English teacher Beth Vasconcelos owns a language school in Brazil. Her top 10 for what makes a good English teacher are below. Agree? What do you think is the most important thing for us to be/have as English teachers?
As a school owner, I want to provide our students with the best service possible and to do so, we need professionals who are well-suited to enabling us to achieve this goal. However, finding a good English teacher is not a simple task.
The most important characteristic of a good teacher, for me, is a sense of commitment to the student learning process. A committed teacher will care about the students, about whether they are really learning and making any progress or not. He/She will not just go through the motion, come to work from 9 to 5, and cover a unit in a book just for the sake of doing it. After having met so many teachers, I learnt that when we have a teacher who is truly committed, he/she will do whatever necessary to make the learning process happen. And this is important!
Other important characteristics I look…
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