WEEKLY REPORT: WEEK 1 Student’s full name: Nguyễn Hà Phương Thảo Code: 20165561 Class: TA1.01 Date of submission: 15/7/2019 Assignments Pages/ work hours Summary of the content/assignments Analysis of special observation Make acquaintance with of other staffs 9:00 – 18:00 On June 30th, I started my internship under the guidance of Ms. Phuong Anh at Scots English Australia Center. I participated in a tour of the center and she introduced me various personnel who were all very welcoming and friendly. I learnt about the total number of rooms and their functions such as where the storage room is, what room is used for writing placement test (PT) or speaking PT, the difference between kindy classroom, kids/teen classroom I learnt how to introduce and adapt myself into a new professional working environment and deal with interpersonal relationship or how to leave positive impression on the 1st day at work. As a new comer, all things around are completely new and it would take me a long time to get familiar with the work if I did not keep a good relationship with other personnel. If I get along with them well, they can help me as much as possible, so I could adjust the environment quickly. Sunday, June 30th There was too many information so without preparation, a pen and a notebook, a good memory or after working experiences; you probably will not be able to remember all of the detail. For example, I am not good at remembering people’s name and it would very embarrassing to ask for and ielts classroom. Moreover, I was informed about the average number of students in each class (min:7 – max:16). Learn about the company’s profile and regulations 14:00 – 18:00 Welcome students and parents July 1st to July 6th (From Monday to Saturday) Sunday, June 30th 15 mins before and after the classes start their names on my 2nd day at work. Therefore, if I want to know their name, I would ask for their facebook or zalo contact account or I could simply ask Ms. Phuong Anh. Understand about the company’s Get a chance to study about knowledge I can’t never obtain scale, structure and rules; its in school. mission, objectives and my responsibilities when taking internship in the company. Then I learnt about the dress code and behaviors in an educational environment (such as the way you talk, stand, word choice…). I was assigned to stand near the elevator in the 1st floor to welcome new customers, the parents as well as to pick up the students 15 mins before and after the classes start; before that, I was taught how to welcome them ( By observing greeting manners of other staffs, I can gradually change my attitude and behave more professionally. In the 1st day, I didn’t greet the customers/ parents correctly (I supposed to stand up and say “Em chào anh/chị. Em mời anh/chị vào bên trong ngồi ạ” but instead of standing up, I just sat at the desk) so I received a reminder from other staffs and since then, I never forgot to standing up while welcoming customers/ parents again. Learning about how the PT works July 1st & July 2nd (Monday and Tuesday) Check the room before starting PT Whenever PT takes place Learning about a TA’ roles and responsibilities July 2nd and 3rd (Tuesday and Wednesday) I was assigned to supervise students who want to take the placement test and ask about information such as name, their mom/dad’s name and phone number, their school’s name, whether they have any studied English before, if yes, how long and where Sometimes the computer didn’t connect to the wifi and you had to restart it. During the PT, there were students who didn’t understand the request of the test so you had to explain it to them. Make sure to collect the reding and writing test when time runs out. There was so many small detailed that are hard to remember such as how to mark the test for teen level…. The process of the placement test is as follows: Before anyone takes the test, I checked the testing room in regard to air conditioner, table seats, the light, computer, projector. Help prepare needed tools: flash cards, markers, board, computer, air-con, paper materials such as teacher books, lesson plan… Assist in class and keep the students to sit still and stay quiet This is the 1st week so I don’t have any class to TA. Check student’s attendance Report about student’s performance and behavior after each class Stick stickers in student’s portfolio after each class (ranking from 0-3 stars) Assist with marking and correcting work Attend parent-teacher conferences and reviews Help with school events, trips and activities Observing classroom Friday, July 5th I will visit others teacher’s classes Have the ability to learn from the experienced teachers. to learn about their advantages and disadvantages. Then, drawing Learn how they deal with the “special cases”. For example: when the students talk too much; don’t follow the lesson for myself. instruction of the teacher; don’t focus to the lesson, how to explain or introduce a new concept… Learn the kind of tone, word choice that they use, how they prepare before the lesson; what are the games or activities that the students enjoy participating. Photocopy if materials are shorted/needed From July 1st to July 6th I learnt to safely and properly use The first time using photocopier, I tried to copy students’ office equipment such as documents without any guide so I did not know what button to press. Then Ms. Phuong Anh showed me the way in class (for trial students or PT) (Monday to Saturday) photocopier, air-conditioner, to put the paper on the surface of photocopier and the phones and computer. process and button pressing.