Yesterday, I really had a pretty tough time. I started my new job as an English trainer. There were twenty five students, to be precise. Though I enjoyed my part well, they were not ready to open their mouth. In my place ( Kerala, situated at the southern tip of India), the people were quite good in English. They could understand and write English well. But they always found it difficult to speak.
Most of them had their own inhibitions. They were always conscious and were very much worried that they would make mistakes. Mother Tongue Influence was another issue.Hence, they always kept mum.
The place where I was working now was not an institution that taught English. They were mostly concentrating on IT. I should say that IT was their prime arena.
Despite having great deal of technical knowledge, the students did not come out in flying colors in the interview due to the reason that they could not speak the language.
So I should make them speak some how. I really think it's going to be a great challenge.