My zouk teacher made an interesting comment last week when a few of the class stopped dancing half-way through a song.
Usually we wait for him to direct the class and say what the next move or next steps will be.
This time was different. He turned around and saw that we were waiting for him. Instead he said: “Don’t always wait for the teacher for you to know the next step.”
I liked what he said straight away. Let’s say I forget to give you some homework this week. Well, you shouldn’t need your teacher here to tell you what to do.
Learning a language is a bit like learning a dance: ultimately it’s up to you to move in the direction you want, to enjoy the journey of learning, and to take responsibility for the steps you take along the way.