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July 27, 2007

Q and A- Large and Small Classes

Hello Readers,

This month we have an interesting question from Mr. Lim about teaching both large and small classes. Here it is:

I would be very grateful for your kind assistance and direction as to where
I can obtain some materials on the management of large and small classes as
well as managing a class of new students on day one.
Your kind advice and help would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to
your advice.

Kind regards and thank you.

William Lim

Continue reading for an answer...

Here it is:

Hi William,

Teaching either large classes or small classes can be tricky.

Here are a few book recommendations for you:

1. Teaching English One to One:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teaching-English-Teach-Yourself-Languages/dp/0340868740

2. Teaching Large Multilevel Classes:
http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Multilevel-Cambridge-Handbooks-Language/dp/0521667852

3. Classroom Management:
http://www.amazon.ca/Resource-Books-Teachers-Classroom-Dynamics/dp/0194371476
http://www.amazon.com/Authentic-Classroom-Management-Community-Reflective/dp/0205380883

And here are a few online articles about the topics:

1. Individual Classes:
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/think/methodology/onetoone.shtml

2. Large Classes:
http://www.edsnet.na/Resources/Multi-Level.htm

3. Classroom management:
http://www.eslkidstuff.com/TipsManagement.htm
http://iteslj.org/Techniques/

Hope that helps!

Warm regards,

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students of all ages and levels. She worked at universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, and did private tutoring as well. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she also writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!


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