TTT (Teacher Talk Time)

Teacher Talk Time (TTT) refers to the amount of time a teacher spends talking during a class. While some TTT is necessary for instruction and explanation, excessive TTT can limit opportunities for student interaction and practice. In language education, balancing TTT with Student Talk Time (STT) is crucial for promoting active learning and language use. Strategies to reduce TTT and increase STT include using pair and group work, facilitating discussions, asking open-ended questions, and providing tasks that require student participation and communication.