Crowne Plaza – Winter 2014 – Nepali 2

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  • #1373
    WebMaestrex
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    #1374
    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 3/8/14
    Day of Class: Saturday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
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    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 6
    Score: 4+5+6+6+6+4=31
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Very nice.. good group, and a supervisor came and another Spanish speaker I wasn’t expecting. though the technique was not the strongest, folks stuck with the mostly dictation activities, and I saw both the need for continued practice and also recognition of previously studied items.

    #1375
    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 3/9/14
    Day of Class: Sunday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score: 4+5+7+7+6+6=31
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Whew! tired today, with setting the clock forward and a late night at work. I had to push to get it going, but they were all ready to go, and I could definitely see the engagement and the learning paying off… I see piece of grammar structure, like it’s starting to stick. And there’s more work to do!

    #1376
    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 3/9/14
    Day of Class: Sunday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score: 4+5+7+7+6+6=31
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Whew! tired today, with setting the clock forward and a late night at work. I had to push to get it going, but they were all ready to go, and I could definitely see the engagement and the learning paying off… I see piece of grammar structure, like it’s starting to stick. And there’s more work to do!

    #1397
    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 3/16/14
    Day of Class: Sunday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 4
    Score: 3+4+6+5+5+6 = 29
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Pretty much by the seat of my pants.. I looked over previous lessons, but went in the direction of asking them where they lived, and which MAX stop they got off at.. then went back to asking for needs and practicing were you, do you, did you.. with were you, it got a little more intense for them. Then practiced talking about the chemicals.. at this point the activity of this is glass cleaner is almost a little too rote. Also, I didn’t do the alphabet this time.. you can tell it takes a little longer to warm up, but getting into writing helps move towards engagement right away. Discovered that one common reason to call is when guests are in the room, and they have to find out when they are checking out.. gave them some useful language – when do they check out. Asked a supervisor to text me when they did it, but didn’t hear from her.

    #1535
    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 3/22/14
    Day of Class: Saturday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 4
    Score: 3+4+5+6+4+4=26
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): The best thing about today’s group – I started picking up a little Nepali – they were saying this and that and maybe.. so I could hear them say words that I didn’t exactly know what they meant, but I repeated after them and it made them crack up so much (I had to hope that I didn’t say anything offensive!). Technique today was a little flat, but I kept it moving with lots of sentence level dictation and short response questions – focusing mostly on “Is it? “It is” “It isn’t” and then going back to some of the other questions – “Are you?” “Do you?” This was challenging, just on the edge of productive confusion. Ah – I did try something new today.. Skywriting – and I learned that it was ok for just the letters – but even better with me skywriting the letters and they’re trying to spell the word. Interestingly, even if they wrote it down just copying the letters I was writing, it added another dimension of challenge/practice.. normally, I say the word, they try to figure it out.. and I spell if they need it.. here, we spelled it with no sound, and they were trying to construct the sound from it – just like we do with names but there they have the sound of the letter, but not the visual of the letter. I think it would be good to expand this by having them try to say the word of familiar vocabulary without writing it down, so they have to remember, first by saying the letter, then not even saying the letters, but just shouting the word out. Also, this will provide a great set up for the more abstracted sign language forms

    #1536
    Gabby C
    Participant

    Date of Class:3/23/2014
    Day of Class: Sunday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Gabby
    Assistants: Andrea
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score: 42
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    First time experiencing patrik teach, it went really well and I enjoyed it. We worked on Housekeeping materials such as “This is a Glass cleaner, floor cleaner, toilet brush etc…” going around to each person and letting them know what they had in their hand. Then working with the pronunciation of “F” and doing a quick document search of what would be seen in a hotel or hotel room. There was a lot of laughing people were working together with how to pronounce words or how to spell them by spelling it out loud..

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    #1737
    Gabby C
    Participant

    Date of Class: 3/30/2014
    Day of Class: Sunday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Gabby
    Assistants:
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners:6
    Score:4+8+7+7+7+8= 41
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Patrik started of with sky writing for the ABC and there were times that they got lost but a student would say the correct word and the rest would start to notice what patrik was writing and they would all correctly say it by shouting it out. Also having the students spell out everyone’s name. Patrik also did a dictation about Calling The Office, then a student who is the supervisor explained why they don’t answer and what she was explained to Patrik, he had everyone write down and everyone was so focused on their writing which was very fascinating to me. plus most of them are getting the hang of pronouncing the little F or saying a word that has an F in it, which is really exciting to me cause you can see that they are learning something. Overall class went great got to experience something new such as sky writing and having a student spell out everyone’s name out loud.

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    #1789
    Gabby C
    Participant

    Date of Class:2/5/2014
    Day of Class: Saturday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ: Gabby
    Assistants: Gabby
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 5
    Score:4+4+5+6+6+8
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific):
    Started off with “did you work yesterday, are you working today, are you working tomorrow, do you have a day off tomorrow” Then had them spell each others name and last name. Next we worked on more skywriting but this time I got to practice doing it. we did sky writing ABC’s and skywriting materials that is in the hotel and they would say the word out loud and write it down and ill ask “what’s the word?” we also worked on he is she is “is she/he working tomorrow?” Then patrik played a video that he recorded during the maintenance meeting talking about issues that were going on in the rooms, and during the video I jotted down some phrases that the students can write down next class such as “what can I do for you today?” Overall class was great glad that I got to practice doing the sky writing and I got feedback on what I could do better on.

    #1808
    WebMaestrex
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    Date of Class: 4/6/14
    Day of Class: Sunday
    MC: Patrik
    DJ:
    Assistants:
    Module: Housekeeping
    How Many Learners: 6
    Score: 7+7+7+7+7+5 = 40
    What happened (as short or as long as you like, but be specific): Today was the last class of this round, and I’m really excited about the progress I can totally see – I was able to take many of the activities and rachet them up a level. So, now we are asking them if someone else has a day off, and then reporting that to me. We are spelling each others’ names. I had them skywrite vocabulary in the room onto sticky notes, and then place them around the room – interesting and fun because they were all able to work together to write the words down, and then because they all put their notes up in their own order, they could work with others or try themselves. It was a very solid transition.

    The last 30 minutes or so, I asked them if they called the supervisors, and they said they did, and this prompted us into a really good language experience activity. In this way, because we have the strong connection between the learners, they know the activities, and we have been moving them towards more production. But because the group is still multi-level we have to turn it into a correction/dictation activity. This seems incredibly powerful and engaging, because everyone else wants those same words too. Even better to return to them next time. Most of all, we meet our goals for some of the learners, because they started to call and make reports. Super cool.

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