Mixed-levels

Here is a list of books, articles, blogposts that tackle the tricky matter of how to manage and teach MIXED LEVEL CLASSES!

PS – IF YOU KNOW OTHER USEFUL SOURCES, PLEASE, DO SHARE IN THE COMMENT SECTION!

Books

Hess, N. 2001. Teaching Large Multilevel Classes. CUP

Prodromou, L. and Clandfield, L. 2007. Dealing with Difficulties. Peaslake: Delta Publishing – a bunch of possible activities to use in mixed-level classes

Articles / blogposts

Practical tips from British Council website. Will give you some more links to discover!

A chat summary on mixed levels. I found it VERY useful!

Classroom as a learning centre. Naomi Epstein gives a brief overview on how she manages classes of very mixed level deaf or hard of hearing students.

2 thoughts on “Mixed-levels

  1. Hi Sirja, your blog was the place that I found the most useful when came to mixed levels. We all know that working with groups, not matter if it mixed-level or not, will encounter learners in diffferent level of development – cognitively or linguistic. Not to mention age gaps and other variations. But it was your blog that helped me see some practical ways we could work around it while providing an opportunity for everyone to benefit from the experience. Two of your posts were very useful for me:
    http://cerij.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/one-size-does-not-fit-all-a-guest-post-by-sirja-bessero/
    https://swisssirja.wordpress.com/category/mixed-level-classes/
    I googled a bit around and came up with these ones which I read and found interesting to add to your list.
    http://iteslj.org/Techniques/DelliCarpini-RoundRobin.html
    http://www.hltmag.co.uk/jan08/mart04.doc (I didn’t read it through out, just parts of it)
    Larry Ferlazo has a list of his own: http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2011/09/05/the-best-resources-on-teaching-multilevel-eslefl-classes/
    adapting material: https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/language-assistant/teaching-tips/adapting-materials-mixed-ability-classes
    I came across this resource link: http://www.englishmixsite.com/
    🙂 Warm hugs!

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