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The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes


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I’ve been doing some research on teaching multilevel ESL/EFL classes, and thought I’d share the most useful resources I’ve found online.

I hope readers can contribute more…

Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes:

ESL Multilevel Activities is from Teaching English Games.

Teaching Multi-Level Classes is from Easy English.

Teaching In The Multilevel Classroom is from Pearson.

How do you deal with Mixed Ability Classes is a summary of an ELT chat on the topic.

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes is a very useful piece from the British Council’s Teaching English site.

Promoting the Success of Multilevel ESL Classes: What Teachers and Administrators Can Do is a report from CAELA.

This is helpful: #AusELT chat summary: Managing mixed-ability classes.

The Comprehensible Classroom shares some good ideas about how to handle a multi-level second language class.

Maximising Learning in Large Classes and Teaching Large Classes are both from The British Council.

Teaching mixed ability – some tips is from TEFL Reflections.

Be flexible! is by TEFL Reflections.

Adapting materials for mixed ability classes is from The British Council.

Here’s an ELT Chat summary on Differentiated Instruction in Classes of Differing Ability.

Assessment in the multi-level classroom is from the Oxford Press blog, and offers good advice.

As always, feedback is welcome.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


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  2. Thanks Larry, for the very informative material. I truly need this!!! Will bookmark you website for future classes.

    Thanks again,


  3. I just found your blog a few days ago and already I love it! I have been an ESL instructor for 18 years, and there are so many things in your blog that will help me with my teaching. I look forward to reading more of it in the weeks and months to come. Thanks again!

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