I have a BS in Education Foreign Language and a BA in German. I prefer the TPR teaching method, and that students learn most from vocalizing in the target language. After student-teaching in the State College Area School District, I learned that I have a preference for the middle school age group, as they are more willing to take risks in learning than students in the latter stages of adolescence. Middle school age students are still open to playing games, which help them learn and have less fear of being embarrassed in front of their peers. I believe in the concept of a learning community, which requires rules, trust and mutual respect.
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