I tend to favor the student- centered approach to teaching. Encouraging and fostering learning with as much student activity as possible.
Bearing in mind the individual needs of students while keeping them integrated in the group exercise, and having fun while getting the job done.
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.