Thursday, 14 January 2010

Class Observation # 3: The Teacher's Meta-Language

Back again with a new lesson observation report. This time, I chose to observe the teacher's 'meta-language'. As you will read on the scanned pages in the report - from Ruth Wajnryb's Classroom Observation Tasks - by teachers's meta-language, we mean the language of organising the classroom. In this way, it does not necessarily refer to the language or terminology used to discuss the target (or object) language itself. It involves the language the teacher uses for a variety of purposes, from greetings to correcting. As such, it is a valuable resource for teachers as facilitators of our students' learning process because it offers the class the chance of realistic language use.
Class Observation # 3