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    Lightbulb What is important to you when learning English?

    Hello everyone. First off, my name is Jessica and I am new to this forum. I apologize if I have posted in the wrong area for this topic. If not, keep reading!

    I am in the process of starting up a language school in northern Germany, where very few English language schools exist, and those which do exist, are mostly large franchised options. I would like to know exactly what is important to others when learning English as a foreign language. Please answer the following questions below. Thank you very much in advance for your help!

    1.) Do you prefer to "learn by the book" or have a teacher with creative teaching methods?

    2.) How much are you willing to spend every month for language lessons?

    3.) Do you prefer private lessons or working with small or large groups?

    4.) Which English topics are most important/interesting to you?

    5.) How far are you willing to travel to English lessons, if at all?

    6.) Is it important for you to "feel at home" when attending lessons?

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    Re: What is important to you when learning English?

    Quote Originally Posted by CBA2010 View Post
    Hello everyone. First off, my name is Jessica and I am new to this forum. I apologize if I have posted in the wrong area for this topic. If not, keep reading!

    I am in the process of starting up a language school in northern Germany, where very few English language schools exist, and those which do exist, are mostly large franchised options. I would like to know exactly what is important to others when learning English as a foreign language. Please answer the following questions below. Thank you very much in advance for your help!

    1.) Do you prefer to "learn by the book" or have a teacher with creative teaching methods?
    If the teacher happens to be really a professional in the art of language teaching I would rather rely on his creative teaching methods. But such professionals are indeed very rare. If that is not the case than I would be happy to use a professional ESL material during the classes, not just the book but a complete set (audio/video material, extra activities, teacher's book and so on).

    2.) How much are you willing to spend every month for language lessons?
    About $40.00 or $50.00 per month but that really depends on the quality of the lessons.

    3.) Do you prefer private lessons or working with small or large groups?
    If the teacher is a native one I may prefer private lessons, otherwise small groups.
    Both private and small group lessons have pros and cons, depending on what you are focusing.

    4.) Which English topics are most important/interesting to you?
    Linguistics in general, grammar and literature.

    5.) How far are you willing to travel to English lessons, if at all?
    Up to 110 km.

    6.) Is it important for you to "feel at home" when attending lessons?
    yep
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    Re: What is important to you when learning English?

    Quote Originally Posted by CBA2010 View Post
    Hello everyone. First off, my name is Jessica and I am new to this forum. I apologize if I have posted in the wrong area for this topic. If not, keep reading!


    I am in the process of starting up a language school in northern Germany, where very few English language schools exist, and those which do exist, are mostly large franchised options. I would like to know exactly what is important to others when learning English as a foreign language. Please answer the following questions below. Thank you very much in advance for your help!

    1.) Do you prefer to "learn by the book" or have a teacher with creative teaching methods? I prefer to learn by the audio not only the book.

    2.) How much are you willing to spend every month for language lessons?
    Below $50.00

    3.) Do you prefer private lessons or working with small or large groups?
    I'm prefer working with small groups for connection purpose.

    4.) Which English topics are most important/interesting to you?
    Learn real english most important for me

    5.) How far are you willing to travel to English lessons, if at all?
    I'm not sure.

    6.) Is it important for you to "feel at home" when attending lessons?
    Yup



    Try it now. Lean forward. Put your shoulders forward. Put your chin down. Look down. Put your body into a tired position, notice how you feel. Now letís change it. Pull your shoulders back and your chest up. Bring your chin up. Bring your eyes up. Look up. And now, even if you donít feel happy, I want you to smile really big. Put a big smile on your face, fake it. Look stupid. Okay, so a big smile, shoulders back, chest up, eyes up and a big stupid smile, a big grin, on your face. Do you feel differently now? You probably do.

    So hereís what I want you to do. Every time you listen to these lessons or any English lessons or any kind of English studying, I want you to first change your body. Before you listen to those lessons and while youíre listening, I want you to think about, consciously think about pulling your shoulders back, pushing your chest up, chin up, eyes up, and make yourself smile. You probably didnít smile much in your English classes when you were younger but this time I want you to smile even if you feel like you are being stupid. It doesnít matter, do it.


    Youíre going to change your body and by changing your body youíre going to feel better, youíre going to have more energy. And when you have more energy, when you feel better, you learn faster. Thereís a lot of research about this. And it shows that people who have more energy, who are feeling good emotionally, learn faster. People who are tired and bored learn much more slowly.


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