Student’s Name: Yeon Woo
Teacher’s Name: Lieann
Book's name: Side by Side 4 Textbook
Levels of Proficiency •
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.
ATTITUDE: Yoen Woo is very active and energetic during the lessons. She doesn’t need much guidance from her teacher when she is answering the activities from the workbook that she has. Her teacher also doesn’t need to correct the student that much. Her teacher is keeping his fingers crossed that she will still continue her positive attitude the rest of the way, while the student is going through her English journey.
READING: Yoen Woo's reading skill can be considered as Approaching Proficiency. This is because there are still some words and phrases which are unfamiliar to the student. The student has a tendency to mumble whenever she doesn’t know how to read a particular word, phrase or sentence. The positive aspect on her reading skill is that, when the teacher corrects the student on how a particular word should be read, the student will be repeating that particular unfamiliar word over and over until he becomes familiar with it.
COMPREHENSION: Yoen Woo’s comprehension skill can be considered as Approaching Proficiency. This is because her teacher doesn’t need to repeat the same instruction twice whenever they’re having lessons. The student can also immediately understand what he has read by answering the reading check-up without much of an issue. This is a sign that the student has a very good English comprehension skill.
SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION: Yoen Woo’s speaking and pronunciation skills can be considered as Approaching Proficiency. This is because the student can easily express what he wants to say using the English language. Unlike with other students who need the aid of a virtual / online dictionary first before they can express themselves in English, with Yoen Woo, she can easily say what she wants to say without much trouble. The only minor setback to his speaking and pronunciation skills is her lack of vocabulary which can easily be fixed by having vocabulary activities during classes. RECOMMENDATIONS/COMMENTS: Her teacher is encouraging her to practice reading new and unfamiliar words during his free time. This can be done by taking notes of those words and then asking his teacher during class time how to properly pronounce them.
FUTURE GOALS: Her teacher will still be introducing more free talking topics during class to enhance the student’s speaking skill.