Sunday, September 20, 2009
Being a good language teacher
Yesterday I made a video response to Steven Kaufman's video regarding being a good language teacher. I thought it was a great topic to talk about. Being a good language teacher takes a special kind of skill that one will have developed after gaining experience studying a language independantly. During this process one will be able to learn what it takes to effectively learn a language when motivated. This is something that can't be taught in school because they go about teaching foreign languages in a different way. The only way one can obtain this type of skill is through serious independant language study. I think this is why I'm able to teach a language to an individual effectively and at the same time, make them very motivated to learn the language. I never thought I would someday help, show others how to learn languages effectively; especially learning the language independantly. This is something anyone can do as long as they are doing it the right way.