Why every lawyer should take private one-to-one lessons.
"It is always a pleasure to work with a student on a one-to-one basis."
Derek Bath, Teacher
While many EFL students initially worry about the costs of individual tutoring, more professionals than ever before are turning to one-to-one language classes as a way to develop fluency and confidence in their second language.
Get lost in a group
Learning any language is a complicated and nuanced process. No language teacher possesses the skills to follow the progress of several people at any one time. Group classes only ever proceed at the speed of the slowest learner in the lesson - and language schools are increasingly filling students of all levels into classes in order to make as much money as possible. This is why so many students complain of feeling lost within a group setting. Groups may be small but in a two hour class that is overwhelmingly about spoken English, how much time will you have being corrected or having feedback? It is miniscule.
Jack of all trades
A 'jack of all trades' is used to describe a person who does many jobs but who fails become an expert at any of them. One finds this type of EFL teacher frequently at language schools. Schools - often owned by absentee millionaires and billionaires - pay the minimum wage to tutors who have to teach Business English, IELTS, Legal English and General English in order to earn a decent wage for the week.
Course Materials and Research
The English language is as fluid as any river, as is English Law. In order to remain up-to-date with the vagaries of both subjects, legal professionals trying to improve their understanding will need a tutor who lives and breathes this highly specialist area of EFL.
The people who take private lessons
All coaches have instant respect for the students who take private classes because we know that for somebody to possess the time and resources to undertake such a course, the student must have already accomplished significant achievements in life. Teachers will know that this person does not wish to be spoon-fed and will be extremely pro-active and demanding in their learning. It is a pleasure to teach students at this level but it requires a tutor who has the competence, experience and ability to do that.
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