Donna — репетитор английского языка по Скайпу
Hello, my name is Donna. I’m I have had extensive experience, both in the United States and abroad, teaching ESL to non-native speakers and English to Americans in a variety of venues. For example, my students have been private, corporate and traditional such as at a college or language school. They have ranged from ages 4 to 76. I did administer CASAS before it became a requirement to be certified.
As an instructor, I see my role as a facilitator in a student centered class. For the most part, adult learners come highly motivated for a variety of reasons. They generally make choices to attend, and for some that comes with a financial and or personal cost. Most have relatively immediate goals, such as: survival, job enhancement, education and / or social interaction.
Adult students of ESL, usually have some idea of why they come to class. They are not “large children,” nor are children “small adults.” This group brings ambitions and intentions as well as expectations and real life experience that can and should be shared, as it tends to make the learning experience more relevant and practical.
Assessing the goals and objectives is necessary both for the students and the instructor. Meeting the criteria of the class content has to be one objective for the instructor, while keeping a class interesting and related to the learners should be another. Frequent measurement of progress also needs to be a factor. This helps to keep the learners and the instructor informed and it aids in student motivation as they see progress or the lack there of and can therefore make adjustments. It is also an asset if the teacher is able to be aware of multiple learning styles.
The use of authentic materials in addition to required texts can be valuable, since this gives the opportunity to deal with everyday ideas, thoughts and experiences. There is a wealth of free supplies available to a creative instructor. For example, community publications and newspapers give information about events, sales and locations, and they contain crossword puzzles that can be useful in vocabulary development. Often, supermarkets and transportation organizations provide maps and guides for orientation. I believe that it is mandatory for me to give students a meaningful learning experience and to incorporate what is practical and within reach to accomplish that mission.