Any language is hard to learn and English is particularly hard for a number of reasons. Can you tell the difference between read, read and red? Two are spelt the same and two are pronounced the same, yet they all are used in different ways. Why doesn’t the phrases “great meat” have the same vowel sound, what then about polish and Polish? As you can see there are many nuances in the pronunciation of words in English and this post seeks to explain why these things make the language very difficult to learn!
Teaching is a difficult job and to be a successful teacher you need to have a lot of different qualities. This post takes a look at what it takes to be a good ESL teacher (or any teacher for that matter). You will need to be patient, dedicated, supportive, organised and more to ensure that your students are getting the most out of their classes. Teaching isn’t an easy job and not everyone can be a good teacher. Find out what it takes here.