Most of my classes are of mixed English proficiency, and there is a large discrepancy in focus and ability which means I can spend a lot of time assisting lower level students who may otherwise get distracted.
I'm co-teaching with a native English speaking teacher. We're teaching students in Grade 5, and 6 mainly focusing on listening, and speaking skills. We have about 30 students of varying proficiency in English in one class.
The questions then becomes, who will you concentrate on, the higher level students, then the middle and lower level starts to feel English is too hard or impossible. Focus on the middle level, then the higher levels are bored, and lower level distracts the class, or the lower level, then the whole class sleeps.
[HOW CAN TEACHERS' WITH MIXED-LEVEL CLASSES USE A CRITICAL APPROACH TO THEIR TEACHING? IN WHAT WAYS CAN VARYING LEVELS OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY BE UTILIZED AND EVEN MADE AN ADVANTAGE IN CRITICALLY ORIENTED CLASSROOMS?]