Whenever you start learning a new language, use a professional qualified teacher. Why? Because you need your teacher to be responsible for the lesson plans and the sequence of lessons, and to give you detailed guidance on grammar, as well as working on your pronunciation.
A lesson plan is a teacher’s guide for what students need to learn, how it will be taught, and how learning will be measured.
Lesson plans help teachers be more effective in the classroom by providing a detailed outline to follow each lesson.
This ensures every minute of lesson time is spent teaching new concepts and having meaningful discussions — not figuring it out on the fly!
The most effective lesson plans have six key parts:
* Lesson Objectives
* Related Requirements
* Lesson Materials
* Lesson Procedure
* Assessment Method
* Lesson Reflection
Because each part of a lesson plan plays a role in the learning experience of your students, it’s important to approach them with a clear plan in mind.
An unqualified teacher does not have the training to prepare lesson plans.
Apart from lesson planning, unqualified teachers have not studied the method and practice of teaching (pedagogy).
Other requirements a trainee teacher must study are
- Teaching vocabulary
- Understanding grammar
- Teaching receptive skills: listening and reading
- Teaching Productive Skills: speaking and writing
- Teaching grammar
- Principles of teaching as a foreign language
- Materials and aids for teaching
- Using resources effectively when teaching a foreign language
I agree there are some excellent unqualified teachers. However, many of them have gaps in their knowledge. No one is born a good teacher. It takes hard work, study, dedication, and commitment to learn how to teach beginners.
A unqualified teacher may teach you wrong concepts which may become ingrained in you for life. He/she may also leave gaps in your learning which may take you a long time discover.
You need to begin your Somali language learning journey by mastering the fundamentals. Yes you will save money by working with an unqualified teacher. But how do you know if he/she can even teach you the fundamentals. The money you pay for lessons are an investment. And the best investment strategy as a beginner is to study with a professional qualified teacher.