The unavoidable return from summer holidays is coming; yes I know, I should not remind about that. But this is not the only gripe of foreign language teachers. The other major one is the bulk of work a teacher needs to put into preparation for each class. How to work more effectively during lessons? How to exit the role of a lecturer and become a genuine support for students?
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Conducting lessons through the Internet becomes more and more popular due to constantly evolving cameras and microphones, increasing quality of the bandwidth and growing popularity of mobile devices. If you can’t catch a student on the spot or you prefer remote learning, you should remember about few things in order to avoid the following situations…
Besides course prices, quality certificates or convenient language school location, teachers are also an extremely important aspect in attracting students. Their personality and how they run lessons are factors influencing opinions about a given school. A good teacher is a real treasure so today we are giving some clues on what you should bear in mind when shaping up cooperation with teachers.
It’s almost the end of the semester, and your students are less motivated because they can’t wait until they go on a vacation trip. It’s a good moment for some creative lessons. Have you ever thought about organizing a lesson outdoors? Very good! Just remember that inviting your students to the restaurant is not an `entirely innovative concept. So how do you organize a truly successful lesson, which in addition will bring profits?
Today we want to present you an interview with Maria Elisa Jiménez Peña, owner of the Spanish online school IBERIS. She told us how it is to be a native speaker in Poland, the requirements that she had to meet a few years ago and what has changed over the years.
Maria Elisa Jiménez Peña
Christmas is close and it’s a great opportunity to organize a lesson inspired by the best holiday’s atmosphere. Have you thought about it? We well know that your students motivation just before the Christmas break is somewhat disappointing, so maybe it would be a good idea to organize a special lesson?
We have recently written about private lessons as a competition for language schools. Today we will reflect on self-learning, or learning on your own. This method is quite often used by people learning foreign languages. More and more people opt to acquire linguistic skills without support of teachers. Does it make sense? Such method has advantages (e.g. savings), but also serious disadvantages. It turns out that very few people can learn without a proper backup of a qualified staff – we have problems with motivation and persistence. But if you want to try self-learning, first get to know the method in more detail and check if you are up to the challenge.