Elementary School Example

(Note: I could not download and edit this video, so you must watch it on the BusanEdu website. Watch it full screen and slide to the times below.)

Elementary School
Grade 3 English Class

Please go to this video and watch the following times:

  • 4:26-8:43
  • 10:45-17:17

Please answer the following questions in the comments.
This is worth two points. Your response is due by 3/23.

  1. How does the teacher explain meaning?
  2. How does the teacher give students practice?
  3. How does she use Korean in the classroom?
  4. What is your opinion of her Korean usage?
  5. What did you learn, if anything, from this video?

Feel free to respond to your classmates for an extra point!

4 thoughts on “Elementary School Example

  1. anan0910 says:

    1.How does the teacher explain meaning?
    The teacher explains meaning in many ways.
    1)She acts really actively. She uses gesture and mime to explain easily. If students don’t know about words or sentences, they can guess the meaning with teacher’s gesture and mime.
    2)She shows pictures and photos to explain person’s faces. Moreover, she prepared famous stars and cartoon character’s pictures during motivating time, it can arouse student’s interest.
    3)She makes some situations like birthday to explain happy, fight to explain angry faces. Students can imagine that situation by themselves, they can make various faces with their mirrors.
    4)She also uses a translation. She translates some key words and key expressions.

    2.How does the teacher give students practice?
    1)She let them make cartoon character’s faces by themselves. The students can express various ways with one same word. They can learn other additional words, like eyes, eyebrows, mouths, etc.
    2)The students draw a picture what they want to express. They show the pictures to their friends and present in front of the students. That makes all the students in this class can practice together.
    3)During the review time, teacher asks why questions to students. Students can think deeply about why those faces are happy, sad or angry. It’s really good way to let them think deeply when they review and finishing today’s class.

    3.How does she use Korean in the classroom?
    She rarely uses Korean in the classroom. She uses Korean during these times.
    1)When the students can’t understand about activity or what the students have to do it.
    2)When she present the goal of this class, she uses Korean. The goal of today’s class is really important to students to let them know what they are going to learn today.
    3)She uses Korean when she explains important game rule. She explains most of the game rules in English, but she uses Korean, like “Don’t tell to other students”.

    4.What is your opinion of her Korean usage?
    She uses Korean appropriate time. There are some grammatical errors in her english(ex.eyeses⟶eyes, A-Young make⟶makes, JJang-Gu look⟶looks) though, it’s better to try to use little Korean. I don’t agree 100% TEE class. That seems like a good class, but there are slow students who can’t understand. We have to use Korean almost 10% to make an effective TEE class like this teacher.

    5.What did you learn, if anything, from this video?
    All my answers above are all I learned. I want to add one more thing. When the students put their drawing worksheets on the walls, she plays music BINGO. I think it’s an awesome idea. They have to finish this activity before finishing the music. So students moves busily and this activity can be finished in short time. Moreover, it’s hard students concentrate the class again after moving around the classroom to do some activities. But students can concentrate really easily and fast with singing and clapping.

  2. eunji says:

    1. she used korean and English together.
    When the kids hardly understand the meanings she translated.

    2.she gave the mirrors and tried to express their feelings.
    she made various materials that the kids like such as 짱구.

    3.She sometimes used Korean when the students understood the meanings.

    4. I think using Korean during the class is acceptable.
    Especially, they are still young to understand the whole class.
    Sometimes using Korean during the class, lower level students can get more motivations

    5.I think she is really good at using the materials.
    Because elementary students have short span to concenturate,
    it’s very useful to use them.
    She uses mirror ,짱구 face and question box….

  3. 201180023 says:

    1) She used lots of body language.
    2) Drawing characters in well-known cartoons, Presenting their works before their classmates, Reviewing what they’ve learned with picture they had made.
    3) When students couldn’t understand, When rules of the game was explained.
    4) Amount of using English is proper. But, in real class, it’s little hard to teach in English 100%. Students can’t actively participate in a class due to their low level of language.
    5) I like her activities because she knows how to inspire students by using various materials.

  4. Sharon Yang says:

    1. How does the teacher explain meaning?
    The teacher talks to the students about familiar people and events to be understandable and then asks simple questions if they understand or not.
    And also she uses a lot of gestures, mime, facial expressions and sometimes she explains some situations for the students to assume the answers.
    Moreover, she uses some Korean which helps the students to understand main concept of the class.
    2. How does the teacher give students practice?
    As an English Teacher for Elementary students, she provides and prepares many activities for the students to practice their English skills.
    Her activities were well organised as she used a controlled activity first and a free activity at the end.
    She asks the students to look at the mirror first to observe their faces and then asks them to make cartoon character’s faces to express various facial expression.
    And then she put the free activity as the students draw their own face and present in front of their friends.
    Last, she prepares the review time for the students to think about the lesson.

    3. How does she use Korean in the classroom?
    The teacher uses Korean when she refers important words or instructions.
    And also she uses Korean when she present the objectives of the class.
    it will be useful to teach in Korean as an Elementary teacher but I prefer not using Korean too often as she let the students to guess the meaning of the words.
    Also during the Activity2, when the students pick up the cards from the box, there are some Korean words related to facial expressions.
    4.What is your opinion of her Korean usage?
    Her Korean usage was useful as some students appeared not to understand what she said in the first but when she explained using Korean for them, they seemed to understand and it would be helpful for the class which had limited time.
    3. 5.What did you learn, if anything, from this video?
    Overall, the teacher and students had positive interaction in the class. The students appeared eager to learn and many students raised their hands to answer questions.
    The teacher tried to call upon each student and gave each student the same opportunity to answer questions.
    The teacher spoke English very naturally and her instruction was clear.
    Most of the time was spent in “T-Ss interaction” as it was a big class.
    Only little things concerned me about the lesson.
    I think TTT spent quite longer that STT as she spent most of time explaining the instructions.
    Moreover, during the monitoring, she prefers bent down to help the students complete their activities.
    Also when she explained the instructions for the activity, it would have been better to show demonstration instead of the simple question as “Do you understand?”

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