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Observation Table, Task 1:

Reasons for speaking in the classroom


Class:
21

3-5

Number of learners:

Length of lesson:
Aysha Ahmad

40 minutes

Teacher observed:

Language Learning Goals: Increased the child vocabulary, and develop


the child relationship between each other.
Materials used:
- Video
- Story.
Reason for speaking
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Learner repeats word(s) after teacher


- (whole class together)
Learner repeats word(s) after teacher
- (group / pair together)
Learner repeats word / phrase after teacher
- (individual )
Learner answers direct question from teacher
Learner answers open question from teacher
Learner asks teacher a question
Learner answers a partner in English
- (pair/ group work activity)
Learner answers a partner in Arabic
- (pair/ group work activity)

Learne
rA

Learne
rB

Learne
rC

E:
A:

E:
A:

E:
A:

Learner speaks to the teacher informally


- (Add E for English; A for Arabic)
1
0

Other reason(s) for speaking


Chatting (misbehavior)

After the Observation


Write your answers in the boxes:

What was the most common reason for speaking?

The Learner repeats word(s) after teacher - (whole class together)

What was the least common reason for speaking?

Learner answers a partner in English - (pair/ group work activity)

Were there any boxes with no ticks?

Learner answers a partner in English

How much of the lesson was spent on the teacher using Teacher Talk, in
your opinion?

Half of the lesson spent by using teacher talking.

Do you feel it was too much / too little / just the right amount of talk? Why /
Why not?

It was normal because the teacher needs to explain many times for
students to deliver the information easily for them because children are
talking English as a second language.

What do you think is an appropriate sequence of interaction patterns?

Children make a lot of interaction as a whole group.

Now consider how much Arabic was used. Do you think it was used
appropriately?
Why? / Why not?

The T used less amount of Arabic because she wants from students
trying to practice the language and make their effort to understand
English as a second language. I think the using of Arabic was
appropriate because the teacher uses it when she found that student
cannot understand, so she switches the language to deliver the
information.

Extra reflection
You do not have to do this activity. However, if you want a higher grade, you must do it. If
you are interested in thinking about this subject more, consider the following reflection.
Reflection
Choose one of the following:

A.
Why is talk important?
For teachers?
TT is imperative due to
1- Deliver the information for students.
2- Give instruction for students.
3- Give useful feedback for students.
4- Managing the classroom.
5- Giving advice for children.
6- Managing her time.
For learners? (Think about the What and How.)
1- Motive students to talk as a result develop their language.
2- Teach child to communicate with others.
3- Build a good relationship with others.