Learning from “Native” English speakers (for Intermediate/Advanced readers) Part 1 - Change Your Way of Thinking Let’s talk about an important and very common question: Is it necessary to learn English from teachers whose first language is English? In other words, is it better to learn English with a teacher who learned English as their “native” language? The simple answer is sometimes. Not yes, and not no. Sometimes. Sometimes it can help you. Sometimes it will not help you.