Is your English teacher good for you? Ask yourself these 5 questions and you will know what makes a good English teacher.
I took piano lessons from the age of 7 to 17.
10 years of piano lessons.
And yet, If you asked me to play something now, I wouldn’t be able to do it.
(OK, I lied. Maybe ONE Sonata by Chopin)
Because I didn’t have a good enough teacher.
She was sweet and kind, but she never gave me what I needed.
She never pushed me to do better,
she never inspired me,
she never gave me a hard time for not practicing.
She did everything a piano teacher should do,
But it just wasn’t good enough.
And looking back, I think of where I could have been today with all this time and money spent, having had the right teacher.
HOW IS THAT RELATED TO ENGLISH?
So many people settle for mediocre English teaching because it’s comfortable and they don’t believe they can find something better.
They stay because it’s close to home, it’s familiar, it’s cheap, they feel bad leaving, it doesn’t require them to do any research, or it simply allows them to stay in their comfort zone.
Have YOU ever taken English classes with a teacher but still felt STUCK?
Are you learning English and wondering how you can improve your training?
Are you an English teacher looking to take your teaching to the next level?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, this episode is a must-watch for you:
After watching the video, join the discussion below the video and answer these two questions:
Share one good and/or bad experience you’ve had with a teacher
What, in your opinion, makes a good teacher?