WORK SCHEDULE FOR August 1st to 5th, 2016
Books: Focus on Grammar book 2 and 3. vocabulary power 1.
Classes: Speaking 5, Speaking 3, Vocabulary 4, Grammar 4, Grammar 5, Grammar 3.
1. Speaking 5 (Mon - Fri)
Students prepare presentations about their country's culture, touristic places, food, hobbies, job description, family, future goals, talents and skills etc.
Topics are left to the discretion and choice of the students. They prepare notes and use of specific vocabulary.
Depending on the number of students, the time is allotted for each student ranging from 15 or 20 mins to a maximum of 30 mins.
Teacher assesses students fluency, pronunciation, use of vocabulary and expression of ideas conveyed. Also use of time and students' response to the topic presented. Teacher feedback and assessment is done by analysing students strengths and weaknesses and advising on how to improve those skills. If a student proves that he or she is capable of expressing ideas fluently with a limited use of vocabulary and able to get the class to comprehend, they are advised to move up a level. For testing, students are assessed using a rubric scale.
2. Speaking 3 (Mon - Fri)
Most of the above points apply to the Speaking 3 class except that the focus is not to be too critical on structure and vocabulary but rather on getting students to speak for a duration of 10 to 15 mins with questions and feedback from the peers and teacher to enable the student to gain confidence in speaking. Students are assessed on the ability to speak using resources such as TV and Internet. A rubric scale is used for testing.
3. Vocabulary 5
The vocabulary power 1 book provides good practice skills for developing vocabulary. 2 chapters are usually completed each week. There is quiz after 3 chapters of the book and the teacher monitors student progress by the score on the quiz.
a list of 10 words are in each chapter. the class begins with the teacher writing numbers 1 to 10 on the board and giving the first letter only. students try to the guess the vocabulary word for a point. Students compete to guess the maximum words. The words are listed on the board and then a quick feedback from the students about new words they have heard for the first time. pronunciation practice is next. The teacher then writes up the basic meaning of each word and also writes up a sample paragraph using 6 words on the board. students use that example and write their own paragraph using any 6 words from the list. The teacher then checks each students paragraph and then gives the students to solve the skills in the chapter.
Each chapter is based on skills based on reference to context, comprehension, choose the correct word, collocations, same word different meaning, and a reading text. Students complete each exercise and then check their answers to see how they performed. After several weeks of practice, students show progress and are ready to move up a level.
4. Grammar 4 (focus on grammar 2, chapters 17 - 36)
2 chapters are covered each week. Students get a break down explanation on each topic on the board and then solve exercises given in the chapter. The teacher then checks the exercises and students do a quiz and their scores are recorded. Additional practice exercises from the work book are given to students as a practice. students check their answers and depending on their performance they move up a level.
5. Grammar 5. (focus on grammar 3, chapters 1 - 16)
The same plan is used as above.
6. Grammar 3. (focus on Grammar 2, chapters 1 - 16.)
The same plan is used as mentioned above.