Teaching is sometimes a daunting job, especially when one teacher has to face a class of more than 30 students. Classroom caps or limiting the number of students per class is not always possible in certain schools, cities or countries; thus, many ESL teachers face the added challenge of too many students per class.
Ideally, teaching a second language requires not only an effective teacher, but also a conducive environment and many opportunities for the students to practice what they are learning. Unfortunately, no matter how effective the teacher is, if the other variables in this equation are not present, the students’ success can be affected.
The solution to this only too common dilemma is to become an effective teacher who knows how to handle large classes and can make the most of the environment and provide the students with as many practice opportunities as they can.