Five College Mentored Language Courses Self-Assessment Report

This self-assessment is due at the end of every week and no later than 9:00 am on the following Monday morning.  Late assessments will be read for comments, but will receive only partial credit. Your comments may be read by Amy Wordelman (Program Director) and your course organizer. Swahili reports may be read by Agnes Kimokoti (Five College Swahili Mentor).  Other teaching assistants or student conversation partners do not read these reports unless we ask your permission first. Any concerns that come up in self-assessments will be addressed confidentially by program staff.

Student Information
Course Information
Please type in your Language and Level.
Reflect Upon Your Learning
Which parts of your study went most smoothly for you this week, were most interesting to you, or best met your learning needs? Any successes with which you are especially pleased?
What problems, difficulties, frustrations, or anxieties did you encounter this week and how were you able (or not able) to resolve those difficulties?
Conversation Session
If you were absent or your session did not meet for some reason, please explain in the “Comments” box below. If your course does not have conversation sessions, omit this section.
The Ideal Conversation Session
In the ideal conversation session, students are actively speaking and interacting in the language for the entire session. Activities require students to improvise speech in situations similar to how the language may be used outside of the classroom. Time is NOT spent doing grammar exercises, translating between languages, or taking extensive notes. Each student should have ample opportunity to create meaningful speech in the language.
Individual Tutorial
One-on-one tutorial sessions are for asking questions, going over homework, and doing activities that help with reading, writing, and grammar.
To what extent is your tutorial meeting your needs in these areas? (Omit this question if your course does not have individual tutorials.)
Other Questions or Concerns
Is there anything else we should know? Any questions? Concerns? Logistical issues?

You can also contact your course organizer, Hayley Culver, at fcmlp2@hfa.umass.edu or 413-542-5264.