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    Yael Rice is offline Newbie
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    Language in the Classroom

    I am training to be an English Teacher in High School.

    As a learning strategy, Is it recomended to speak to students only in English once i begin my lesson or should i use examples and explanations in their native tongue?

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Language in the Classroom

    Firstly, it depends on the policy of the school- some restrict any use of L1. If it's not restricted, there's a time and place for it I think, but it should be used as a tool and not overused.

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    Re: Language in the Classroom

    I think it's not necessary. I always kept a rule in my classes that the kids can't speak their native tongue unless they raise their hand and ask. When I taught adults I was a bit more relaxed about that.

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