The Minimalist One-to-One Classroom

 

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Sometimes I think the ideal one-to-one class is just two people talking about things that matter to them. No distractions, no course books, no technical gadgetry, no fancy materials……and most of all….no gap-fill exercises!

Can we actually teach English with nothing more than a pen and something to write on?

 

“By reducing the amount of material that is imported into the classroom, the teacher frees the learning space for the kind of interactive, talk-mediated learning opportunities that are so crucial for language development.”

Scott Thornbury: Teaching Unplugged

 

Is it time to declutter our classes?