Mila is a great intelligent teacher, who completely focuses on quality and quantity of education she gives and then about the last one to be enjoyable.
I. IPA was the first thing she taught, because it’s impossible
to use a dictionary and check pronunciation without that. It's difficult to overestimate importance of Mila’s IPA warm up .
II) Then Mila taught me a lot of grammar. Grammar is my weak point and I raised up two my hands for
improving my grammar e.g. Present Perfect-vs-Past Simple, Questions, Passive Voice, Sequence of Tenses and etc.
III) At our classes Mila taught me reading and writing : those were the tasks for working with documents
and practicing in skimming, scanning and extensive reading, which helped me to approach the highest level in reading skill .
IV) I think Mila’s system in working with newspaper articles was really
interesting and equally useful for me.
V) As for speaking : it was great to speak in English using all the learnt phrases, collocations and phrasal verbs. And the task to explain in English some idioms or slang phrases
was difficult but challenging and never boring for me.🙂
In my homeland( I am from Russia) we have our five scale system to
show the learning outcomes, and I would give Mila 5+ for prominent results. She is really an outstanding teacher.
Igor Pribytkov Australia12/6/14