English language learning is so multi-faceted that
experts describe a “heterogeneous language class” as a class with more than one student. Ability,
needs, background, age, and psychological make-up are just some of the variables among learners.
Preparing different tasks for students at different levels is not always
feasible, but learning questioning techniques and providing open-ended tasks
will allow more students to become actively involved in the class. In this
session the presenter will demonstrate 10 ways that teachers can include
multi-level learners simultaneously in a communicative grammar class. This
interactive session will allow teachers to implement these techniques
Schoenberg has taught English language learners and trained teachers for
more than two decades at New York's Hunter College, The New School, and
Columbia University. She holds a Master's Degree in TESOL from Columbia University.
She is the author of Talk about Trivia, Speaking of Values 1, Topics from A to
Z, Book 1 and Book 2, and Focus on Grammar 2. Schoenberg is the co-author with
Jay Maurer of the True Colors series and Focus on Grammar 1. She is also a
contributing author of Future 1 and Future 3.
Co-sponsored by the English Language Studies Department and