Teaching children is infinitely more enjoyable than teaching adults. We get to sing, dance, play games and do arts and crafts.
My name is Ali and I’m an English teacher. I come from a long line of teachers — my grandfather and both parents are teachers — and teaching English felt like a natural step forward after graduating university with a BA in English Literature. I’ve been teaching for almost 10 years. Having taught primarily adults for the first 8 years of my career, I’ve decided to try teaching children. In hindsight, I can see now that it was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
Teaching children is infinitely more enjoyable than teaching adults. We get to sing, dance, play games and do arts and crafts. I also find it much easier to teach a child from scratch than to teach an adult who’s been taught wrong. Needless to say, the chances of success are much higher with the former. These are but a few of the many reasons why teaching children is probably the most rewarding job there is.
I’m not a disciplinarian. I believe that children can only be won over by kindness and understanding. They cannot be coerced or shamed into learning anything. I’m a proponent of ‘language immersion’ and cumulative subconscious acquisition. I believe that too much instruction doesn’t always translate into learning. I’m not a fan of memorization, dictation, translation, or even