What is the ideal, or best way to teach English, or rather, to structure an institute's lessons? What do the good schools do?
For example, where I'm currently teaching, they have given me 5 levels to deal with in one day of 8 hours (Absolute beginner, beginner, level 1, 2, 3). I find it v. difficult to cope with such a variety. It's v. hard preparing lessons for each level, for every day, keeping in mind speaking, writing, listening, reading, games, h.w. planning, etc. With such a load to cope with, I feel I'm short changing myself by sometimes taking the easy route of just 'doing the book' and not doing much supplementary work or speaking activities.
Whereas when I was working in another institute, they had given me 1 level to teach for 4 hours daily. That way, I could plan their entire lesson, from speaking to writing, to reading etc....I wasn't stretched in so many directions, and therefore it was easier to cope with. Is this a mark of a good school, that they give one, or max. 2 levels to one teacher to teach? Or is this too 'ideal' ?