Magister University
School of Education and
Foreign Languages

Lorna Lezama Caamaño
Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
General Objective
To assess the use of oral evaluation in
the sixth grade of the Dr. José María
Castro Madriz Primary Scho...
Specific Objectives
1.

To focus on the need for oral evaluation
when teaching English to second cycle
students of sixth g...
3.

To describe techniques and strategies that
can help English Teachers improve
students’ oral performance.

Lorna Lezama...
Reasons Behind The Topic
Globalized world.
Free Trade Agreements.
Costa Rican tourist flow and investment.
Students are no...
Information Subjects
1.

A sample of 30 students of sixth Dr.
José María Castro Madriz School.

2.

The two English teache...
Information Sources
1.

Books, anthologies, pamphlets, articles,
Costa
Rican
English
Teaching
Syllabus, and the Internet.
...
Instruments
1.

Personal interview addressed to the
teachers contained five- open-ended
questions.

2.

Close-ended questi...
Theoretical Framework
Highlights

Lorna Lezama Caamaño
Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
Methods that encourage the use of
the oral and aural skills
1.
2.
3.
4.

5.

Audiolingual Method
Total Physical Response
C...
Oral Evaluation

General Background
2. Its importance
3. Evaluation process
4. How to apply it
1.

Lorna Lezama Caamaño
Al...
Methodological
Approach

Lorna Lezama Caamaño
Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
The Results

Lorna Lezama Caamaño
Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
Graph # 1

I like to learn English in order to

5%

11%

6%

78%

Write

Read
Hear
Talk

Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandr...
Graph # 2

My teacher evaluates my oral abilities in English

7%
43%
50%

Always

Sometimes

Never

Source: Lorna Lezama a...
Graph # 3

I speak English during the English class

20%

20%
Always

Sometimes

60%
Never

Source: Lorna Lezama and Aleja...
Graph # 4

I include oral activities in my lesson plan
90% of the time
50% of the time

50%

70% of the time
30% of the ti...
Graph #5

I motivate my students to use the language orally
Always

Almost Always

50%

Sometimes

Never

50%

Source: Lor...
Graph #6

I evaluate my student's oral skills
90% of the time

70% of the time

50% of the time

30% of the time

50%

50%...
Conclusions
1. Use the oral and aural skills as a regular

tool in the classroom.
2. Factors that most influence in the us...
4. Objective

and percentage of time
devoted to the oral and aural activities.

5. Use of the language in the classroom.

...
Recommendations
1. Perception of the use of the skills by
teachers.
2. Increase and improvement on the use

of the listeni...
4. In regards to approaches and methods

teachers should improve their
knowledge in order to take advantage
of students’ o...
Proposal
General Objective
 To contribute in the improvement of

the English oral evaluation of the
Doctor José María Castro Madri...
Specific Objectives
1. To establish the importance of oral evaluation

in the Sixth Grade of the Doctor José María
Castro ...
Scheme
1. To be aware of the importance of the

oral evaluation
2. The use of strategies and approaches
that focus on the ...
5. To

look for clearness and well
understanding when administering oral
test.

Look for a quite and comfortable place for...
Thank you!

Lorna Lezama Caamaño
Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
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DIAGNOSTIC AND PROPOSAL OF IMPROVEMENT OF THE ORAL EVALUATION OF THE SIXTH GRADERS OF THE DR. JOSÉ MARÍA CASTRO MADRIZ SCHOOL

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DIAGNOSTIC AND PROPOSAL OF IMPROVEMENT OF THE ORAL EVALUATION OF THE SIXTH GRADERS OF THE DR. JOSÉ MARÍA CASTRO MADRIZ SCHOOL

