"You would make a great teacher!", "You have a natural talent in teaching", "I'd pay you to teach me a language" these are the words of encouragement and endorsement that I've heard from others over the years. They got me thinking if I should pursue a teaching career even though I've never taught a legit class before but have only volunteered as a Cantonese tutor.
This September, I applied to be a NET (native English teacher) to teach Japanese adults vocabularies and listening skills for TOEIC. I didn't know what to expect at first. Will I be able to handle a class of this size? Will my student be able to understand my English? Will I have to make use of my limited Japanese knowledge?
Fast forward to now, my first class has graduated! It was very difficult at first, cus their level varies so much. I had to figure out everyone's vocab inventory, and adapt my ears to Japanized English. But the longer I interact with them, the easier and more nature it became. I began to learn more Japanese myself by correcting their translation homework and raise questions about Jpn-Eng differences.
Almost three years ago, I started learning Hiragana just so I don't have to rely on Romaji at karaoke. It turned into more than two years of dedicated self study on the language. Now I utilize Japanese as an auxiliary language in my class. Who would have guessed that it would come in handy now? A foreign language is a life saver at work!
The more I teach English, the more I realize how intricate this language is. And in the same sense, Japanese is also a difficult language to translate. Language, to me, is a way to connect with strangers. I hope my students can all see how language is not just an asset that helps you earn more money, but a tool to foster better understanding and a key to unlock the unknown worlds.
I believe most matters in the world are not arbitrary and have a story or explanation behind them. I simply cannot wait for teachers to quench my curiosity, I knew that I must direct myself to find out the truth instead of passively waiting for the answers. I really hope everyone will carry on that adventurous mindset and never stop learning.
#CREA students and staff sharing experiences that impacted their life through the years. This activity showed participants that we have all had positive/negative experiences that have made us stronger. #ESOL#ESL
When choosing the colors that would represent Cross Cultural ESL as a brand... my interests fell to the bright orange and symbolism of the Eastern Persimmon( think orange, apple, tomato mix) They have been used and cultivated for centuries by passing kings and Portuguese merchants. At Christmas and Harvest, they’re given as gifts of luck. In illness, as a treatment. Today, in China, it is “Hoar Frost Falls,” which usually happens on October 23 each year when the sun reaches thecelestial longitude of 210 degrees. Most areas along the Yellow River have frost falling. As the last solar term in autumn, temperature in many places reach 0 degree Celsius. The vapor in the air freezes on the ground in the form of tiny ice needles and hexagonal shapes. Good Luck this season, and stay well x. #toefl#crossculturalesl#yourtoefltutor#hoarfrostfalls#china#esl
One thing that many foreigners get surprised by in Korea is Food Delivery Service!👀
However, you may not know what kind of food delivery applications Koreans mostly use and how to use it.🤔
Fortunately, one of our teachers shares information on these😀
Please get into the link below for more details!😘
One of my favorite things about #hutchmoot2018 was the day I accidentally signed up for an improv workshop. I had so much fun and was inspired to incorporate it into my English class. So tonight we played one of the warmup games and Thursday we'll be attempting some guided improv. #esl#eslteacher
Adorable Halloween snacks! Anything to scary or far from the norm and most kids won’t even try it! These are simple and recognizable for kiddos! The vegan in me would fill them with peanut butter or sun butter! Check out @lajollamom for the recipe!
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"INPUT 보다 INTAKE"
"듣고 읽으면 말하고 쓰자"
It's Wednesday English Grammar Day! Here are a few words you can use instead of using the word VERY. There's actually nothing wrong with using "very" to emphasize an adjective but it's still better for English learners to expand their vocabularies.
Have an amazing Wednesday!
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"Quem não ouve a melodia, acha maluco quem dança." Essas turmas de 9° ano me ensinaram um tanto de coisa: que brincar de desfile dentro da sala de aula pode se tornar mega produção com gelo seco e tudo (2016), que comemoração boa do dia das mães é fazendo dezenas de cartões de próprio punho pras mãezonas do gacc (2017), que pesquisar e compartilhar informações sobre visão e audição pode ser uma festa (agorinha). Veio a calhar de eu ficar monitorando esse povo que já nasceu sabendo brilhar.
Valeu 9° ano B.
O ano letivo tá quase encerrando e eu já estou serião com saudades antecipadas de gente que eu vi literalmente crescer. Tantas vezes me senti absolutamente feliz junto com vcs, meninas e meninos. Ceis são generosos, inteligentes, parceiros... Valeu MESMO a caminhada.
Contem comigo sempre (caiu um olho no meu cisco). #proudteacher#esl
Melhores modelos na passarela 😍
Turminhas de 7° ano se divertindo com o inglês no pré-feriado. Demorei, mas postei kkkkkk
Larissa (Ciências) somando sempre com muito carinho - gratidão!
Valeu, coordenação super parceira: a passarela ficou muito supimpa. A gurizada amou!