Teaching is Theater

Teaching is theater. Make the class interactive, add a bit of flair, and students will enjoy your classes even more than before.

Why is this important? It is important for 2 reasons.

Teaching at language schools is a business. Your job depends on your student retention rate. Sure it is important that your students learn! But if they don’t sign up for the next semester, there is a problem. Less students equal less money which results in the need for less teachers. Which teacher does management let go? The one that all the students are clamoring for? The one who has a high retention rate? No! No! The teacher with the low retention rate is asked to leave.

When you teach at a language school you are part salesperson. You are selling English. Your personality, teaching style, and how you interact with your students are all part of your sales technique.

The second reason? When students are having fun, they learn more. When students enjoy coming to your classes, they learn more.

Teaching is theater.


About acohen843

I am a writer and ESL teacher who enjoys the challenge of starting businesses. Currently, I am a JuicePlus distributor (www.acohentakesjuiceplus.com) who is using this business opportunity as the foundation of a social entrepreneurship project.
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One Response to Teaching is Theater

  1. Sheila Vine says:

    Teaching is theatre – I totally agree

    and this is where the academic world has not caught up with the commercial world.
    Lessons are still too much chalk and talk in our Universities.

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