Keeping People Occupied

Debate has been raging among ESOL practitioners regarding ‘coffee-shoppers’ and ‘exam-hunters’. The former are students who study for no other reason than to get out of the house for a few hours a week; the latter students who appear only around exam time.


Should students who possess only instrumental motivation be allowed to disrupt class dynamics and generate extra paperwork? Or should they, once identified, be blacklisted and banned for life?

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