Tutor profile: Nathalie Z.
Is Portuguese the same as Spanish? If I learn one romance language will I know them all?
I am currently a Spanish student in Spain and can tell you one thing: no! All four of the beautiful romance languages are different and unique to their own idiosyncrasies. Cadence, intonation, pronunciation and word meaning. What I have learned is that where one romance language may have a very similar word to another romance language, their meanings could be completely different.
Subject: English as a Second Language
When do I know that I have mastered English?
Any and all languages are alive and breathing things. Languages evolve every single day with idioms, slang and street speak as well. Learning the written side of a language is completely different than learning the spoken side. One will never "master" a language completely as the beauty of language is that it evolves and changes over time.
What is the role of a Teacher in Education?
The role of a teacher is to communicate the 4 Cs, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creative thinking. Teachers are not only teaching a topic, but all the things that encompass that topic. For example in teaching English, we end up teaching history of the language, culture of countries where that language is spoken, idioms and why those idioms came to be, customs and much, much more.
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