Classroom management: use of ESL methods in an elementary level course
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This report is based on the experiences of teaching English to the elementary level classes in Motijheel Ideal School (English Version) during the internship. The focus is on the different aspects of classroom management and the challenges faced in implementing the ESL methods and techniques in the classroom. Classroom management has been a primary concern for beginner teachers as well as experienced teachers because the lack of classroom management hampers both students and teachers. Teachers can choose methods or activities they want to use in their lessons but it is very difficult to find a method or approach suitable for all learners. This report focuses on ESL methods like Grammar Translation Method, Communicative Language Teaching, and Total Physical Response; these are the three main methods in language teaching for elementary learners. The essential factor in the selection of methods is the learners’ needs and these methods help to reduce disruptive behavior that occurs in the classroom. These three methods work differently for elementary learners as GTM focuses on native language and puts emphasis on reading and writing, CLT focuses on meaningful communication in the class and by using TPR method students learn by doing the things. This report includes some possible suggestions and recommendations for a few problems encountered during the internship.