Unfortunately, “can’t” “won’t” and “don’t” continue to be the most common words to resume the vision that most British have over language learning. The causes of this indifference are varied, but could be reduced to one: English is the universal lingua franca, and will remain like that for many years.
This brief article doesn´t pretend to analyze how we have reached to this situation, which caused it, or what the solutions are; that is another story and deserves to be told on another occasion. What I am looking to do is to share some of the lessons that I have learned through my six years as a teacher.
I trust and wish that some of them can motivate the lecturer and help him to transform his class into a more communicative, interactive, and above everything, fun and creative place.