Might not know the language rules as well as the teacher who has studied
Because native teachers have never taken a language class for their language and they know it instinctively, they might not know the actual grammar rules.
Good teachers should study and make sure they understand the rules before teaching their students, but sometimes native teachers just rely on their own “native-ness.”
At My Open Passport Language School, we ensure that all our teachers have years of experience as well as the proper training and certification.
Can speak incorrectly (slang, says grammar wrong)
Since native teachers speak their language normally with friends and family, they might instinctively speak incorrectly in terms of slang or other grammar mistakes.
For example, in English, natives are now saying “I’m gonna” rather than “I am going to.”
As a student, hearing these mistakes can confuse you and lead you to make the same mistakes.
Might not understand the struggle of learning a language
Further, native speaking teachers might not have studied another language ever. So they woudn’t understand the struggle of learning a second or third language.
At My Open Passport Language School, we make sure that teachers have studied another language or have spent time around other languages so they can be more supportive to their teachers.