What techniques would you use in your first lesson to hold the attention of a large class and to get your students interested in the course? Please describe one or two ideas in detail rather than list many ideas.
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hat techniques would you use in your first lesson to hold the attention of a large class and to get your students interested in the course? Please describe one or two ideas in detail rather than list many ideas.
(Please write a minimum of 100 words)
Set out the rules with symbols in case students don’t understand.
E.g. No use of mobile phones
No eating or drinking in class
No talking while teacher speaks
Play name games as icebreakers at the beginning of class.
Give the students a few minutes to interview the student to their left.
Each student then introduces his or her colleague and tell about what their partner wishes’ to achieve from the course. This give an indication of the standard of English from the student and this allows me to check where I can take the course in terms of students interests.
Another way is to have each student say his or her own name--the twist is that each student has to repeat ALL the names before theirs.
Have students supply you with the titles of some favourite or famous songs.
Even if the titles are in a foreign language,
work together with the students to translate the titles into English.
Write all of the titles on the board the more the better.
Sing a song with the whole class let students repeat after you.
Rock your body yeah
Rock your body right
Rock your body left
Now throw your hands up in the air
And wave around like you just don't care
If you want a party let me hear you yell
Cause we've got it going on again
Comment: I don't really see how you are accounting for you class being a large multi level class. Please be more specific about how you are doing this.
You have misunderstood the task. What can you do to help a large multilevel class get to know each other on the first day? How would you meet the challenges of these types of classes?