Language Learning Reflection

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1. Introduction: The first time I heard about dictogloss was from my colleague who said she had used this in her listening lesson and it really helped her learners who always found listening a challenge in terms of speed of delivery and content of the spoken text. Her class had many repeating students [students who had failed a semester and were repeating the module] and the lesson help motivate them to listen more attentively and greatly helped improve their listening and note-taking skills. I was intrigued by these observations and since this was totally new to me I decided to use this as part of my experimental practice as I felt I had to try it out before implementing this on a wider scale. 1.1 Professional aims and objectives in…show more content…
& Small, J., 2003 ‘Combining dictogloss and cooperative learning to promote language learning’. The Reading Matrix. 3(1). Murray, S., 2001. ‘The dictogloss expanded’. MET Journal. 10 (3). Wajnryb, R., 1990. Grammar Dictation. London:OUP. Appendices: 1. Student Feedback Questionnaire Think about today’s lesson and answer the following. 1. Tick [] your responses in the given columns Statement Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree a. I enjoyed the lesson b. This lesson helped improve my listening skills c. The lesson helped improve my note-taking skills d. I was able to summarise the text in my own words e. I was able to correct my grammar and punctuation in this lesson. f. I was motivated by the activities in the lesson g. I would like to do this type of lesson again. 2. Write something about the lesson that you... Liked most Liked least/did not like Other comments Thank You for your feedback 2. Colleagues Feedback Form Lesson Aim: To use dictogloss as an alternative approach to help improve learners’ note-taking while listening. 1. In relation to the above aim, do you think it was met? Why / Why not? 2. Were learners aware of the aims? What evidence of this was there in the…show more content…
Worksheet for note-taking 2. Listen to the presentation a second time and write down the words that you hear as notes in the box below: Notes: 3. Text reconstruction: Use the notes above to make a complete text in your own words. Check with other groups after you are done. Title: 6. Tabular Result of responses in Students’ Feedback Statement Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree a. I enjoyed the lesson 12/20 = 60% 7/20 = 35% 1/20=5% - b. This lesson helped improve my listening skills 14/20 = 70% 6/20 = 30% - - c. The lesson helped improve my note-taking skills 14/20 = 70% 6/20 = 30% - - d. I was able to summarise the text in my own words 14/20 = 70% 6/20 = 30% - - e. I was able to correct my grammar and punctuation in this lesson. 9/20 = 45% 9/20 = 45% 2/20=10% - f. I was motivated by the activities in the lesson 13/20 = 65% 7/20 = 35% - - g. I would like to do this type of lesson again. 14/20 = 70% 6/20 = 30% - - 7. Completed Questionnaires
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