I am a qualified teacher that loves innovation and new methodologies. Currently, I am working as a language assistant in London where I am learning how to implement new techniques, activities and games. In short, a new whole approach to teaching that has enriched my profile as a teacher. I have learnt how the British system works and the importance of preparing appropriately the external exams such as GCSE or A-Levels. Among my duties, I am responsible for planning and delivery lessons every week as well as the design and correction of exams. Likewise, I have been preparing students for the GCSE and A level exams analising their weak spots and designing activities to help them improve. I am truly enjoying the experience since I have grown as a teacher learning how dynamic lessons and connecting with students help their learning process. The fact that I am out going and thanks to my adaptation skills, I have been able to adjust to a new education system as well as to establish a good teacher- student relationship taking into account the different cultural background of the students and making the most of it. I love sharing my enthusiasm for new cultures and helping people discover other cultures. Apart from this year experience, since 2009, I have been doing private tutoring and I feel that language and culture should go together. In addition, it is usually a fun and a dynamic methodology that engages students what has worked for me. Motivated students tend to work harder and have a much faster development. Getting to know your students and incorporating their interest into their lesson makes learning a language easier and students enjoy themselves while learning. I am really in favour of a student-centered pedagogy that prioritizes the students’ needs and learning process.
I surely understand the needs and rhythm of each student. The students must participate from the first second in the class. I do use differents method or approaches to make them easy to learn.
I prepare for every single class the lesson plan. This way I can organize the aims, possible problems, and give to the students a reason to believe everything they learn makes sense.
I have been teaching one to one with students who contacted me. I have done my practice in the Cervantes Institute based in London with classes of 6-8 students.
In my experience I have been using course books (Gente, Bitacora), but I prepare specific material depending on the level for extra activities.
Name of teacher: Giuseppe
I played the role of teacher in Italy, mainly repetitions for adults and young of the main subjects of study high school (Italian, mathematics, English, science, biology), and the subject of my degree (economics).
My teaching method tends to put the students at ease and is the result of my passion for teaching, also try to explain the arguments so that they can be understood by all, even if it means repeating many times the same argument in different ways. The teacher must be respected but at the same time should create the right symbiotic relationship with their students capturing their attention, just so the teaching is productive.
Students feel the commitment and dedication of the teacher and they get motivation.
My dream is just to further my studies and teach at the university contributing to the training of future generations.
certainly the passion for teaching, and in general for what you do, it makes the teacher appealing beyond the teaching method, which certainly should not be underestimated. I am a good teacher because they are motivated and because teaching is my dream, also having been a student I can understand their problems and immerse myself in them. Another important component to be a good teacher is the patience and understanding, but at the same time the right amount of stiffness that will encourage students to give the best of themselves
Teacher name: ROSITA
I have started to give Italian lesson to foreign people in Rome (Bengali,Indian, Spanish,French and Arabic people).
My teaching style is based on students needs however, I think that any way the best method to teach a language for me is the inductive and spiral method.
I’ve learned this method by years of experience and then I’ve improved my skills making an Italian teaching training (CLTA) at “Italian cultural institute” in London which was a very interesting course about modern teaching methods and activities to do both in classes or one to one lessons.
Basically, the spiral method is a way to let people assimilate concepts and not just memorize rules. I do this, using real materials both writing,audio and video and after some first comprehension exercises , gradually, I proceed with grammatical analysis , assimilation of rules , discovery of vocabulary and final verification initially through supervised practice both oral and written and later with free practices.
Using the same materials in different lessons, is a good way for student to assimilate situation of every day life and, consequently, how to use the language.
In addition to this the use of some learning plays is important to keep high the interesting for the language, together with the use of some lectures, audio or video about Italian culture and what people love about Italy( food, cities, tradition) in order to let them know all Italy and not only the language.
Like this, even the assimilation of important grammar rules, happened unconsciously and in a totally inductive way.
My passion for different culture and the big feeling in my bones that I am Italian, that I love my country and my culture. I am very interested in languages both learning and teaching;of course, before I have started to learn Spanish, French, English, Arabic and a little bit of Hindi and at one point I’ve realised that I wanted to let know Italian culture to others. It is simple the passion that makes me a great teacher!