Teaching English Isn’t Just About Grammar


When you’re sitting in front of your student in the cafe or library, besides concentrating on teaching English you should also be paying attention to how you teach it. Thinking about how your student is feeling in your company.

A lot depends on how you behave during your English lesson.
What do I mean exactly? You have to be Respectful and Optimistic.
Let’s take a look at these 2 points in detail:

1. Be Respectful:

  • Don’t ask too much about your student’s private life. Of course, it’s inevitable that you’ll get to know each other. But, remember you have only 45 minutes after which time your student should be satisfied with his progress. If this doesn’t happen, your student will feel that he paid you for nothing and will go and search for another English teacher.

What can you do in the situation where your student gladly speaks about himself? Don’t stop him. Just ask him to say it in English: “Speak English, please!”

  • Pay attention to your student’s thoughts. It is always important that the lesson should be aimed at your student. The student should feel that he is at the center. Don’t talk about yourself too much. It’s better when your student curious and asks.

2. Be Optimistic:

No matter what the topic is (your life, your student’s life or his results in learning English) every time you have a lesson you must be optimistic. You must think forward positively and pass it on to your student. I tell you why. If you do the opposite, you and your student will feel your common road leads nowhere.

This is my first blog post. Oh yes!!! 🙂 And, I would be very grateful if you’d leave your comment below.

Do you follow these guidelines? What else do you watch out for?

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