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I teach English Language. English Language is a very important subject because it is the lingua franca in most countries of the world. While teaching the subject, I go beyond just making my students understand the content. I make sure there is a change in their behaviour due to experience I expose them to.
I create opportunities that make them responsible for their own learning.
Knowing my students by name, their personality traits and their different learning styles are my top priority.
Another teaching strategy, I adopt, is the use of games which is one of the most important ways to teach efficiently in a language class. Nothing is more fun than playing games.
The clear understanding of part of speech is an integral part of a student’s education. Nouns, Verbs and other sentence pieces lay the foundation for proper use of the English Language. Hence when teaching ‘Parts of Speech’ I move from simple to complexity. I start with the Nouns. Students are ordered to mention one another’s names. They could point and touch objects around them.
I move to verbs; I ask my students to carry out different actions, using a role play. They act as ‘Noun’ carrying out the actions – ‘Verb’. My next stage is to introduce the Adjective. Here I inform my students, “Adjectives are words that add colour to Nouns”. From this stage I move to the Adverbs. I describe Adverb “as how a person or something does the action” For the Prepositions, they are described as “where the action take place”. Pronouns on the other hand are taught as “words that replace nouns”. A Conjunction is however taught as “the rope that joins the word and phrase”, while an Interjection displays emotions.
As a teacher of English Language, I believe students are better writers when they have an understanding of grammar which cannot be isolated from reading and writing. Therefore I involve my students in extensive reading and writing.
At present, I lecture Key Skills. The subject is unique because it entails English for Academic purpose, ICT, Research & Communication Skills. It enhances my students’ essential Study Skills needed to cope well, academically in a Western University. As this subject does not have a strict curriculum, it gives me the opportunity to be creative and innovative in teaching.
Every day I put more and more effort to becoming an outstanding teacher indeed. The experience to which I expose my students inculcate in them an enviable change of behaviour.