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Chatty Year 11s

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by tcoll123, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. tcoll123

    tcoll123 New commenter

    I have a very chatty middle-low ability Year 11 class, who I struggle to keep quiet when I'm talking to them. If they're not chatty or giggly they'll be shouting out answers - no matter how often I reprimand them for not putting their hands up - and this can lead to a bit of chaos.

    Despite this, they have plenty of enthusiasm and the work and homework they produce is generally at a level you'd expect of them, and sometimes above. But the chattiness slows things down and I think we could me doing more. I'm thinking that activities with less teacher-talk is the key - something with written instructions, perhaps - but I worry that this will de-motivate- especially the least able who might struggle with focussing on a task they haven't had any verbal input with.

    So, does anyone have any ideas of types of activities I can set which might focus enthusiasm, require less talking from me and suit low level learners?


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