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    Teaching Small Classes

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    Dahdouh

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    Teaching Small Classes

    Post  Dahdouh on Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:52 am

    Teaching Small Classes
    Part one
    Most teachers would agree that teaching a small class comes with many benefits. Teachers can offer one-on-one assistance at times and are more likely to meet the individual needs of their students. Some teachers, however, find it quite challenging to keep their students interested and excited about learning in a small class. Depending on the location you are teaching in, small classes range from about three to seven students. In countries where large classes are the norm, classes of twenty may still be considered small. There are numerous coping strategies and activities that teachers can use to deal with the challenges of timing and student engagement.
    Advantages of Teaching Small Classes
    • Comfort: Teachers and students often feel more comfortable when the class size is smaller. Students generally feel more comfortable voicing their questions and opinions.
    • Students' needs met: Teachers can design customized lessons to meet the needs and interests of all of the class members.
    • Student centred: Teaching is student centred and often more communicative than is possible in large classes. Students also have more opportunity to speak.
    • Space: Students have plenty of space to move around in the classroom. Teachers can also arrange excursions (or suggest spontaneous ones) outside of the classroom where students can be exposed to real world English.
    • Attendance: Class attendance is usually high because students know they will be missed if they are absent. They also feel like they belong to the group.
    • Tasks Completed: Assignments and homework are more likely to be completed because the teacher is more likely to check.
    • Preparation time: Less preparation time is required for photocopying. There are generally enough textbooks to go around so photocopying is limited to extra activities.
    • Detailed Feedback: Teachers have time to provide detailed feedback when marking assignments and tests, so students get a better sense of how they are improving and where they need to work harder. Teachers also have more time to answer questions before, during, and after class.

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    I do agree

    Post  Guest on Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:46 pm

    Well! That's really agood subject. I do agree with your idea. i think it's available here in our college in away or another. But we really need more ideas to practice with our ss. I mean we need more training to be creative because what we all do looks similar to a great extend. We need to learn new methods & new techniques and see the results. I'd be glade if you could tell us or copy some new techniques.

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