Experienced Spanish, and Portuguese Teacher


Teacher name: Aline Letícia

I am used with the communicative language teaching. I teach through audiolingual method many times, I believe that if we mix both methods we can achieve our goal of good language acquisition by making students interact and communicate like if they were in a real context of communication, for instance, a job interview, lecture, or a simple dialog.
It is important that we use authentic material and pay attention to students probable mistakes.
If theachers make sure students are learning, s/he can elaborate a conversation based on recent news.
Being a good teacher can be the most rewarding and exciting job in the world, however it demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum, and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques.
In order to be a good teacher we have to practice day by day not forgetting to have lesson plans that give students a clear idea of what they will be learning, what the assignments are and what the grading policy is. Assignments have learning goals and give students ample opportunity to practice new skills. The teacher is consistent in grading and returns work in a timely manner.
Effective teachers use facts as a starting point, not an end point; we ask “why” questions, look at all sides and encourage students to predict what will happen next. We ask questions frequently to make sure students are following along. They try to engage the whole class, and we don’t allow a few students to dominate the class. We keep students motivated with varied, lively approaches and we are always highly accessible.