YEAH I AGREE MOST OF WHAT YOU SAID.I VE BEEN TEACHING QUITE MANY CLASSES AND I MAY SAY IT DEPENDS ON TWO SIDES -THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS TO MAKE THE LEARNINGTIME INTERESTING.HOWEVER IT;S DEPEND MOST ON THE STUDENT'S FORCE OF LEARNING.IF THEY SET UP A GOAL OF GOING ABROAD STUDYING ,YOU WOULDN'T WASTE MUCH SALIVA.
I think that motivating students is not teachers' job , teacher only can show you right way.
In my academy where i study there's a lector who always is motivating students to study, but few
students study. I think that if you want really to get a knowledges then you don't need wait when somebody
will motivate you.
Briefly, I think adults should be self-motivated and children become interested in learning English due to a teacher.
Learning English is a rather difficult task for most adults. It easily might take two or three or even more years to become good at it. Personally I've met enough people who started learning English and then after some time stoped going to lessons and doing homework. Apart from time it requires a lot of efforts to archive results. It seems that only self-motivated students manage to get though this process. So I believe that in this case the only role of
a teacher is to use an effective methodology.
As for childern it's a completely different picture. Often they simply like playing and definetely aren't focused on their future career. So the process of education must be interesting and lessons must be entertaining. Therefore teachers are responsible for motivating and encouraging their young students.
I think everyone learns something if he/she is happy doing it. So I think the teacher is really important because in my opnion he's responsable for motivating the class, making the the student intersted on it.