ICELT Course 2012 – 2013
METHODOLOGY ASSIGNMENT #1
EVALUATION OF TEACHING
Reflection is one of the most powerful tools teachers have at hand to explore what aspects or skills of their teaching need to be improved or changed in order to achieve the main aim and learning objectives stated in the lesson plan. Thus, it is my intention to reflect, through this methodology assignment, which elements of the lesson I taught were successfully and less successfully achieved and the probable causes of these. Since this is a business English course imparted to executives and employees of an international company, the lesson I chose for the purpose of this assignment was a skills-based lesson contextualized to job recruitment, application and selection. The reasons underlying my decision for teaching this lesson was to link the context and vocabulary of the recent work with that presented in the lesson plan (Appendix 1) to make students produce more accurately and confidently, especially when facing real job interviews.
ACHIEVEMENT OF LEARNING OBJECTIVES
After implementing the lesson plan (Appendix 1), I came up with very interesting reflections about the achievement of learning objectives in terms of classroom management and the teacher and learner language. For the greatest part, the main aim of the lesson was achieved; all students produced language effectively using the proper lexis related to the context.
According to the lesson plan, the warm-up activity (game) was dynamic and entertaining, which help students relaxing after a tedious and stressful work day; besides, it contributed to give late-arriving students more time before the context of the lesson was set.
The reading activity: Recruitment and selection (Appendix 2) was good; all students read a fragment of the reading and their pronunciation and intonation was corrected. Since this activity was a little slow, and considering the language level of learners, I tried to...