For one, I have gained a greater respect for the complexity of the english
language. I use english
every day, but until I studied language in another country, I never really thought about how difficult it would be to study. This former thought was blown out of the water by this course. To teach english
, I, in effect, had to learn english
again during the course of this certification
work. I know how to use english
, but until now, I never thought this deeply about how the language is really constructed or how pivotal a few mistakes can be. I never thought about what exactly a teacher
would need to know.
curriculum has done a really good job of thinking of just about everything. I have gained a greater respect for the profession of teaching, and I will forever be grateful to the teacher
s that I had for helping me learn more about the world.
I am planning to teach english
, and although some of these activities will not work in some of the really large classes, I have learned about the versatility of activities and how they can be used in the classroom. I have also learned about some 'contingency plans' if something in class does not work.
More than anything else, I have learned just how much a teacher
has to know and has to keep in mind while teaching. When I was in school, a teacher
was just someone who stood up in front of the class and talked for a while and assigned us homework, but now I have a much different view. From doing lesson plans to deciding on course materials
to planning activities to being a role model and a mentor, teacher
s have a lot more on their mind than I thought they did when I was in high school.