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  1. Newbie
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    difficult scenario

    I came across this question and frankly I do not think there is a simple answer as I would have thought that red flags would have gone up long before it ever got to only 4 students. I am looking for input from others. Has this ever happened to anyone? What did you do? Keep in mind this is teaching ESL abroad. Please read and let me know.

    During the last half of the semester, one of your classes--officially with 20 students--has dwindled to only four students who show up regularly. Some absentees have told you that English just isn't as important as their major's core subjects. Others neglect do their homework or make copies of the text that you provide for them because it is "too expensive" or "inconvenient," so they don't attend class. You have met with their career advisers who have acknowledged problems but has no immediate solutions. How do you proceed?

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
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    Re: difficult scenario

    Is this your homework for your CELTA/TESOL training?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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