Using First Language In the Classroom

Using First Language in the Classroom
When I was first thinking of advertising my services as a young one-to-one teacher I decided to read some advertisements by my colleagues to see how it was supposed to be done. I remember vividly one advertisement of a very impressively dressed lady. It said “I don’t use any Russian in the class. You won’t hear a single Russian word from me”. Wow, I thought sadly, she is so cool, and here I am, still using some Russian almost in every lesson, even though I know from my CELTA training . . .

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