Improving My Teaching Practice As Well As Make The Students ' Learning Process More Pleasant And Individualized

1016 Words Nov 30th, 2015 5 Pages
The topics that I searched gave me interesting insights about ways to improve my teaching practice as well as make the students’ learning process more pleasant and individualized. As a result, I made some changes in the ways I teach. For instance, I included games in the classroom and most of the students, not only those selected for this study, enjoyed them. By doing so, I believe I made the language class more interesting and enjoyable. Another thing that I did differently as a teacher was to consider the personal background of the students and how it influences the learning of a new language. Justin comes from a small town where everybody speaks English and in his opinion it was not necessary to learn a second language. However, I occasionally spoke to him about my personal background and how in Italy students learn two languages starting from middle school. I explained that the purpose of studying languages was not just the one of speaking with native speakers of those languages. The further, and just as important, reason for studying languages was to gain knowledge and understanding about other countries as well as connect and appreciate communities that differ from our own. In doing so, Justin began to consider his background, his future and how studying Spanish may help him in his job. In his learning journals I noticed a great difference in his attitude toward foreign cultures and the Spanish language. John, the third student who I chose for this analysis, was…

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