| | Re: Need help on my very large tricky classes!
Wow! That sounds difficult! 80 students to a class, 45 minutes, 16 classes a week! They expect miracles from you!
Yes, I agree with the above post. Probably choral work is the best. Divide the class into two, one half to ask a question, one to answer it. Swap it around a little. E.g. one half to say "how are you?" the other to reply "I'm fine, and you?". This might be a little boring for you as a teacher and not really the best way to teach, but at least they would be talking to each other!! In your limited circumstances, I don't think you have much of a choice!