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Last updated at 16:21 BST, Friday, 02 July 2010

Students in class

Quiet students

A vote and discussion for teachers on dealing with quiet students in the classroom

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  • What are the hardest challenges that students face when preparing for and taking English exams? What can you do to help students cope with these challenges?
  • Teaching business English has its own special challenges - what are your experiences?
  • As a teacher, how much importance do you place on grammar compared to other skills such as speaking, listening and vocabulary? What are your top tips for improving learners' grammar?
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  • Do you find debates are a useful classroom activity? Do you have any tips for arranging and managing a classroom debate?
  • A good listener needs to be able to draw on a range of skills. Is listening important for your students? What aspects of listening do you think are the most difficult to teach? What are your top tips for listening classes?
  • What kind of speaking activities work well in your lessons? - Role plays? Drills? Discussions? Mingling activities? Something else? How do you help your students get the most out of speaking activities?
  • Using video in class Is video a useful teaching aid? How have you used video with your students?

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