In the previous post, I was saying how smarter people, those who do the research, will be more successful in life, and here, we are talking about YOUR FUTURE. And you are risking your future by going to bad schools and bad teachers.
So, in the next 39 posts I will outline, piece by piece, exactly what you need to know about the teaching situation here in Taiwan, and about the teaching of IELTS and English, about the signs which should make you worried, and what you should look out for.
You are advised to read each post VERY carefully, and think VERY carefully about the message, and the decisions you take about what teacher and what school you go to when preparing for IELTS.
Of course, it will also help your English reading skills, and improve your vocabulary, especially if you check the underlined words in your dictionary, as advised at the end of each post. To repeat, this is a long, thoughtful, and intelligent series of posts which can help you with your English development, and your life. You should take this seriously.
Here is the structure of the next 48 posts.
Posts 3 – 5 The Historical Background (of Teaching Language)
Posts 6 – 11 The Principles of Modern Language Teaching
Posts 12 – 15 Some Reflections on This
Posts 16 – 25 A Conversation of Someone who (Strongly) Disagrees
Posts 26 – 32 Introduction to the ‘Fake Teacher’ Problem
Posts 33 – 35 Five Signs of a ‘Fake Teacher’
Posts 36 – 43 Six Signs Which Should Make You Worried
Posts 44 – 47 How to Use these Signs // Analysing a Fake Teacher
Posts 48 – 50 Conclusion and Final Thoughts
It all starts with the next post.
Make sure you read it. Your future may depend on it.