Bachelor of Arts degree completed (English)
Bachelor of Arts in English Studies (Graduate Coursework)
Master of Arts in English (Master's)
Teaching makes my life meaningful, useful, and fulfilling. It is meaningful because it offers me my worth and significance to people-- who need and believe in me, that in return, I impart my knowledge to them through teaching English. English is a second universal language spoken by almost all people in the world. It is used as the Lingua franca for two people from different countries, who don't speak the same language like the Japanese and Koreans. They visit the country where majority of people speak English. In the Philippines, there are lots of Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese and other nationals from all over the world who don't speak English, but study the language for their own reasons. They choose ESL schools with teachers who are articulate, educated, skillful and experienced in teaching the subject. I have been one of them.
I taught grammar, writing, reading, technical writing and speech for nine years in classrooms to college students from all walks of life in two universities in different time. I also taught English as a Second Language to Koreans, Japanese---professionals, businessmen and Vietnamese priests for almost three years.
I would like to share with you (students) my experiences in teaching English and my education why students, other teachers, schools and private schools, trusted and believed my capability to teach English. I graduated with a bachelor of arts in English from one of the famous universities in our place, but thought that my knowledge in English wasn't sufficient, so I studied for a master of arts in English and finished it in October 2003. I had a training in literacy volunteer too which I received a certificate and experienced teaching in reading, writing to 30-year old American man and 42-year old Indian woman. Hopefully, I will enroll master's in English as A Second Language in Cortland University next year.
A good, responsible and dedicated teacher should model her/his students in displaying the importance of education by educating himself/herself. He/she must share with his or her learners that human beings must continue studying and acquiring knowledge and never be contented with what they have now. That is why, I am motivated to advance my career by studying more because I know that my students are dependent on me. We all know that the English language is not easy.
Learning English is hard, but it can be fun! Teachers who have profound knowledge of the subject, experience and skills, use instructional tools to make learning easier for both the students and the teacher. There are activities like assessing student's knowledge in English through writing a simple and short paragraph. This can be a start and a way of finding out the learner's weaknesses in the subject; it is the teacher's duty to follow up student's progress by giving set of activities, i.e. tests---spelling, writing sentences, reading comprehension, listening, and vocabulary building. The teacher can give a sample paragraph too for the student to read, understand and gain some new words, then use these into sentences. There are lots of things to do in English. And I think one hour is not enough. Time runs fast when both the student and teacher are having fun. This is the wonder of studying and learning English---the student learns while enjoying the lessons, then apply this learning in life.
Teaching English is a student-centered learning. The lessons are well planned and organized by the teacher for the benefit of his or her student. Each lesson comprises listening, speaking, reading and writing in one session (one hour).
A teacher must possess five qualities in teaching. He/she is patient, kind, creative, flexible and responsible. Teaching makes my life meaningful, useful, and fulfilling. It is meaningful because it offers me my worth and significance to people-- who need and believe in me, that in return, I impart my knowledge to them through teaching English. English is a second universal language spoken by almost all people in the world. It is used as the Lingua franca
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I was an English Teacher to College students in two universities for nine years. I taught Technical Writing, Paragraph Writing, Grammar, Spelling, Speech and Literature. As a teacher, I utilized all my time in classroom with my students. I had to be sure that everyone learned the lesson well before ending the class and introducing another topic/lesson.
I utilized my time on weekends (Saturday/Sunday) at home checking students' paragraphs---grammar, syntax, vocabulary, spelling and four elements of paragraph when I taught English to college students for nine years. I had four or five sections/classes. Each section had 55 students, which took me two hours each (section) to check the papers.
Dedicated teacher/s spent his/her/their quality time even life for their students to learn. It was hard, but fulfilling.