The first chapter, Language Teaching Methodology, introduced three main teaching methods. They are grammar-translation, audiolingualism and communicative language teaching. The author also set out three key principles to help developing personal classroom approaches, which are evolving your own personal methodology, focusing on learners and building instructional sequences on a cycle of Pre- Task, Task and Follow-Up. The author emphasized that teachers need to encourage learners to use English outside the classroom, motivate learners to learn independently and understand the relationship between audiolingualism and communicative language teaching.
As for reflect, the first thing I noticed is that the teacher reviewed what they learned at last lesson with students. The teacher can notice a few students’ mistakes and stress it, such as “ Are these your books?” not “Is this your books?” The teacher also gave positive responses to learners’ answers immediately, such as “great”, “excellent”. As for the questions for the teacher, I would like to ask how did she teach students about singular and plural forms. Did students understand the rules clearly? And how can she assess? Also, because students were a little bit shy, did she do any adjustments to suit students’ abilities?
In reflect, the first thing I noticed is that the teacher gave the instruction clearly and ask concept check questions to make sure students understand. The second is that the teacher encouraged learners to ask questions use their own language. The teacher fully involved group discussion. After the first round, the teacher reconstructed the group and enable students to exchange information with each other.