When teachers do their esl training, they are taught so much theory and if they are lucky they also get the chance to practice teach to a class during their training hours. Anyone who has done this will say that theory is theory, but the students ………. are reality!
So even though a teacher may have that CELTA or TEFL tucked under their arm, the real truth doesn’t start kicking in until they are in front of the class and not just for one day but 6 months minimum.
That’s why it’s always good for a teacher to remind themselves of what students actually want from their teacher, and though some nationalities can be very demanding, the truth is that most students are fair and reasonable about their requirements.
So here goes. Students want their teachers to:
Be prepared for each lesson
This is a no-brainer. A good teacher not…
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