Ways to monitor
- Moving along learners
- Praising learners
- Making sure individual learners are on task
- Tracking learners’ progress
- Correcting learners
- Encouraging one learner to help another
- Checking instructions
Advantages of monitoring
- Makes teacher more approachable
- Teacher perceived as being supportive and interested
- Leads to more dynamic classroom interaction
- Teacher can check if learners are on task easily
- Teacher can give individual attention
- Easier to track progress
- Helps create rapport
Activities that can be part of post-task feedback from learners
Praise good work as well as correcting any errors
Get learners to correct each other’s exercises.
Don’t always ask the same learners for answers.
Keep a brisk pace; ask no more than five learners.
Ask for a personal response to an activity, as well as answers.
For example, did learners like the activity? Why was it useful?
Use the monitoring stage to check progress; use feedback to highlight good examples.
Use this stage to highlight pronunciation and other common errors.