Student’s Name: LILY
Teacher’s Name: T. Jannex
Book's name: Speaking Exercises
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.
It’s a pleasure teaching Lily this month. Lily has always been a good and cooperative student. I really enjoy her sensible attitude and good personality in class. She always shares her interests in class and she’s very open in giving her opinion on the subjects that we talk about. If she continues to persevere and keep up her great attitude, I am confident that she will do well in her future English studies.
SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION:
Lily’s speaking and pronunciation skills are in Approaching Proficiency level. This month, I noticed that Lily became a little chatty in class. She talks about little things confidently and asks questions sometimes. I encourage her to practice asking questions as much as answering them, for it will greatly help in developing her conversation skills. I also discourage Lily from baby-talking in class, and focus more on constructing her sentences.
Lily’s grammatical skill is in Approaching Proficiency Level. While it is true that Lily became chatty in class these days, I noticed that she rarely used full sentences in conversation this month. She only says the keywords in her sentences and often makes incomplete sentences. I encourage Lily to take time to organize her thoughts in English before she responds to questions.
It is highly recommended for Lily to read books with English audio to improve her vocabulary skills. A wide range of vocabulary is essential in improving her speaking skills. She can achieve this by reading and listening at the same time. She’ll be able to improve her intonation and comprehension, too. Whenever she learns a new word, try to look up the meaning of it in the dictionary, and write down sentences using that word. By doing so, she’ll remember the new word well and how it is used in sentences.
The future goal that I’ve set for Lily this month of January is for her to constantly improve her grammar skills by doing more sentence building activities. To hone her sentence construction skills, conversation and speaking exercises will be included in everyday activities. More importantly, to enhance comprehension and vocabulary we will do reading and listening exercises each week.