Indiana University- Indianapolis (IUPUI)
I started teaching in 2007 to Burmese refugees resettling in Indianapolis, IN. I was working for Saraga International Grocery at the time as a cashier. The company was aware that I was interested in teaching English. Years later in 2012, Saraga asked if I was still interested in teaching English and thought it would be a good idea to start teaching English to the employees of the company. I created the curriculum and it is still successful today. The students are from diverse cultures, have different learning styles, and are at different language levels.
I am currently employed at a hotel in Indianapolis. Since the classes at Saraga are much needed, a co-worker and I decided to try ESL classes at the hotel for employees who would like to attend. Here we created our own curriculum as well. The students are very excited about these classes and the opportunity has opened them up to speaking English more without knowing the language fluently.
Through all of these experiences with different cultures and language levels, the main concept that all of these students needed to grasp is confidence and a chance to practice. This is what has contributed to the success of all these students and hope that future students view the language learning process in the same way.
I started teaching in 2007 to Burmese refugees resettling in Indianapolis, IN. I was working for Saraga International Grocery at the time as a cashier. The company was aware that I was interested in teaching English. Years later in 2012, Saraga asked if I was still interested in teaching
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I have over two years' experience in teaching ESL/ESOL. I currently have five different classes. I also conduct one on one sessions with students. All students come from diverse backgrounds and different learning levels.