Surname Selivanova Name Tatiana Fathers name Alekseevna School 7 Form the 9 th Period of Data Collecting: From september 2009 Till may 2010 Contacts: 8906******* Telephone number
Contents: I. My Language Passport * Why do I learn English? * What I must know and do * What I know and can do II. My Language Biography * My Own Learning Goals for This Year * The biggest problem for me * Getting better III. My Dossier IV. Additional Material
Why do I learn English? * I learn English, because its interesting for me. * I would like to visit different English -speaking countries. * Its great to know one more language.
Reasons and Purposes: * Pass an exam in English * Travel to other countries * Speak to foreign and native speakers * Get better job and make a career * Understand pop-songs in English * Work on computer * Play computer games * My parents want me to learn English * Enjoy learning/speaking/listening English * I want to be an English teacher * English is a global language * Want to understand English films * Read English classical literature in original
What I must know and do European language levels - Self Assessment Grid
A1A2B1B2C1C2 UNDERSTUNDING Listening I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly. I can understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment). I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements. I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear. I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard dialect. I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signaled explicitly. I can understand television programmes and films without too much effort. I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided. I have some time to get familiar with the accent.
A1A2B1B2C1C2 Reading I can understand familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues. I can read very short, simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertiseme nts, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters. I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters. I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporar y problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints. I can understand contemporar y literary prose. I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field. I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.
A1A2B1B2C1C2 SPEAKING Spoken interaction I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I'm trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself. I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views. I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If I do have a problem I can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.
A1A2B1B2C1C2 Spoken production I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job. I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions. I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantage s of various options. I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion. I can present a clear, smoothly- flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.
A1A2B1B2C1C2 Writing I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration form. I can write short, simple notes and messages. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something. I can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences. I can express myself in clear, well- structured text, expressing points of view at some length. I can write about complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can select a style appropriate to the reader in mind. I can write clear, smoothly- flowing text in an appropriate style. I can write complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.
What I know and can do I know: * how to use familiar everyday expressions and phrases necessary to perform specific tasks. * how to present / submit others, ask / answer questions about the place of residence, friends, property. *how to participate in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help. * how to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans for the future. * how to write simple connected texts on familiar or of personal interest. * how to write personal letters, telling them about their personal experiences and impressions.
Selfаssessment of Language Skills. SkillsWith a lot helpWith a little helpWith no help Writin g I can write an essay or report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions. I can write a short, simple postcard. Spoken product ion I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know. Spoken interact ion I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. Readin g I can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language and so on. I can understand contemporary literary prose. I can read very short, simple texts. Listeni ng I have some time to get familiar with the accent. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages.
I can do: * understand the basic provisions clearly spoken utterances within the literary standards of known me to the topic with which I deal at work, at school, on vacation, etc. * understand what is at stake in most radio and TV programs on current events and programs related to my personal or professional interests. It should be speaking with a clear and relatively slow. * understand texts, built on the frequency of everyday linguistic material and professional communication. * understand descriptions of events feelings and wishes in personal letters. * deal with most situations that arise during their stay in the country to learn language. * without prior preparation to participate in dialogues on familiar to me / I'm interested in the topic (for example, "family", "hobbies", "job" "travel", "current events"). * build a simple coherent statements about their personal experiences and events, to talk about their dreams, hopes and desires. * briefly justify and explain their views and intentions. * tell a story or relate the plot of a book or film and to express this attitude. * write simple connected text on familiar or of personal interest. * write personal letters, telling them about their personal experiences and impressions.
In my language biography I can: * think about how and where I can learn English outside classes * clear up how I prefer to learn * realize what to do to be the best * see what I need to learn and formulate my course objectives * identify and assess my personal strengths and weaknesses * set learning goals * monitor my progress toward achieving these goals * build a repertoire of learning strategies * select pieces to be placed * learn to establish criteria for their selection * reflect, evaluate and record my own learning activities * become a more strategic learner who understands how to study and learn effectively and efficiently, and understands how to manage my studying and learning activities.
My Own Learning Goals for This Year * Participate positively in all classroom activities * Be attentive * Listen attentively * Show and express my interest in what is said * Try to be friendly during the conversation * Say * Always do my best * Keep to the topic or conversation * Complete all assignments in time * Record works on each topic * Present examples of best work * Record my achievement * Create reflection essays * Create my learning objectives
Getting better Personal strategies that will help me to get better: * reading strategies: reading books, newspapers, magazines, business and private letters * listening strategies: watching radio and TV programs, watching films, performances, listening lectures disks and cassettes in English to develop listening comprehension * speaking strategies: conversing and communicating with native speakers and foreign people, interpreting and translating activities * writing strategies: writing business and private letters, faxes, SMS, , chat
Learning targe t My language learning target My target dateI have achieved my target Reading newspapers, magazines September - October Yes no Listening watching radio and TV programs, watching films October - December Yes no Speaking interpreting and translating activities November Yes no Writing SMS, , chat September - November Yes no Speaking conversing and communicating with native speakers and foreign people March - May Yes no
The biggest problem for me I cant * to listen and understand reports or lectures, news, current events and films * to read and understand newspaper articles, news items and short stories in original It is difficult for me * to converse with native speakers * to take part in discussions * to give reasons and support my own opinion I am not good at * writing essay and reports * doing grammar tests * using useful language
Reflection essays Question to prompt reflective thinking could include: * Why did you select this piece to include? * How does this sample meet the assignment criteria? * What are the strengths of this work? Weaknesses? * How has your work changed during the term? * From looking at my portfolio/this sample I learned … * In what ways can you improve? * What is a realistic goal by the end of the term? * My portfolio/sample indicates that I …
I received this award for participation in the II regional fair «Academy of Design» (1) participation in the Olympiad «British Bulldog» (2) participation in the subject Olympiad (3) participation in the III regional fair «Academy of Design» (4) Yet,that is all, but I will try to take part in a lot of other interesting English contests.
My opinion about my performance at the competition Of course, Im not quite satisfied with Trade Fair Organization, but here I will write comments on the statement in my address. 1)(participation in the II regional fair «Academy of Design») Its a pity, my speech was in Russian. I was very excited because I took part of this competition for the first time. Thats why my speech was so fast and nervous. I should work with my speech as Russian so English. 2) (participation in the Olympiad "British Bulldog ) This Olympiad is a typical subjects Olympiad. I cant see mistakes in the texts, because I do not complete my education grammar. I think I shouldnt be lazy and spend more time with my English speech and grammar.
I included this in my portfolio because This is one of my first letters of the English language. So seeing them, I'll work with my English and participate in other exciting and attractive contests in English. I can say its my stimulus.