Publication Date

Spring 2022

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Master of Arts in TESOL)

First Advisor

Dr. Elka Todeva


A number of studies have noted the rise in student demographic diversity and the heightened significance of the mixed-level classroom; however, a consensus on the appropriate methods and materials to address these developments remains to be reached. Educators are anticipated to address the needs of students with a variety of abilities, backgrounds, and interests in a singular class. Less proficient students face overstimulation whilst more proficient students face understimulation. How can the challenges of the mixed-level classroom be recast into strengths? The mixed-level classroom environment calls for student investment, real language, and familiar processes. Methods such as peer tutoring, cooperative learning, differentiated instruction, goal-setting, and scaffolding are utilized to engage all levels of students. This paper aims to examine the unique dynamics of the mixed level classroom and collect materials appropriate for a classroom that is engaging and relevant to all levels of students.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | International and Comparative Education | Language and Literacy Education