Student’s Name: Ji Yun (Jenny)
Teacher’s Name: Love
Book's name: My Next Grammar 2 textbook and workbook pp. 23-61
Levels of Proficiency
• Beginning – The student at this level struggles with his/her understanding; prerequisite and fundamental knowledge and or skills have not been acquired or developed adequately to aid understanding.
• Developing – The student at this level possesses the minimum knowledge and skills and core understandings, but needs help throughout the performance of authentic tasks.
• Approaching Proficiency – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings and with little guidance from the teacher and/or with some assistance from peers, can transfer these understandings through authentic performance tasks.
• Proficient – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings, and can transfer them independently through authentic performance tasks.
• Advanced – The student at this level exceeds the core requirements in terms of knowledge, skills and understandings, and can transfer them automatically and flexibly through authentic performance tasks.
Ji Yun or Jenny is a nice student. She showed a polite and warm behavior towards the teacher. She greeted the teacher warmly at the start of each lessons. She also enthusiastically shared about her likes and interests and talked about her days with her friends. However, there were some instances when Jenny got sleepy and showed tiredness in the class. This is understandable for students like her have so much to do for the whole day. The good thing about Jenny is that, she still tries her best to finish the lesson even when she is so sleepy. The teacher just needed to remind her to sit properly as to not feel sleepier. Overall, Jenny’s attitude in the class is pleasant.
Jenny’s comprehension skills may be classified in the Approaching Proficiency level. She was able to converse with the teacher and answer her questions. She also followed instructions in the book easily as well as the teacher’s instructions with minimal further explanation. To further enhance her comprehension skills, Jenny may be exposed to age appropriate English materials such as books and videos with subtitle.
Jenny was able to read at an ideal pace. She also successfully read words and sentences. However, there are still some words that Jenny mispronounce, mostly unfamiliar words. Jenny also has to work on putting the proper intonation and stresses on the sentences she was reading, for she had the tendency to read monotonously. The good thing about Jenny is that, with her comprehension, she can easily be instructed to re-read lines and correct mispronounced words.
SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION:
Jenny has a nice speaking voice. She spoke clearly and carefully both in explaining her ideas and reading. In addition, she is starting to develop a neutral accent which means, her Korean accent when speaking English is becoming less evident. However, Jenny still has to practice blending words in sentences for her to sound more fluent. She also has to be reminded of /s/ and /z/ sound as well as the /th/ sound which is challenging for most students. To sum it up, Jenny’s speaking and pronunciation skills may be classified in the Approaching Proficiency level. She may further improve her speaking and pronunciation skills by practicing and imitating English speaker in videos. She may also listen to more English songs and take note of lyrics and practice reading those. You can do it Jenny! J
Jenny is a smart student. She just needs to be more motivated and enthusiastic to learn. She also needs to be more exposed to reading materials as well as videos and audio English recordings. It will also be helpful If Jenny will have someone to accompany her while practicing. Talking to her in English even at home will be of great help to improve her fluency and enrich her vocabulary. It is also recommended for Jenny to list down all the words she have learned in the class and practice using those words into her own sentences and daily conversations.
In the coming meetings, Jenny still be encouraged to speak more in the class. Free talking with interesting topics will also be done at the start of each lessons to given Jenny more chance to express herself freely. Furthermore, repetition and modelling will still be incorporated in reading sentences as well as free conversation.