Student’s Name: Ji Won
Teacher’s Name: T. Jannex
Book's name: Basic Speaking English 1 - 2
Pages: 68-87 ; 1-23
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 been a pleasure teaching Ji Won. Ji Won has remained an active student this month. He always takes part in reading activities and he tries to take part in conversation as well. I sometimes give him pronunciation homework and he does his part in practicing how to pronounce the words on his own. Keep up the good attitude, Ji Won!
READING AND COMPREHENSION:
Ji Won’s Reading skill is at the Developing level. Ji Won has improved his reading skills a lot since we started studying together. He is now reading with good intonation and inflection. He can also decode the sound of the letters correctly on his own most of the time. Keep up the good work, Ji Won!
SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION:
Ji Won’s speaking and pronunciation skills are at the Developing level. Ji Won’s speaking and pronunciation is continuously improving. He is now more used to the pronunciation of “TH” sound as well as the “r” sound. He doesn’t get impatient when I tell him to repeat a word over and over again until he gets the correct pronunciation. His perseverance is absolutely impressive. Keep working hard, Ji Won!
SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION SKILLS:
Ji Won is still learning how to organize his own sentences. At the moment, he is able to make sentences with a given pattern to answer simple conversation questions. I encourage Ji Won to continue trying his best and learn the sentence patterns by heart. Keep up the good work, Ji Won!
I highly recommend reading short story books at home. Choose books that are at a level he’s most comfortable with. Ji Won should also practice pronunciation of the sounds “ch”, “th”, and “r”. We will do pronunciation drills during class to practice this. I would like Ji Won to keep up his enthusiasm for learning English. If he continues to be enthusiastic about learning the language, he will continue to improve and become an excellent English speaker in the future.
The future goal that I’ve set for Ji Won this month of January is for him to be able to learn the sight words and their meaning, which is an essential foundation in reading and comprehension. He will be able to increase his ability to identify the sounds of the letters by reading English materials fit for his level. He will also be able to make sentences describing what he sees in a picture during speaking exercise.
Congratulations on a job well done this month, Ji Won! Keep up the good work!