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Things to consider:
Be patient and provide time for your students to respond. (3-5 seconds at times)
Encourage Full Sentences. Use Modeling & TPR do get them talking more than you.
Lower Level Students: 50/50
Students need very strong teacher guidance. Ideally, a student would speak about half (50%) of the class time at this level (levels 2-3).
At level 1, the student’s interest in learning English must first be nurtured before output becomes a focus.
Higher Level Students: 70/30
Student independence is encouraged. The teacher lets the student dictate class pace more, especially if natural conversation is occurring. Ideally, a student should speak for a majority (70%) of the class (levels 4+).
RULE OF THUMB
Students should speak more than you.
Achieve this by encouraging full sentences and correct them.
Be patient - give them time to process
Are you happy?
I am happy.
(Full sentence please.)