Tell us about a good English teacher you had

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Avatar do usuário Flavia.lm 3945 1 9 89
Question: Tell us about a good teacher you had or have. Why is s/he so special? What is his/her best asset when comparing to other teachers you've had? (You don't need to mention his/her name in case you don't want to).


My best English teacher was Japanese descendant and was always smiling. She not only had a great knowledge about the language and teaching methods, but also was very considerate towards the students. Once she started the class telling the students off because of words that were invented in the compositions she had been correcting - I had invented one of them! Even so, she was always ready to help us, always encouraging us to improve. Unfortunately, now I live in another city so I can’t study with her anymore :(

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Avatar do usuário Marcio_Farias 12450 1 22 210
My former Brazilian English language teacher. She would pausedly pronounce every word. Like this: "Lookee... eet... up... in... the... dictionary." Back in '71. She taught me English using Lado Series textbooks.
I'm a good English Teacher - LOL :lol:
Avatar do usuário josneywat 305 6
The best English teacher I've ever had was a Scotsman. He had no pity no patience. However I did learn the essential English to get by in almost every situaton.
Avatar do usuário RenanKenplers 70 2
I had only two teachers, apart from those who were government-hired (school teachers). My first teacher has an horrendous accent, but any road we were able to understand her. The second one is a South African teacher (Current one) and so far he has been getting his #1 position. But we don't know the future eh? There are more to come... always...

Avatar do usuário maryziller 305 1 1
my best English teacher was my 7th grade teacher. She taught us how to write essays and used interesting writing prompts such as doodles. Doodles are scribbles: pictures that don't mean anything specific. They encourage to use your imagination somewhat like Rorschach ink blots. has a picture of an ink blot test item. has a picture of a doodle.
Avatar do usuário Logan18 30
I had one good teacher his name is Ronald, indeed he is a very good teacher in spite of I haven't had much time to enjoy his classes because Ronald got a promotion from teacher to coordinator. He left for me a good impression about teachers, He was always dedicated and friendly and more he speaks four languages fluently with just 23 year-old. It's amazing, isn't it? I sincerely miss their classes. For me he is one of the best teachers in the whole world for his commitment with their students.

All the best for you teachers!
Avatar do usuário kelvinmunhoz 10
I had a good teacher in fact I still have but she's become my friend. I didn't like English so much but after when I started doing English course I realized that it is a good language and it depends on teacher because there are some boring teachers that don't know teach. She's is a great teacher :D
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Avatar do usuário w.slayman 110
This is an old post but when I read it I could not resist the chance to talk about an English Teacher I had a long, long time ago.

In 1958 - Sputnik was Launched - Elvis was Drafted into the Army - The Ford Edsel was Introduced - Packard Automobiles Ceased Production - The Worst Recession Since the Great Depression - The Brooklyn Dogers Moved to LA -Postal Rates Went Up for the first time since 1932 - September 8, 1958 I meet Mrs. Rita K. Dent AKA the Old Witch.

Mrs. Rita K. Dent was my English teacher in the ninth grade, and she was the meanest teacher that I had ever had. Hey I was 14 years old and had spoken English all my life, I could even read and write English. I knew that English was a required subject for each year from 9th through 12th grade, but I never knew that a teacher could make a subject a tool of torture. She made us read a book a month and submit a written and oral report, we had vocabulary lists to memorize including meanings and spellings, we had to conjugate verbs, she did not permit any slang or cool language in her class room and the worst thing she made us do was to diagram sentences (for more information on this go to ). I had to work harder in her class than I ever did before, just to get an average grade, and was never so happy to see a school year end as I was when I was finally through with Mrs. Rita K. Dent, and I told her what I thought about her.

I had no problem with 10th and 11th grade English, did not work hard and got excellent grades.

AH MY LAST YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. I walked into my assigned English class dreaming about the beautiful young teacher I had signed up for, and Mrs. Rita K. Dent was standing there, and said with a smile "Welcome back Mr. Slayman, shall we take up where we left off?" I thought I was going to die, the beautiful young English teacher I had wanted, did not have enough room in her class so I got Mrs. Dent AGAIN, this was the only year she taught 12th grade. I survived, and though I have forgotten how to diagram a sentence, I still intuitively know when something is wrong with a sentence. The funniest thing is the older I get the more I appreciate what Mrs. Rita K. Dent did for me. I took her out to dinner several years ago told her that she was THE GREATEST TEACHER I ever had. Sometimes, "eating a little crow" is good for the soul.

By the way College English was a snap, I wonder why?