Why Choose NC?



100 % taught by native speakers

At New Cambridge all the teachers are native speakers: they come from the UK, Australia and North America.

Why do we choose native speakers to teach English?

There are a number of reasons why native-speaker English teachers are a better choice.

        1.  Language

  • • Native-speaker teachers have an inherent knowledge of what constitutes good language use. They know instinctively what is right and what is not quite right.
  • • Native-speaker teachers have natural pronunciation:

             - Intonation patterns are authentic
             - Word stress and sentence rhythm are accurate
             - Chunking, or grouping words together in a meaningful way, is appropriate. 

  • • Native-speaker teachers have a broad knowledge of idiomatic language use and how to use less common language items with precision and appropriacy.

When it comes to speaking, native-speakers provide a model for correct language use and pronunciation. In the context of IELTS examination preparation, exposure to a wide range of native-speaker accents and intonation patterns will better for Thai students for the Listening sub-test.

        2.  Culture

Effective communication does not take place solely through the medium of language. Culture plays an important role in getting your message over more completely. A thorough knowledge of the cultural aspects of the target language will assist with both examination preparation, as well as with the broader context of studying in an English-speaking environment.

  • • Native-speaker teachers provide an in-depth insight into different aspects of the target language culture. These aspects include: 

          - Body language conventions: facial expressions and use of the hands for gesturing, leading to more effective communication;
          - A knowledge of native-speaker sense of humour, which  is important to give Thai learners a better understanding of life in an ‘alien’ culture and helps them settle into life abroad more quickly and comfortably.

  • • Studying with native-speakers can help Thai students have a broader awareness of their own culture, seen through the eyes of a non-Thai. Such awareness will help broaden cultural perspectives and better prepare them for life overseas. It will also help develop a sense of critical analysis, an important skill for pursuing Masters courses in an English-speaking environment.

But being a native-speaker is not enough to make a good teacher.

While native-speakers can serve as role models for pronunciation and idiomatic language use, they need to have a broad knowledge of issues relating to English language teaching. Being able to speak naturally does not necessarily mean that a native-speaker can transfer those skills to the learners.

All New Cambridge teachers are highly qualified, both in academic and professional terms. In addition, they have extensive experience, especially in preparing learners for the IELTS examination.

These qualifications and experience help teachers to:

  • • Understand the difficulties facing Thai learners of English and identify areas in which Thai learners are likely to have difficulty;
  • • Focus on these areas of weakness and develop strategies and techniques to help Thai learners overcome them;
  • • Identify and present strategies for tackling each part of the IELTS examination to maximize learner potential.