Reflection On Observation Of A Teacher

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In this report, I will describe a teacher and her students in an observation I did in the Phonetics and Phonology class at UCSI University. The purpose of this report is to reflect on the teacher’s teaching strategies and class environment in relation with what I have learned in my Principle and Practice in Language Teaching class. Throughout this paper, a variety of students’ and teacher’s behavior will be discussed that will be analyzed in the reflection section.

One of the biggest features of this lesson is the way the lecturer interacts with her students. Basically, the lecturer used different kind of questions during the class, such as questions that helped the lecturer to review the previous lesson with students, questions that were used to introduce the new topic to the students, or questions that moved the class from one stage to another stage. During this interaction process, the lecturer could roughly know the students’ prior knowledge before she starts a new topic and whether they had understood the topic after her explanations. Besides, when students asked questions during class or activities, she would not give the answers or explanations directly but tends to encourage students to check the textbook or dictionary first. Then she would discuss with them and gave examples further. Furthermore, when she was discussing or interacting with students, she would walk towards them while maintaining the eye contact, which could make the students feel that the lecturer
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