Be a great teacher!
If you can do something, does that mean you can teach it? Are all teachers just as good? Do we all know the best ways of teaching our language? Clearly it's a "no" to all of these. Language teaching is a skill, and it has come a long way since students sat in rows listening to the teacher.
I studied French for eight years at school and university, and at the end of that I could read a novel but couldn't hold a conversation. Modern language teaching is aimed at both accuracy and fluency - a learner should leave any lesson feeling confident that they could have a conversation on what they have been learning.
Since then I have gained qualifications in language teaching and learned a good many more languages. As a learner and school manager I've seen some excellent teaching and some that was awful. That's why I wanted to share the ideas I have gained over the years so that other people can become great teachers. The result is How to Teach a Language, aimed at anyone who hasn't been through a full professional teaching course - or who just needs a refresher.
How to Teach a Language is aimed at anyone who wants to teach any language, especially those without formal teaching qualifications or experience. The book has just been published and this website is new. I hope to develop it into a site where language teachers can share their ideas and activities.
Every language you learn is a window into another community. When you teach your language, you are sharing your world.
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