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I thought being a EFL teacher in Taiwan would be a good chance to make English teaching more appealing to the language learners. But the result turns out to be a pie in the sky. Basically, most students here tend to rely on what the instructor make them do in class rather than creating their new way of learning English as a second language. Students tend to ask for rewards playing games and doing activity. They expect to have fun during the class period and that was natural. But too much games will really spoil a language learner and devaluate the teaching goals. The business itself has pressure on improving the students scores as well, mostly from the parents.
So as an instructor, I have to keep reminding myself not to forget those extra bonus minutes that can make students practicing their testing skills. After all it is still a place to cram the students with a better grades in favor of their parents need.