Tutor profile: Gabriele S.
Subject: English as a Second Language
What is the best tool to use when learning English as a second Language?
Your best tool is the English speakers that are waiting and most likely very willing, to help you on your language journey. Yes, of course lessons are important as they give you the basis of communication, but using your new knowledge, no matter how little, is the most important step to become a speaker of English or any new language.
How can learning English be exciting?
English has many nuances - in spelling, grammar, usage - that can lead people to become bored by the minutia. I would counter that with the endless possibilities that good English offers. There are so many wonderful words and ways to arrange and say or write them. You can create peace or wreak havoc with the mere addition of a punctuation symbol.
What does a successful educator instill in her students?
A successful educator teaches with enthusiasm and purpose. Regardless of the age of the student, that student needs to be able to make connections to what they are learning AND what they are experiencing outside of learning. An educator must be able to find a way to make lessons meaningful to the student, which in turn ignites interest and purposeful questioning.
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