TOEFL Essay Topic 175 - Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support your choice.
Students like different ways to learn things in class. Some people seem to think they can learn more by teachers`
Students like different ways to learn things in class. Some people seem to think they can learn more by teachers` lecturing; others tend to prefer the classes where the students do some of the talking. In my own point of view, I think the latter option is better for three reasons as follow.
To begin with, it is a good chance to train students try their best to show themselves. Although getting knowledge from lecture is necessary, it is more important to let them have enough confidence. Therefore, teachers need to listen to students` opinions at some time, and encourage them to express themselves. If they are familiar with the teaching way, they can show themselves in public easily.
In addition, the method can arouse students` imagination. They are only passive roles when listening a lecture, and only know to take notes and memorize the content. However, giving a talking need to consider and design by themselves, students can have many new ideas during the process. For example, I made a presentation in last history class. I think I create a lot of creative reasons to explain these history events.
Last but not least, teachers and students can communicate each other by this way. Consequently, teachers can understand what these students need, and change their teaching ways and materials suitable for their students. The quality of teaching can be increased and it is beneficial for learners. My presentation let professor Lee know I am interested in American history, so he gives me many related books to read and discuss these topics with me.
Of course, it is argued on the opposing position. Nevertheless, for the valid reasons I have presented above, I believe it is good to have classes where students do some of the talking.