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  1. Tarheel's Avatar
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    #11

    Re: How do English native speakers call their teachers or lectures in the class?

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post
    No, I haven't told them. I always wondered what they should call me in an English class. In Iran they never use first names to address a teacher or a lecturer. In schools, they usually say 'teacher' and I thought it's not a proper way to address their English teacher. Now I found that Ms, Mrs and Mr are the most common ways to address teachers. I also doubt about 'master' that the university students use to address their lecturers.
    Simply tell them how you want them to address you. It's as simple as that.
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    #12

    Re: How do English native speakers call their teachers or lectures in the class?

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post
    No, I haven't told them. I always wondered what they should call me in an English class. In Iran they never use first name to address a teacher or a lecturer. In schools, they usually say 'teacher' and I though it's not a proper way to call their English teacher. Now I found that Ms, Mrs and Mr are the most common ways to call teachers. I also doubt about 'master' that the university students use to address their lectures.
    When I learned foreign languages at school the teacher always started the very first lesson by telling us how he should be addressed in that language. So it would have been monsieur for French and magister for Latin. English has no middle ground between using title + name and the more formal and deferential "sir" that would match, say, the French use of monsieur.
    Retired magazine editor and native British English speaker - not a teacher

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    #13

    Re: How do English native speakers call their teachers or lectures in the class?

    One of my friends is a primary school teacher and, as is often the case in British schools at the moment, she has been asked to teach French to 8- and 10-year-olds, despite the fact that she speaks no French at all! However, she did remember that in her French classes at school (the contents of which she has clearly forgotten), the teacher was called "Madame + surname". She decided she didn't want to use her real surname, and she's single, so she has told her pupils to call her "Mademoiselle Crinoline".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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