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Journal: Observation 1
Date: 31th July, 2014.
I arrived early in order to know the students and the rest of the teachers. ...
Journal : Observation 2
Date: 1st August, 2014.
When I arrived at the institution, the students and the teachers are sitti...
Name: Klein, Natalia Soledad.
DNI: 29.251.267.
Second Period.
Escuela N° 14.
Class N° 1.
Topic:
Date: 7th
August, 2014.
Th...
Name: Klein, Natalia Soledad.
DNI: 29.251.267.
Second Period.
Escuela N° 14.
Class N° 2.
Topic: Countries and Nationalitie...
Name: Klein, Natalia Soledad.
DNI: 29.251.267.
Second Period.
Escuela N° 14.
Class N° 3.
Topic: Places in the city and Pre...
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  1. 1. Journal: Observation 1 Date: 31th July, 2014. I arrived early in order to know the students and the rest of the teachers. The students were at the break so they were playing outside. They were playing football, volleyball and tennis. It is important to highlight that the school has all the material for them. Once the break was finished, the teachers called the students and each course went to their own classroom. The teacher started writing the day and the weather on the blackboard. The students helped her to write it. After it, the teacher revised some topics from the previous class with yes/no questions. Then, she gave the activity and they started doing it. The activity lasted almost 30 minutes because they were asking so many questions and perhaps, there were some times where the teacher should explain a topic from last class again. The classroom seating was correct and they sat in a semi-circle. They maintained their places for a moment, but then they started walking around the classroom asking objects or explanations from other students. The teachers explained the activity into Spanish and she spoke all the class into Spanish. She explained the topic or the principal questions in English. The teacher controlled the activity one by one. Finally, the teacher gave the homework and the class was finished.
  2. 2. Journal : Observation 2 Date: 1st August, 2014. When I arrived at the institution, the students and the teachers are sitting in a circle in the gallery. They used to do it every Friday in order to let the students show what they have done in their subjects during the week. It lasted a few minutes during the break but it was beautiful since they sang, danced, read poems or role plays. It was fantastic for me to observe that. Once it has finished, the students went to their classroom and the teacher greeted them as usual. The students helped her to write the date and the weather on the board. The teacher asked and the students answered perfectly. The teacher revised the previous topics through some questions and she asked for some meanings of words pointing them in the classroom. Then, she gave them the activity to complete with the verb “to be” positive, negative and interrogative. The students helped themselves with some flashcards which has the three forms. (positive- negative- interrogative) She gave them 2 activities and everyone lasted almost 30 minutes to do it! The students took their time in doing the activities. The teacher went desk by desk clarifying doubts. Perhaps, the teacher should give them some limited time in order to make them more responsible in doing the activities. The same situations happened in both observations. Finally, the teacher corrected the activity as a whole class. The teacher spoke into Spanish some part of the class because the students started having English 2 years ago so they couldn´t understand very well the everyday English.
  3. 3. Name: Klein, Natalia Soledad. DNI: 29.251.267. Second Period. Escuela N° 14. Class N° 1. Topic: Date: 7th August, 2014. The class started at 2 o´clock in the afternoon. The students were still in the break when I arrived at the school. When the bell rang, the students went to their classroom and the class started. The tutor sat at the back in order to let me greet the students and give the class! The tutor asked me the lesson plan during the class and finally, she told that it was very interesting because the activities were innovating for the students. I started writing the date and the weather on the board as the tutor had done during the observations. During the warm-up stage, the students answered my questions correctly. Perhaps, they needed some help but they remembered the structure and the vocabulary very well. During the development they worked quietly. As I have stuck some flashcards of pictures of the new vocabulary, they asked a few questions about it and they could do the activities perfectly. I got surprised how they acquired the new vocabulary. They have a good visual memory. The verb “to be” is perfect since they had to do sentences orally and they made them well. Finally, I proposed to do a game to close the class and they agreed. It was very funny because the tutor and the headmaster took part of it! The students were happy and they revise the vocabulary through the game! Comentario [h1]: School Be consistent! Comentario [h2]: Incomplete Comentario [h3]: …asked me to give her…. Comentario [h4]: …she told me… Comentario [h5]: ..innovative Comentario [h6]: ? …. Comentario [h7]: Be more specific in your description Comentario [h8]: ….of the class Comentario [h9]: Please, pay attention to your verb tenses. Comentario [h10]: ….well Comentario [h11]: …perfect for what? Comentario [h12]: Check verb tense
  4. 4. Name: Klein, Natalia Soledad. DNI: 29.251.267. Second Period. Escuela N° 14. Class N° 2. Topic: Countries and Nationalities. Date: 8th August, 2014. I arrived at 2 o´clock in the afternoon. The students were playing in the playground because they were in the break. The bell rang and they went to their classroom. The tutor sat at the back as in the previous class. I greeted them and they started telling me about the children´s day! I tried to make them speak in English! They used the verb “to be” to make the sentences. They told me where they had gone and what they had done! They were happy! They sat in a semi-circle. I started the class revising the previous vocabulary about “clothes” and “seasons”. They remembered the vocabulary and the flashcards which were still stuck on the walls were very useful for them. I asked them yes/no questions including given vocabulary. I tried to speak in English all the time but it was very difficult for them to understand all my words! The students did their best in following me. I could explain the activities in English and they understood me perfectly. The tutor had already told me about that but the students could understand about the whole class. Perhaps, there were questions or sentences where I had to help them in meaning. The tutor didn´t interfere and the students asked me every doubt they had. It was very important since I could help them and clarify their doubts. They accepted the activities which I have brought and they did them very well. I felt comfortable with them. The class was very calm. At the end, I didn´t propose any game. I greeted them! I asked about the class and they answered me that they had enjoyed it! Then, the bell rang and they went to the break.
  5. 5. Name: Klein, Natalia Soledad. DNI: 29.251.267. Second Period. Escuela N° 14. Class N° 3. Topic: Places in the city and Prepositions. Date: 12rd August, 2014. It was my last class and it was fantastic! The students were waiting for me because the tutor had told them that it was my last lesson. I arrived when the bell rang and the students came to their classroom. I wrote the date and the weather on the board and they started speaking about how they had felt during these days shared together. After that, I could start the lesson and I started speaking in English as I could because they had so many difficulties in understanding me. They used to speak into Spanish with their tutor. The warm-up stage was excellent since they enjoyed it and I felt happy since they could remember the vocabulary very easily. The new vocabulary and structure were acquired well and they did the activities about problems since they had all the materials in the flashcards and they were very useful for them. The role play was accepted perfectly. They were surprised because they hadn´t done it with their tutor. It encouraged participation from all the students. I think that some students found the role play easier than free discussions since they felt free to act. They were laughing during the whole role-play since they were enjoying it. Finally, I greeted them and told them that they were wonderful and I had learnt a lot from them during these days.

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