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English Teaching Professional

Therapist or teacher?

The main goal of English language teachers is to help their students communicate more effectively in English. So far, so obvious. However, offering as it does an opportunity to the student to offload emotional baggage, the one-to-one class can end up resembling a therapy session. How then can we ensure that the distinction between ‘conversation class’ and ‘talking cure’ remains clear?