It´s my pleasure to give my opinion, when asked. Glad that you liked, perhaps it´s
a case of great minds think alike...
And my duty to point that abroad, in academical places they are already keeping an
eye on the student that act "smart ass"; ESLs as you can see are in their book and I can´t turn a blind eye on that.
Getting their students to talk and express themselves, is among others ways, a good time to assess the student learning and know how they will apply learning.
From my experience, three demographic groups seek out my services: the English-as-second-language student; the hopelessly deficient student; and the lazy rich kid.
While the deficient student will generally not know how to ask for what he wants until he doesn't get it, the lazy rich student will know exactly what he wants. He is poised for a life of paying others and telling them what to do. Indeed, he is acquiring all the skills he needs to stay on top.
As for the first two types of students—the ESL and the hopelessly deficient—colleges are utterly failing them. Students who come to American universities from other countries find that their efforts to learn a new language are confounded not only by cultural difficulties but also by the pressures of grading. The focus on evaluation rather than education means that those who haven't mastered English must do so quickly or suffer the consequences. My service provides a particularly quick way to "master" English. And those who are hopelessly deficient—a euphemism, I admit—struggle with communication in general.