I have been at Shafston for my whole career in ESL. During that time, I have taught General English, Cambridge and IELTS. I developed most of the course presently taught in IELTS, including supplementary weekly booklets and writing & speaking reference materials.
“Would I like being taught that and in that way?” If the answer’s no, I really do go to an awful lot of trouble sourcing, tailoring, designing and thinking of how to best present teaching materials, which are both relevant and engaging to my students. In fact, I’ve been known to stress over this a little too much at times. But after all, you’re only as good as your last lesson, in your students’ eyes that is.