I believe that students learn best when they feel welcomed and valued in the classroom. This is why I make it a point to really get to know all of my students and find out what their interests are in order to make the material relevant to their everyday lives. I also believe that every student learns differently, which is why differentiating the material is so important. Learning through movement, music, visuals, technology apps, and games gives students a chance to grasp concepts they might not have understood through traditional lecture & note-taking methods of teaching.
Learning a foreign language is essential in our globalized world. I want to make my students aware that language learning will help broaden their perspectives, open up their minds, and empower them to succeed as responsible citizens in our diverse society. I like to facilitate this by using authentic materials and cultural artifacts in order to teach students not only the language, but the culture of the countries where the target language is spoken, and help them make connections between the foreign cultures and their own culture and become better global citizens.