Learning English in a group is much more effective than on a one-to-one basis
Most of the year I teach adults in a college and what I teach is called ESOL. For four or five weeks every summer, when sensible, sane teachers are having their break from the rat race, I shift down to a summer school where I teach the teenage offspring of wealthy foreigners. At least I assume they are wealthy, these courses aren't cheap. And of course they aren't called ESOL, they are called EFL.
I have just had an email from Ellen Maria Wright, who is about to work in Lithuania. This is the question that prompted her to write:
While I have many reading texts to use I am not so good at knowing what form to focus on ---- as you say, " We need to look at a text carefully and decide what it can illustrate for learners." I am not so good at this part.
What are the characteristics of a successful teacher of English?
Recently I was invited to give a guest lecture on the topic “Characteristics of highly effect