When I began giving classes as an English teacher, I was frequently told about how wonderful and flawless some commercial methods were. I had only known the ones I’d been lectured during my college years to become an applied linguist.
When I started off this journey as a teacher, I was flabbergasted to see how people with little or no formal training were giving classes at any level; I also happen to meet people whose level of the language was noticeably deficient; I also found out about unprofessional practices in the teaching filed in general.
After more than ten years of having taught almost everything related to English as a foreign language, I feel entitled to say a few words, of support and hope, to those teachers out there wondering if not following a commercial method is wrong.
1. When taking over a group, you necessarily have to know what…
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