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Is it ok for teachers to solicit new customers by sending strangers personal messages?

This happens very rarely to me, but I just wanted to know what others' opinions were. Imo, it crosses the line, and I find it a little intrusive. Not a big deal, but I'm still curious what you all think. 

12 de jul de 2016 4:50
Comments · 4

It has happened a few times to me for my target language. For that culture, personal intrusion is not considered as crossing the line. 

I don't consider it as a big deal though I would rather not receive them.

12 de Julio de 2016

I think teachers sending such personal messages and especially those answering requests for a language exchange are not doing themselves a favor as students will only get annoyed and be less likely to select them. Otherwise, I don't mind much, I receive lots of uninteresting messages anyway and my contact here is public. Interestingly, I've never received such a message for the language I am learning, but I have for other languages that I'm not learning.

12 de Julio de 2016

I think it is a bit overboard... On the same note, I've yet to have any students. 

I don't believe that it is the correct way to go about things. However, I do see why others might. I would not advocate it, at all. With that said, I do not recall seeing any rules against it...

Do you think we should have one?

12 de Julio de 2016

No comment but I will investigate their CV again to check if they are suitable for my learning.

12 de Julio de 2016
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino (Tagalog), French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai
Learning Language
Filipino (Tagalog)