Teaching is an occupation that allows me to learn from my students’ experience. I decided to teach English because it is a practical skill that will always be useful and something I enjoy. .
Engagement is my teaching philosophy. To engage all of my students to ensure they achieve their goals and increase their language abilities. However, just as important is to have fun and keep class interesting..
I first became interested in teaching while working a volunteer position tutoring recent Chinese immigrants in Seattle, after successive trips to the mainland. It was this interest that brought me to Taiwan and my first teaching opportunity 11 years ago. Since that time, I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing language and life experience with adult students of all ages and backgrounds. It has been my pleasure, these past years, to work with so many interesting and eager learners who have helped welcome me my home.
I believe a language classroom should be a place where students are encouraged to help themselves promote their own language skills through interactive vocabulary acquisition, contextual grammar focus and, most importantly, a fun, comfortable environment where students will feel at ease. It is my goal to make my classroom a place where every student will gain confidence and expand their skills building off their existing foundation.