The classroom is not the matrix

I read all these articles and posts about how the classroom is not an authentic place and I can’t help thinking that my students, as secondary school pupils spend about seven hours a day in a classroom, you can’t get much more real than that, can you?

Even for adults at evening classes or taking lessons within their company, surely their English class is a real part of their day or week.

Why do we suggest these moments lack authenticity? If you go jogging once a week, it is still an authentic moment, so why do we act as if English lessons occur within the Matrix and need something extra to make them “real”?


About fabenglishteacher

I've been teaching English for a few years now and this blog is part of my never-ending quest to make learning English more fun, and easier for my students.
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