Here some of my views.http://www.sk.com.br/forum/display_mess ... e_id=81525http://www.sk.com.br/forum/display_mess ... _id=101628http://www.sk.com.br/forum/display_mess ... e_id=78251http://www.sk.com.br/forum/display_mess ... e_id=71486
Well, I think if you dream you can achieve (where there´s a will, there´s a way), and if you feel your English course is more focused on the commercial side, that is, it doesn´t respect your level and your pace...well, I think you should vote with your feet! there are plenty of teachers, courses and tutors out there...
Anyway, many courses do have some lazybone students that don´t do their bit, they go to the classes and just sit their asses in the chairs, monkeying around and talking their heads off. Then they complaint about not learning the topics, or lagging behind. The ones that let their books gathering dust when they come home, don´t use a bit of English at all, wether spoken or written and think they are fooling their parents, friends and teachers.
In the end they are fooling themselves, since they are paying the so-called "diploma/certificate mills" and not interested in learning.
There are always two sides of eacher story, and both sides on that one (teachers and students) must to carry their weight.
By the way, I took an English course once, my first and only up to now. I had good teachers there, and fellow learners that
complained and were against "using English extensively" at the class. Well, many of them (the majority) didn´t know much of English, I must say. A group hard-pressed to get a certificate that were supposedly their ticket to a better wage, a promotion, a way of "tirar onda" brag themselves to friends, what you have. Just a few were interested in English for the English itself, sadly, I have to say.
Thanks for creating the topic.