Step #1. Choose the best teacher, not the best company. Many business professionals and businesses hire a Language School or company without even asking about the teachers or their qualifications. This is a big mistake. The teacher should be purposefully matched to the student(s). Meet the teacher before you say “Yes”.
Step #2. Choose a teacher who pushes you to become an Independent Learner and will throw away the textbook when needed. A good teacher will not rely on a textbook to guide your learning. They should allow you to direct your own learning based on your needs. A good teacher will create a syllabus designed specifically for your needs to help you achieve your goals. They will not follow a cookie cutter method that does not interest you. What method does your teacher use?
Step #3. Choose a Teacher with a solid BUSINESS background. Example – If you are a business professional, and you need help with your conversation skills, conference calls, your phone etiquette, your business writing, and giving presentations. It would be a good idea to choose a teacher who has experience teaching in these areas.