Re: How to teach english as a native non-professional english teacher
I was in much the same position. I have a TEFL but not a full CELTA and when I arrived in Madrid, I really wasn't interested in teaching full grammar classes. I was happy to teach basic grammar, of course, as I was more than capable of that simply being a native speaker who had studied grammar at school (unlike many of my compatriots). For my private students though, I was a teacher of conversational English or "use of English". I still corrected their errors of course but the majority of our classes were spoken with just a few written exercises. If they queried a particular grammar point and I didn't know the answer, I owned up to the fact and told them I would find out the answer and tell them at the next class. I think they were much happier with that than they would have been if I'd tried to fluff my way through it without really knowing what I was talking about.
Originally Posted by Jeron
Your students can study grammar in their own time, using any of the very good study books available. You can be responsible for hearing whether or not they are putting what they have learnt into practice when they speak. However, you have the added choice of making it clear to them that when natives speak, they don't speak with the rather formal, prescriptive grammar from textbooks!
Note again charliedeut's advice in his reply that "English" must always be capitalised.
Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.