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Teaching Large ESL Classes: Problems and Advantages

Problems and advantages of teaching large ESL classes Teaching large ESL classes is a great unexpected challenge for most new teachers, who feel quite confident about organizing activities for a class of about 15 students, only to find themselves confronted with a class of 30, 40, 50 or even more students.

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Teaching Large ESL Classes: Managing Class Discussions

Managing class interaction during a class discussion when teaching a large ESL classSometimes it can be difficult in large ESL classes to get students to speak up and participate in class discussions, so teachers will often have students form smaller groups for speaking activities.  There are occasions, though, when a whole class discussion can really take off if students are enthusiastic about a topic and are eager to participate.

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