Some more thoughts about students who don't speak in class....

The Atlantic has an interesting article about silent classrooms - classes where students don't speak, either out of fear or boredom.

The piece focuses on American college and university classrooms, but I suspect that this problem also exists in English-language classes. Teachers are taught that the ideal ratio of communication is about 80/20: students talk eighty per cent of the time, teachers 20%.

Is this true in your language classroom? Who does more talking in your class - the teacher or the students?

If you don't participate in your classes.....why?

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