  1. 1. Magister University School of Education and Foreign Languages Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  2. 2. General Objective To assess the use of oral evaluation in the sixth grade of the Dr. José María Castro Madriz Primary School Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  3. 3. Specific Objectives 1. To focus on the need for oral evaluation when teaching English to second cycle students of sixth grade at public schools in Costa Rica. 2. To identify the different methods of oral evaluation that are currently used by English teachers in the second cycle of the Costa Rican Public Schools. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  4. 4. 3. To describe techniques and strategies that can help English Teachers improve students’ oral performance. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  5. 5. Reasons Behind The Topic Globalized world. Free Trade Agreements. Costa Rican tourist flow and investment. Students are not acquiring oral abilities in Costa Rican public schools. 5. The necessity to improve the oral evaluation. 1. 2. 3. 4. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  6. 6. Information Subjects 1. A sample of 30 students of sixth Dr. José María Castro Madriz School. 2. The two English teachers of sixth grade at Dr. José María Castro Madriz School. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  7. 7. Information Sources 1. Books, anthologies, pamphlets, articles, Costa Rican English Teaching Syllabus, and the Internet. 2. Direct interviews to the teachers as well as information obtained from questionnaires applied to students and teachers. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  8. 8. Instruments 1. Personal interview addressed to the teachers contained five- open-ended questions. 2. Close-ended questionnaire addressed to the teachers and students. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  9. 9. Theoretical Framework Highlights Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  10. 10. Methods that encourage the use of the oral and aural skills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Audiolingual Method Total Physical Response Community Language Teaching Communicative Language Teaching Cooperative Language Learning Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  11. 11. Oral Evaluation General Background 2. Its importance 3. Evaluation process 4. How to apply it 1. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  12. 12. Methodological Approach Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  13. 13. The Results Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  14. 14. Graph # 1 I like to learn English in order to 5% 11% 6% 78% Write Read Hear Talk Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandra Carvajal. Application Date: June 17th, 2011.
  15. 15. Graph # 2 My teacher evaluates my oral abilities in English 7% 43% 50% Always Sometimes Never Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandra Carvajal. Application Date: June 17th, 2011.
  16. 16. Graph # 3 I speak English during the English class 20% 20% Always Sometimes 60% Never Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandra Carvajal. Application Date: June 17th, 2011.
  17. 17. Graph # 4 I include oral activities in my lesson plan 90% of the time 50% of the time 50% 70% of the time 30% of the time 50% Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandra Carvajal. Application Date: June 17th, 2011.
  18. 18. Graph #5 I motivate my students to use the language orally Always Almost Always 50% Sometimes Never 50% Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandra Carvajal. Application Date: June 17th, 2011.
  19. 19. Graph #6 I evaluate my student's oral skills 90% of the time 70% of the time 50% of the time 30% of the time 50% 50% Source: Lorna Lezama and Alejandra Carvajal. Application Date: June 17th, 2011.
  20. 20. Conclusions 1. Use the oral and aural skills as a regular tool in the classroom. 2. Factors that most influence in the use of the oral and aural skills. 3. Students’ perception in regards to the oral and listening activities. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  21. 21. 4. Objective and percentage of time devoted to the oral and aural activities. 5. Use of the language in the classroom. 6. Use of strategies, approaches. methods and 7. Use of oral evaluation 8. Feedback. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  22. 22. Recommendations 1. Perception of the use of the skills by teachers. 2. Increase and improvement on the use of the listening activities. and speaking 3. Avoid the use of the mother tongue in and outside the classroom. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  23. 23. 4. In regards to approaches and methods teachers should improve their knowledge in order to take advantage of students’ oral and aural skills. 5. Perception and application of oral evaluation. 6. The correct use of feedback. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  24. 24. Proposal
  25. 25. General Objective  To contribute in the improvement of the English oral evaluation of the Doctor José María Castro Madriz School. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  26. 26. Specific Objectives 1. To establish the importance of oral evaluation in the Sixth Grade of the Doctor José María Castro Madriz School. 2. To suggest some techniques and strategies to develop the oral and aural skills when teaching English. 3. To appoint some recommendations in order to get better results when applying oral tests. Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  27. 27. Scheme 1. To be aware of the importance of the oral evaluation 2. The use of strategies and approaches that focus on the use of the oral and aural skills 3. The use of creative and motivating materials 4. Application of regular oral test Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos
  28. 28. 5. To look for clearness and well understanding when administering oral test. Look for a quite and comfortable place for the students. 2. Be clear and precise with the instructions. 3. Avoid interruptions and errors correctness. 4. Present the test as nice as possible. 1.
  29. 29. Thank you! Lorna Lezama Caamaño Alejandra Carvajal Vallejos

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