yHello 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?