Managing Large Classes

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23 minutes, 26 seconds

Large classes are usually defined as classes with more than 30 students.  Large classes can be both challenging and rewarding.  With a high number of students, large classes provide plenty of opportunity for student collaboration, cooperation and self-directed learning.  Language teachers can employ a variety of stimulating partner, group and class based activities to get students discussing and sharing their language skills in a setting that is both controlled and interactive.  This session will review a variety of classroom management techniques and activity adaptations to maximize language learning in a large class scenario to fully exploit the teaching and learning opportunities presented by this type of class.

Course Agenda:

1. The Challenges of Teaching Large Classes
2. Classroom Management
3. Assessment
4. Meeting Individual Learning Needs