ESL teachers act as "guides", leading students to learn the target language, rather than making themselves the center of the classroom. Students are the real protagonists of the learning process, which means that teachers should create a student-centered classroom so that they can freely put forward their own views on the curriculum, communicate with each other, and choose their own learning path.
Unlike young learners, high-level students have the ability to learn independently and no longer urgently need direct instruction from teachers. On the contrary, proper guidance can give them a deeper understanding of knowledge.
Here are some tips to build a student-centered classroom:
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