Midterm Evaluation for ESL 901- Spring 2011

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  1. How helpful is the textbook for improving your English?
    1 = Not at all helpful
    2 = Not very helpful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Helpful
    5 = Very helpful*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How helpful is the textbook for helping you understand American culture?
    1 = Not at all helpful
    2 = Not very helpful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Helpful
    5 = Very helpful*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How easy are the readings in the textbook for you to understand?
    1 = Very difficult
    2 = Difficult
    3 = So-so
    4 = Easy
    5 = Very easy*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How useful is computer lab for practicing your English?
    1 = Not at all useful
    2 = Not very useful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Useful
    5 = Very useful*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How useful is the feedback that Arlys gives you on your leadership of the discussion groups?
    1 = Haven't received any yet
    2 = Not very useful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Useful
    5 = Very useful*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How easy is it to understand Arlys's speaking rate?
    1 = Very difficult
    2 = Difficult
    3 = So-so
    4 = Easy
    5 = Very easy*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How easy is it to understand Arlys's vocabulary?
    1 = Very difficult
    2 = Difficult
    3 = So-so
    4 = Easy
    5 = Very easy
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How easy is it to keep on task during class discussions in small groups?
    1 = Very difficult
    2 = Difficult
    3 = So-so
    4 = Easy
    5 = Very easy*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How useful are the Literature Circle activities?
    1 = Not at all useful
    2 = Not very useful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Useful
    5 = Very useful*
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. How useful is leading discussions for improving your English?
    1 = Not at all useful
    2 = Not very useful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Useful
    5 = Very useful
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. Do you think your ability to speak in English is improving?
    1 = No, not at all
    2 = Maybe a little
    3 = Yes, somewhat
    4 = Yes, a lot
    1 2 3 4


  1. Do you think your ability to read in English is improving?
    1 = No, not at all
    2 = Maybe a little
    3 = Yes, somewhat
    4 = Yes, a lot
    1 2 3 4


  1. Does watching videos in class help you understand American culture better?
    1 = No, not at all
    2 = Maybe a little
    3 = Yes, somewhat
    4 = Yes, a lot
    1 2 3 4


  1. Does watching videos in class help you understand English better?
    1 = No, not at all
    2 = Maybe a little
    3 = Yes, somewhat
    4 = Yes, a lot
    1 2 3 4


  1. How useful is the vocabulary the textbook focuses on?
    1 = Not at all useful
    2 = Not very useful
    3 = So-so
    4 = Useful
    5 = Very useful
    1 2 3 4 5


  1. What are your two favorite class activities?*
    Listening activities with guided worksheets (in lab or in the classroom--e.g., Valentine's Day)
    Watching videos in class and/or online
    Learning about American culture by reading the textbook
    Learning about American culture by asking questions or discussing
    Using Literature Circle roles with a group discussion
    Participating in small group discussions
    Individually leading small group discussions
    Speaking and recording voice in lab
    Receiving feedback (or comments) on recordings
    Receiving feedback (or comments) on discussion leadership or other group discussion roles
    Other _______________________________


  1. What are your two least favorite activities?*
    Listening activities with guided worksheets (in lab or in the classroom--e.g., Valentine's Day)
    Watching videos in class and/or online
    Learning about American culture by reading the textbook
    Learning about American culture by asking questions or discussing
    Using Literature Circle roles with a group discussion
    Participating in small group discussions
    Individually leading small group discussions
    Speaking and recording voice in lab
    Receiving feedback (or comments) on recordings
    Receiving feedback (or comments) on discussion leadership or other group discussion roles
    Other _______________________________


  1. What activities would you like to do more of in this class?


  1. What activities would you like to do less of in this class?


  1. What ideas do you have for any other ways to improve the class?





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