Have you attempted TOEFL ever?
Yes, I did when I went in for graduate studies in the U.S. I scored a near perfect score:)
Anyone can write. We all write and read in school. What's the big deal about learning to write?
True anyone can. Writing is as unique as your personality. No two people are exactly alike; no two people write exactly the same. In today's knowledge-based online economy - if you are successful in honing your unique writing voice - you set yourself up to become an in-demand writer for a host of online content and social media management opportunities. The traditional 9-5 job as you know it is on the wane! Remember Opportunity = Luck + Preparedness
Why does English need to be taught? Isn't a language best mastered by listening or via conversation?
Absolutely!! I believe in engendering a love for the language in my students and I firmly believe that is done by a balanced combination of study and conversational practice.