I've been an English teacher in Europe for 30 years. I love teaching and don't teach by a book. I make a lot of materials for my students. I use short films, board games, music, poetry, work with holidays and take pictures of my pupils to use in teaching materials. I also believe that writing should be started at a young age. My young learners wrote their first essay - which was only 5 lines long - but a good start. By the time they are teens, they are super good at writing! Learning should be fun!