CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT for the Adult ESL Student

       
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT for the Adult ESL Student

It is a great job, indeed. And adult ESL students rarely have classroom management issues like throwing spit wads and shoving each other—they do, however, make and receive cell phone calls during class and update their Facebook profiles. ESL students, like students in general, come to the classroom for a variety of reasons, intrinsic love of learning is probably not primary among them in most cases. This is complicated by divergent notions of what is appropriate classroom behavior — not only from what students were taught in their past education experiences but also from instructor to instructor on the same campus. One instructor may not be bothered by the student text-messaging under the desk — or at least, not say so — while another may come unhinged. So how does the teacher manage the classroom under such circumstances?






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