Teachers aren’t always the most courteous of speakers. We use commanding statements such as, “wrong answer,” “don’t say it like that, say it like this,” and “turn to page 33 in your textbook.” However, we should remember that much of what we teach is caught not taught.
As ESL teachers, we’re modelling speech, so when we speak this way, so will our students. We can model courteous speech when we interact with our class members and show them a better way. Today’s blog presents practical examples of what we say and how we can say it with courtesy. Read more