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.
Category: "Teaching of foreign languages"
First snowflakes will soon fall from the sky, just like your students’ attention span. No matter if you teach children or businessmen, everybody will soon start to think more and more about the best time of the year. With our ideas for language games you can gain back their attention and teach them some vocabulary whole having fun!
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
The intellectual and emotional capabilities of adult students (19+) are so well-developed that teachers usually claim that they have no problems teaching them. But this is also the group of students most frequently “migrating” in terms of changing language schools, the most unstable one and also the one whose needs must be addressed best when we plan the marketing of a language school and course management.
The teaching curriculum in your school must be based on a single, major thing: the target, defined by meeting of the final requirements, set by you, your methodologist and teacher for your course participants. Only when you define the foregoing, you can set out to prepare the content, i.e. educational materials and their potential breakdown into particular stages or classes.
Managing a language school includes also a necessity to answer to the question of how we will teach foreign languages. This issue should not be left totally up to the decision of a teacher. Both the school’s methodologist and manager should also have some influence on the teaching policy and be aware of the pros and cons of a given choice.
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.