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Classes of mixed abilityIn this essay I will look at classes of mixed ability, how they are dealt with in the classroom, and how the needs of the individual learner can be catered for. To begin with, a definition of a mixed ability class must be looked at. Susan Bremner defines a mixed ability class as, ?A mixed ability class does not just consist of a range of abilities but also a range of learning styles and preferences. All pupils will show strengths at different times depending on the topic being studied and the learning style being used.? This definition appears agreeable, as it flags up the idea that there are not ?good? and ?bad? pupils within a class, but rather students may have different language abilities in different areas. Keeping this in mind, one area that must be looked at is using a variety of activities within the classroom. If the activity is constantly changed, then pupils who are visual learners for example, may be more able to understand a subject, so when this is then explained in a written way, learners who prefer this can also understand. For example, Nordlund suggests, ?Kinesthetic learners learn best when they can manipulate objects e.g. by doing, touching