Teach English in Chang'An Zhen - Dongguan Shi

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This unit focuses on some common problems situations. That teachers encounter in the classroom and some suggested ways to handling them. Some of this problems includes:- ? First lesson-The teacher is faced with new teaching position, meeting a number of new classes for the first time. These classes are vital for the teacher to establish report within the students and set the tone for the rest of the course. such classes can fall into two categories that is; 1) New groups 2) Existing group when faced with the first lesson , the experienced teacher will not resort to the course book but will try to use activities that will achieve the following:- ? Establish report between the student and also between the student and the class ? Fine out about the students ? Fine out about the students needs aspiration with English ? -Find out the English level of each individual class member There are also a number of activities that can be used for these purposes ? Questionnaires/survey ? A similar type of activity ?tell us about ? ? As the ball game ? Needs analyses ? Warmer Typical warmer ideas includes; ? -Hangman ? Pictionary ? tongue twister ? memory game Different levels One of the biggest problem that teachers face is a group where the students are at varying levels. They are a number of ways that the teacher can deal with this:- ? -use different material ? -same material different task ? -don?t do anything ? -pair stronger students with weaker ones. Larger classes A large class can present the teacher with a number of problems from trying to involve all people equally to classroom control .Despite such problems, the teacher can employ a number of techniques to create successful classes. ? Use work sheets ? Pair/ group work ? Clarity ? Appoint group leader ? Dynamics Use of native language Use of native language as earlier discussed, the use of student native tongue can be problematic in monolingual classes .There are some exceptional situation where native tongues can be allowed in a classroom. There are a number of things that a teacher can do in such a situation; ? Make sure the activities you use are at a approximate level that the students have the necessary language to cope. ? Make sure your explanations are clear to all class members. ? Encourage the use of English where appropriate ? Only respond to English-constantly remind the students Reluctant students At times teachers come across students who don?t want to talk or appreciate in class because of one reason or the other. The following are useful ideas to a teacher. ? Use plenty of pair work ? Use control practice ? Use role play ? Use a tape recorder After going through this unit, I have learnt different problems faced by a teacher in a classroom and how these problems can be solved.