Native English is an academy that, as its name indicates, follows a methodology based on teaching with native english teachers. We believe in our method because it has been giving us optimal results for more than eight years and our students are always happy with the teaching they receive, defending that it is quality and recommending us to other people.
Everyone knows that An English teacher and his method greatly influence learning: that two English teachers can teach the same thing and that one of them motivates you to continue learning, to make an effort and to achieve your goals and, however, the other achieves exactly the opposite and you feel that you are not good with languages or that you are not valid for a certain subject.
The benefits of having a native English teacher
Although it is true that the fact of being A good English teacher does not mean having to be a nativeYes, it is a plus point. Therefore, we are going to present four advantages of learn with native English teachers.
- Accent and pronunciation of native English teachers
This could be considered the strongest point of learning with native teachers, since there is no better way to learn a language than through people who have it as their mother tongue.
In general, native teachers have a better command of the language and, above all, pronunciation. English phonetics has many variants, depending on factors such as accent or geographical location of the English speaker, and this is why we sometimes find it difficult to understand certain people when they do not speak the standardized British English that we are used to in the listening.
The fact of having native English teachers from different areas of the United Kingdom or the United States, in addition to a cultural enrichment, is a linguistic enrichment, since we learn vocabulary, expressions and sayings, which a non-native teacher probably does not know, and because In addition, our brain will be able to understand what it is hearing, regardless of where the English speaker comes from.
On the other hand, having a native teacher guiding your teaching will also help you improve your pronunciation, and this is also very relevant considering that for the majority of language students this is one of the most complex skills, because the English is pronounced completely different from Spanish as it is not a Romance language like French, Portuguese or Italian.
2. Cultural enrichment
We have already mentioned this and we would like to insist. Although the vast majority of non-native teachers have been living in the United Kingdom or the United States for some time, a native teacher will always know their own culture and customs better.
Although many people do not know it, the language is closely related to culture and society from a country. That is why the English that Shakespeare spoke has nothing to do with the English spoken today, just as the Spanish we speak now has nothing to do with the one Quevedo spoke.
The native english teachers They can perfectly explain to us why a certain word is currently said that way and in the past in another way, why another word is out of use, or where a specific expression comes from. These are things that a non-native English teacher will not be able to explain to you with the same precision and accuracy than one that is.
3. Expansion of vocabulary and expressions in English
Although there are non-native English teachers with a surprising wealth of vocabulary, a native English teacher will always win in this field. Having studied a second language, even if you have done the most complete linguistic immersion in the world, is not the same as learning it practically from birth, in an environment where nothing but that language is spoken, which, on the other hand, is the one spoken. your entire family and your environment in general, and what you learn at school.
Furthermore, as a general rule, when we study a degree or study English in general, we are usually taught the most “correct” English, leaving aside the most colloquial English, which is probably the most useful, since it is the one spoken in day to day, in a more everyday way, and which we have to face on more than one occasion.
4. Grammar improvement
Logically, a native English teacher will detect a grammatical error faster than a non-native teacher. In addition, it will help you correct it and avoid it so that it stops being so frequent, vastly improving our grammar and syntax.
Also, if the teacher is someone well trained and with years of experience to back it up, in addition to detecting it quickly and correcting it, he will teach you tricks and keys so that you are also able to do it and as quickly as possible.
As you may have seen, the Teaching with native teachers is a success, You look at them where you are looking. It is completely advisable, for everything we have mentioned and, because, if you also find good native English teachers who, in addition to teaching you, motivate you to learn and love their language, the preparation for the Cambridge exam, having a conversation with an English speaker or being able to perfectly understand what a native is telling you in their language, will be things that you previously saw as impossible and that from now on you will do without realizing it.