I usually do not need to be authoritative, but my students ( I am teaching German language) are young adults. With teenagers I guess the situation would be different. I like the idea of the teacher being a mentor, someone sympathetic but at the same time demanding.
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What do I Need to Keep in Mind When Teaching Speaking Skills in Children’s English Language Classes (Young Learners)?
Listening Skills Develop Before Speaking Skills
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