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If students in your class are using too much of their native language and tests are part of your curriculum then this form of discipline is very effective. Write all the students names on a chart of paper and post it at the front of the room. When you hear a student use their native language put a mark beside their name. Then, when you test them each mark beside their name becomes 1% off their test score. So if a student scored 90% on the test but has 6 marks beside his name then his test score becomes 84%. I've found that most students are very concerned about their test scores and after they see their marks deducted from the first test they will very quickly start to use English more. Now all I have to do is pick up the felt pen I use to make the marks and every one instantly starts speaking English.

Shelby, Japan

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