Teach English in Huochezhanjie Jiedao - Wuwei Shi

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In this unit, I learned the basic qualities that Teachers and students should have. Teachers should be kind and patient. They should be caring about their students feeling and emotions, while also correcting and prompting the students. A teacher should be full of energy and engage and challenge the students. Most importantly a good teacher should know their subject very well, and put a lot of effort and focus into teaching. At the end of the day, it is the students who are the focus of all the teacher's efforts, and a teacher should always care more about the students well being, and learning progress than the teacher cares about him or herself. A teacher cannot make much progress without good students. Students should be motivated, they should be attentive, and ask questions whenever they don't understand. A good student needs to have a willingness to experiment with the language, and when he makes mistakes, he needs to accept correction without resistance. Adult learners and young learners face different challenges. Adult learners are usually very motivated, but they often struggle with experimenting with the language. Too often they try to fit their own language into the new language instead of just experimenting solely with the language they are studying. Also, adult learners don't want to lose face and are usually very nervous and worried about making mistakes. This creates a lot of tension for an adult learner which severely hinders the learning environment. It is the teacher's role to reduce this tension and create a calm and relaxing learning environment for the adult. Luckily young learners don't care as much about what others think about them. They don't experience nearly as much tension with language learning, but young learners often suffer from a lack of motivation. If the students are not attending the class by choice they made resent being forced to learn something that seems very unnatural to them. Also, young learners don't have as long as attention span and they don't have as much life experience so it may be particularly challenging for the teacher to connect with the young students, especially if the teacher does not understand the culture of the students well. It is very important for the teacher to understand the weaknesses of the students and the exact areas where the students need extra support. To do this a teacher must develop a keen sense of language level ability. There are two major ways to classify fluency. Either by letter or by title. These different levels are just tools to help understand at what stage a learner is and they are not a precise indication but just a general classification. A1 - Beginner A2 - Elementary B1 - Lower Intermediate B2 - Intermediate C1 - Upper Intermediate C2 - Advanced Within a classroom, a teacher will play different roles to ensure that the students experience a well-balanced and well-structured classroom learning environment. The teacher will have to be a manager. This may involve setting strict rules to maintain order. Also, the teacher will have to prompt and correct student's when they make mistakes, but at the same time, the teacher must maintain a good report with the students. Making rules and acting like a boss, and correcting the students may make the student's think you are being rude or inconsiderate. In order to have a good classroom environment, the teacher must earn trust and respect of the students. At the end of the day, the student's opinion of their education and learning matters more than the teachers because the teacher is their for the benifit of the students. A teacher should never care more about his teaching than he cares about his students. Great care must be taken in organizing the lessons. A teacher shouldn't lecture for too long and should turn the students loose to practice on their own for a bit. The teacher should observe the students progress either from reading their writing or from listening to their speech. It is very important that the teacher monitors the progress of every student and gives feedback and support to each student as is needed. A teacher can also join in with various learning activities and be a participant with the students. I think the most important role of a teacher is to be a model. Every sound, every gesture, every motion, and every facial expression and movement of the lips is observed by the students. The teacher is the only one with the expertise. The best way for the students to learn is by observing a good model.