1. Why did you choose to work at CIP?
– Working in a reputed ESL school like CIP is a great privilege. Becoming a teacher here ate CIP gives me the opportunity to share my communication, creativity, and motivational skills I have honed over the years by teaching students in a wide range of ages, levels, and situations.
2. What do you do to improve your students’ English skill?
– To be able to help my students improve their English skill, I try to understand their individual needs by assessing their current English level and educational background. By doing so, I can prepare individualized lesson plans that are focusing on each student’s functional English level in 4 areas (speaking, listening, reading, writing). By zeroing in on my students’ individual needs, I am able to help them improve their English skill.
3. What subject do you like teaching the most? Why?
– I prefer teaching Speaking and Writing because they are known to be the most productive skills in 4 areas of English. Unlike reading and listening, speaking and writing enable students to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions. In addition, these two subjects can stimulate students’ imagination and creativity.
4. What do you do to improve or maintain your good English skill?
– Should I come across with words I am not familiar with while reading, I take some time looking them up in a dictionary. I also incorporate my interest with learning English by doing a movie marathon and listening to music.
5. What advice could you give to students to improve their English skill fast?
– In my opinion, there are no time saving methods of improving one’s English skill. Students, however, can attain maximum growth by setting realistic goals, reviewing lessons regularly, joining small group conversations. Also, students can improve their English skill through indirect language acquisition by watching movies, listening to music, reading books and novels, and conversing with foreign friends.