The big mistake:
“I want a language teacher who speaks to me in my language”
Many times we’ve heard students say: “I want a teacher who speaks to me in my language”. We promise you this is the first mistake any student can make in the process of learning a new language. Let us explain why.
When the teacher uses the language of their students in class, they will tend to translate. Not everything can be translated and many times words are lost in the process. Moreover, students can become fixated on using dictionaries and so when they don’t understand something they freeze and don’t know how to carry on.