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”?

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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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