Feb 2nd, 2011, 09:27 am
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Join Date: Aug 21st, 2006
Location: South Korea
| | Re: Teacher Talk Time
The idea of a conversation class is to have your students converse, correct? So if the teacher spend talking too long, then that's time wasted on your students part. This becomes important if they've paid to come there to practise.
Bottom line, design tasks that revolve around the students, spend only the minimal amount of time setting up the task, and then let them have at it. Feeback to task, and then to error. Done. Next task.
If the task involved a high TT, then you need to re-formulate the task to involve the student more.