ESL students DON’T ACTUALLY want to LEARN ENGLISH, they want to LEARN ‘THE TEACHER’!

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An interesting question came up recently in a group of people I was with and we were all talking about how well students learn, what their weak spots were, how they need to try other techniques and so on, all of which was useful and helpful for each of us. But one thing dawned on me, our discussion was all about the student and what the student needs to do, or how the teacher needs to prepare things so that the student can learn this way and that.

Impressive and interesting. But what I also realised was that this in itself is not really the only thing the student gets when they sit in front of a great teacher. The answer really is that the student doesn’t actually ‘learn English’, they ‘learn the teacher’!

Strange I know, but for every amazing teacher that stands in front…

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