Teaching Large Classes - Can technology help?
One of the great things about attending international conferences like IATEFL is that you can come across educators with experience and views so far removed from your own experience that your own deeply held views can be called into question. I didn't get to attend the session on Investigating Large Classes - Are we making progess? , but it was one of the first sessions I decided to watch thanks to the wonderful recordings provided by the British Council's IATEFL Online site . I've been interested in this ever subject since reading David Graddol's English Next (PDF) , and have made it part of a talk I've done on Innovations in Language Learning Spaces , which I'm updating for the keynotes I've been invited to give in the Autumn, at the IATEFL Poland and IATEFL Hungary conferences. I didn't get very far into the session before my curiosity was aroused. Nigussie Negash from Ethiopia mentioned ' plasma teaching ' in his overview of the situ