近期，高端英语项目初三年级两位英语外教Miss. Emily，Miss Kirsten进行了雅思写作、雅思口语的公开课展示，两位经验丰富的外籍教师给大家呈现了生动活泼,非常具有学术性和示范性的雅思教学。体球网副校长于苒、初中教导处副主任张丽君及英语组内中外教共同观摩听课、评课。
Miss Emily本节雅思写作设计了环环相扣的教学活动，首先通过热身活动使学生明确本节主题。有效的单词学习热身为本节的输出活动做了铺垫。在第一个Introduction环节教师通过几幅图表让学生明白雅思写作中的图表形式。在第二个Overview环节教师设计了多样的教学活动和小组合作学习任务启发学生在用中学，学生先是明确了Paraphrasing的含义及方式。随后进行了多个任务的Paraphrase运用，在实际的操练中巩固操练。在第三个Body Paragraphs环节中，启发学生思考一个和多个互相关联的图表。引导学生对这些信息或数据进行描述。在整个教学过程中Miss Emily注重板书的生成，全程关注学生的讨论活动并给予指导，使学生有效地找到信息中关键的内容并对之进行描述，注重连贯性和结构层次。学生能否将信息和要点进行组织，信息和要点之间的联系是否清晰，使用的词汇是否广泛、准确、且适合这一部分写作成为了这节写作课的主旋律。
Reflection on Open Class
This year, I chose to do an open class on IELTS Writing, with a focus on the analysis of graphs. To be honest, after finishing this class, I think there is a lot of room for improvement. However, I believe I was able to achieve my objectives, which were that the students could review paraphrasing and become familiar with analyzing graphs and diagrams.
In the process of planning the lesson, I was given some helpful suggestions, such as simplifying the lesson by taking out unnecessary parts. I tried to implement these suggestions, but, after the lesson, I found that I still needed to simplify more. Consequently, for this lesson, one thing I can improve on is lessening the amount of material and going more in depth. I also hope to improve on my pacing of the lesson. Because we spent more time reviewing earlier on in the lesson, there was less time for presentation at the end. For future lessons, I will try to find a better balance.
Overall, the students were able to achieve the objectives in the lesson. They are better able to write introductions using paraphrasing and analyze graphs/diagrams. They are also much quicker at finding the key features of the graphs, which is one aspect they particularly needed to work on. Although they achieved the objectives, I felt that the students were quieter than usual, which is another possible area of improvement; I hope to encourage the students to be more vocal next time.
Overall, I believe it was a good lesson, because the students were able to accomplish much. They are much more familiar with the different kinds of graphs they will encounter on the IELTS test, and they have a firmer foundation in how to structure the answer and which key features to talk about. Still, there is definitely more room for improvement in my lesson. I look forward to teaching more IELTS classes and trying to improve my planning and implementation.
Miss Kirsten的雅思口语课，首先，教师用学生们非常熟悉的attendance questions开始和学生们进行互动。这堂课的主要教学目标是让学生们描述自己的一次旅行。教师首先铺垫了词汇，让学生在游戏中理解单词的含义和用法。接着，学生完成课本上的连线，并运用词汇描述图中的景点。接下来，教师启发学生分析谈论假期活动的要素where、how、who、what. 随后，外教以自己的亲身经历为例，给学生示范并引导学生如何一步步讲述旅行经历。此外，外教还强调了时态，对应的时间词和连接词等细节。 然后，学生进行小组合作活动，分别转述教师的经历，进一步内化本节课的重点内容。最后，引导学生分享自己的一段经历。整堂课任务有层级，环环相扣，既调动了学生的学习兴趣也培养了学生的逻辑思维能力。
Reflection on Open Class
With the support and careful preparation from my coworkers Cora and Lily, I was able to confidently deliver my first open class. There were a few unexpected bumps along the way. However, I was able to execute the lesson well because of the technical requirements set by my coworkers.
The topic of my open class was an IELTS speaking class about ‘travel’. Planning this particular class was no easy task because anyone familiar with IELTS will know that it is quite academic. Students need to build vocabulary and then be able to use this vocabulary in a topic that they will have to speak about for at least two minutes. The challenge was knowing how to include all the lesson objectives into a 40-minute lesson.
Nevertheless, Cora and Lily helped me design a lesson plan that included all the necessary elements enabling me to successfully conduct a lesson wherein I was able to achieve most of my lesson objectives. As well as letting my coworkers in on a typical IELTS speaking class.
Students were attentive and participated well. They were able to demonstrate new and existing knowledge of the topic. In addition, students were able to use the vocabulary, including adjectives, nouns, and phrases to plan a talk, which is a requirement of the IELTS speaking part 2 and 3 test.
The areas I think could be improved, would be to integrate more visuals, video, and audio into my lesson.
In conclusion, I thoroughly enjoyed my open class. I hope my coworkers benefited from the lesson.