My teaching approach
COMMENTS ON A PERSONAL
APPROACH TOWARDS PUPILS
pupil is different a deeper understanding of the nature of each is different.
The mental states and emotions of every student i. e. Timidity, local of self
confidence in the capacity to learn a different language or problems deriving
from diverse sources unknown must be taken into account and lead to an
educational philosophy that deals individually with each problem that arises, answering
the needs of each student. Speaking personally I am not a psychologist and have
not experienced, many problems of this nature with my students, but I imagine
the only antidote is a correct attitude in the classroom for each person, based
interlanguage or as one would call innate translation, in other words reverting
first to the native tongue, the unique remedy is practice of the second
language being learnt centering on receptive and productive skills, focussing
on the specific activities being
practiced as mentioned in the syllabus.
corrections they should only be given when necessary with an attitude of
optimism and tolerance varying in frequency with the level of the students. It
is important however to bear in mind the emphasis of learning is totally
dependent on the desire of the student to learn, not on the teacher.
word to add. An idiom “You can take a horse to water, but can´t make it drink”.
Every good teacher finds the right pace for the class, and the “rapport” to
suit his pupils.