ESL Class Observation Forms

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ESL Class Observation Form

Your Name _________________

Student teacher’s name________________

Date____________

Informative Grading:

While watching videos, give your full attention. Avoid writing in detail while the video is in play (take a few margin notes if you’re afraid you’ll forget).

Then fill in the blank with 1 being “not well at all” and 10 being “excellent!” Most likely, your answers will fall along this continuum and not at the extremes.

For responses you feel would benefit your colleagues, or topics you’d like to discuss, please write more details in the blanks given. It is expected that you write in at least 10 blanks.


Lesson Planning

___Goals and objectives: Was it clear what they were? Did the goals match students’ needs?

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___Skills addressed (reading, writing, listening, speaking). Where did this class focus as far as skills were concerned? Was there integration of skills? Should there have been more integration of skills? Could there have been more integration and how?

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___Different methods (See “Brief Overview of Methods”)

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___Variety of activities

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___Modify instruction according to different levels

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Teaching Techniques

___Classroom management__________________________________________________________

___Give time limits for activities________________________________________________________

___Monitor students during group work _________________________________________________

___Start activity with an example ______________________________________________________

___Wait time for activities and waiting to see if students understand __________________________

___Lower the affective filter among the students__________________________________________

___Appropriate teacher talk vs. student talk______________________________________________

Language Communication Skills

___Enunciation and Pronunciation _____________________________________________________

___Pitch and rhythm ________________________________________________________________

___Speed of speech ________________________________________________________________

___Eye contact ____________________________________________________________________

___Volume level ___________________________________________________________________

___Active listening__________________________________________________________________

Flexibility/Adaptability

___ Responsiveness to students’ need

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___Taking advantage of “teachable moment”

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___ Latecomers, absences, students of much higher/lower levels, etc.

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___ Adaptability to changes in the environment (including unexpected student involvement)

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___ Questions teacher does not know the answer to

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