Teaching Special Groups in ESL - Monolingual vs. Multilingual Classes


This video covers the differences teachers encounter when teaching monolingual and multilingual classes. Monolingual students all have the same native language. Multilingual students have different first languages. Watch this video to find out how to deal with these types of classes as a teacher.

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching. This convenient, highly structured design means that you can quickly get to grips with each section before moving onto the next.

In Unit 5 'Managing Classes', we dealt with topics related to the balancing act of organizing the classroom. This implies physical management, such as classroom arrangement. It also implies balancing the ratio between teacher talk time and student talk time. Moreover, the teacher needs to be attentive to student's varying needs, so that both extrovert or introvert students be provided with a platform that encourages them to engage. There must also be a balance between the time that the teacher speaks and student centered work.