Helen foreign teacher Monika, displaying her talent in Yuexiu University
November 9, 2017, Zhejiang University Helen Zhangjun Qian, a teaching supervisor, went to Zhejiang Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages to attend Class 1702 of Chinese language and literature, Monika’s oral English class.
Filling in the blanks with new words is of high precision
At the beginning of the class, Monika continues teaching what she started explaining the class before using a PPT, in which students must fill in the blanks in the sentences with new words. She asked the students to raise their hands and answer, so they read the sentence and fill in the blank. Their accuracy rate is high.
Neither listening nor answering is neglected.
Then, the teacher played the recording material, and asked the students to do some listening practice according to the text. The audio was played twice. After listening, Monika proceed to answer the questions, which goes well.
Read and listen to the dialogues, rectifying their pronunciation
The students are then asked to read the dialogue. She listens and corrects students' pronunciation, being so patient and careful. During the class, she uses the blackboard to write and tell her students some new words: insomnia, fluently…
Their text practice is very active
After that, Monika asked the students to carry out the dialogue in accordance with the text. The students were actively involved and the classroom atmosphere was warm. The teacher came down the stage to interact with the students, especially with those whose partner was not in class that day, so she sat down and had a chat with him o her. After five minutes, the teacher asked the three groups to stand up and perform the dialogue. The classroom atmosphere was better and the classroom efficiency was higher.
The effect has been seen in English class games
Finally, Monika organized a class game. She divided the class into four groups and distributed the lecture notes and explained to the students the rules of the game.
In order to test the students' understanding effect, she went to a group to explain to the students separately, and let the student who had understood, to explain the rules to the whole class. Monika asked everyone to use the WeChat in their mobile phones to roll the dice and play the games related to textbook content. The atmosphere is warm and the effect is admirable.
Mrs. Monika is ready for the class, including PPT courseware, audio materials, blackboard-writing, lecture notes, etc. Good organization in the class and good relationship between teacher and students.
The teacher frequently uses PPT, and she is able to integrate better the courseware content and textbook content, and she uses courseware to complete class exercises, and to improve classroom efficiency. At the same time, the use of listenings, blackboard-writing, lecture notes and other teaching tools also makes the session richer and more varied.
Monika's lesson follows a good sequence of exercises, and the teaching style is elegant and natural, and oral pronunciation conforms to standards. The teacher properly handles the class and transitions between activities are smooth. She guides the students from learning new words, to filling in the blanks with words, and then listening and conversation practice. We could see a well-organized class.
In the whole class, she was in a very calm and graceful manner, which meets the standards of university teachers. In addition, her spoken English pronunciation conforms to standards, Her pronunciation and intonation are natural.
Teachers and students are friendly and harmonious. In the classroom, the teacher always treats the students with kindness and politeness, so students also respond with a similar behavior. They are active and they cooperate in teaching tasks or classroom activities assigned by the teacher.
Monika focuses especially on those students who have more problems to speak English and whose English is relatively poorer. In class activities, she takes the initiative and sit among the students and interact with those who has no partner. They have certain affinities and they feel comfortable in class.
Understanding the game is convenient, props selection is concise and the explanation of rules is clear.
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