Large classes are wdiely considered to be problematic for langauge learning. However, some teachers effectively manage large classes in which students learn successfully. Class size in itself does not necessarily have a negative impact on the quality of teaching and learning. What matters is teachers' and students' perceptions and assumptions about large classes, the teaching methods and ways of organizing interaction, giving attention to individual learners and adequately assessing students' work.
Citation : Jin, L. and Cortazzi, M. (2013) Large Classes. In: M. Byram and A. Hu (eds. 2nd edition), Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning, London: Routledge, pp. 398-400
ISBN : 9780415593762
Research Group : Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL)