To teach effectively, teachers need to plan activities that will maximize student “talk-time.” The “Think-Pair-Share” approach can be used to ensure that all learners have equal opportunities to speak by expressing opinions, answering specific questions, or sharing background knowledge. While very simply done in “in-person“ learning situations by pairing students to work together, it is equally easy to do in online breakout rooms. Learners can share what they have learned from their partners in a larger or whole group situation to further encourage “talk-time." While the typical ESL classroom offers students time to talk about 50% of the time, it is now believed that even more time should be given for students to practice using the language. More and more studies are showing that the “70-30” rule (teacher talk-time 30%) is ideal.