We asked different teachers about their favorite ESL class
. We wanted them to explain what makes a great ESL class really memorable
We often hear teachers complaining about certain students and classes that were difficult. It's much more productive and rewarding to hear about TEFL teacher's favorite classes and why they enjoyed them.
Here we've collected a few of the Oxbridge teacher's
accounts of their favorite ESL class and students:
Elena Riches' favorite ESL class
I love an online class I do one on one with a woman. I can't see her but I hear her really well and she's very responsive to everything I ask. I never have a problem with her in terms of not listening. The class is relaxed and fluid and this reflects in her progress.
Phil Broomhall & John Shepherd' favorite ESL class
We love the advanced level group at la Fira Barcelona, it's a larger group of over 10 people which can often pose problems but the students have such a great level of English and get on so well the class flies by. Each student respects the other when they speak and they are able to really get into discussions. They're also funny students who appreciate the British humour!
Rob Wylie' favorite ESL class
My favourite classes are all with various students at a company I know very well. I've taught them for years now and we're very close. They feel like my family and I've been a major witness in their progression in the English language, supporting them all the way.
Inge Tuijnman' favorite ESL class
I also prefer various students at one company. They are very positive and receptive students, which is the best thing first thing in the morning!
No matter what are the reasons behind your favorite classes, remember that you can also be someone's favorite teacher. Prepare yourself the best way you can. You are a model, an adviser, a guide. Be ready, be willing, be prepared!