[Assessment 1105] Re: No Questions or Comments?!

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Ted Klein taklein at austin.rr.com
Mon Feb 4 21:49:23 EST 2008


In the long run, this may be all that I know.



1. Were there 10 or fewer students in the class?

2. Was the classroom comfortable in terms of

environment and learning atmosphere?

3. Did the instructor have a pleasant and

supportive personality?

4. Were the lessons communication centered,

rather than informational, most of the time?

5. Was the instructor a native-speaker or

near native-speaker of the target language?

6. Was the target language used as a medium

of instruction all or most of the time?

7. Did the students do most of the communication,

rather than the instructor?

8. Did the instructor maintain control of the class

in a non-threatening manner?

9. Did members of the class seem compatible with each

other and the instructor?

10. Did the students seem closely matched in their

target language proficiency?

11. Did all of the students participate?

12. Were students enthusiastic?

13. Did the instructor use a variety of techniques

to elicit communication activities?

14. Did the instructor assist students, rather

than push them?

15. Did the instructor use normal, rather than

exaggerated speech?

16. Were training aids used to enhance or reinforce


17. Were new learning objectives reinforced adequately?

18. Was correction applied moderately and positively

so that it wouldn't inhibit communication?

19. Was there a balance of language skills (listening,

speaking, reading and writing?)

20. Were students dealt with appropriately for their

ages? (e.g. adults treated like adults).

---- Original Message -----
From: Marie Cora
To: Assessment at nifl.gov
Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 5:50 PM
Subject: [Assessment 1103] No Questions or Comments?!

Hello everyone,

I'm so surprised! No one has anything to comment on regarding your program's effectiveness at helping ESL students advance?? I was very curious to know if subscribers experience the same types of issues that Dr. Chisman and Dr. Crandall found in their research: a lack of intensity of instruction/few protocols for transitioning students/few opportunities for professional development.

What are the issues in your program that you feel inhibit the ESL student from advancing? What do you try to do about that?

Please post your questions and comments now.


Marie Cora

Assessment Discussion List Moderator

Marie Cora

marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com

NIFL Assessment Discussion List Moderator



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