The LONG TERM IMPACT of non-native English STUDENTS on native English TEACHERS


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This is an interesting point that happens to many teachers who are living and working in a non-English speaking country. How often have we sat in the class and found ourselves explaining something to a student in their own garbled English in order to get them to understand. We’ve all done it, not proud of it, and in fact the hardest part is that we do it more often than we think. Why? Because the power of 20 people over 1 is greater than 1 over 20.

Whenever we do it we do try to remember to make sure we speak clearly and accurately for the student to not only pick up the answer but also not reinforce their own bad English as way to explain something.

But in the long run though we are always taught that a great teacher has a very powerful influence…

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