Hi everyone, I have a problem I hope someone can help me with.

I've just started teaching in China and have very large class sizes (between 55-75) to myself. The students are grade 9 (15/16 years old).

I've been told to teach the students pronunciation; I have been given no lesson plans and am told that the Chinese teachers will teach all the students everything from the textbooks - I'm just there for oral lessons. This is where I have a problem... The students are very good at English (but a little shy) so if I'm not teaching them anything new I'm just going over stuff they already know and they look a little bored. Furthermore, I teach 14 different classes a week, once each, so it's over 700 different pupils each week so I'm finding it near impossible to learn any names and also means that printing out 700 different resources like wordsearches or fill in the blanks each week will probably be frowned on.

I suppose my question is, has anyone else been in this situation and how do I teach so many Chinese pupils, who seem to be very good at English, anything if their pronunciation is already very good and I'm not to teach them anything new until the Chinese teacher has done it first.

Thanks for any suggestions!