Second Language Specialist
Teachers must continually ask for student feedback and allow students to make choices about classroom activities, the direction of the class, and integrate their personal goals into the course syllabi.
The classroom should be seen as a greater extension of the language world and real life language learning activities and strategies must daily be incorporated to make the language relevant and interesting to students’ lives.
My goal as an educator is for my students to develop a language awareness that they will be able to use not only inside the classroom, but they will be given the tools to help them construct meaning whenever they are using their new language.
In order to be most effective, teachers must consistently engage in reflection, of their own practices and of their past language learning experiences.
You can see the full text of my teaching statement here.