From time to time I feel a great temptation to share my own learning and teaching experiences with other people. The way we learn something is critically important to the final outcome.
How do we learn languages? Normally, we memorize some basic words and phrases, then we learn some grammar rules and try to compose phrases using wrong words and making predictable mistakes since the interference from the native language is so strong. Why is it that after years of studies many still fail speaking fluently? Do they fail because they are stupid and lazy? Definitely not. At the very beginning of our lives we learnt our native languages perfectly well, so we are capable of learning languages. Probably, the way we acquire a new language is not the most efficient. Most likely, it is quite inefficient. We didn’t learn the native language as a sum of vocabulary and grammar rules. We never thought about the grammar at all, and yet we succeeded.
Welcome back to our weekly Teacher of the Week spotlight series:
This week we feature Victoria from France, who teaches an impressive 3 languages – French, Russian and English! Victoria has taught 35 students and completed 152 sessions with a perfect 5.0 professional lesson rating.
This week we feature English teacher, Yvonne Lee <— Click here to visit her italki profile.
Yvonne comes from the United Kingdom and is a professional online English teacher. She has an honours degree in Literature, holds a CELTA Certificate, and has taught an amazing 693 sessions on italki!
Here is a quick snapshot of her impressive italki teaching history.
Lesson Feedback Rating : 4.9
Sessions Taught: 693
Yvonne has also created a fantastic English lesson to demonstrate her teaching skills. Check it out below:
We’d like to thank Yvonne for being a part of our teacher community on italki, and look forward to more teachers of her calibre joining our site.
If you are studying English make sure to consider Yvonne.
*Teachers are selected based on activity, cleanliness of profile, and student satisfaction. Teachers must have video introductions to qualify. If you would like to nominate yourself or another teacher, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the 2nd Edition of our Teacher of the Week spotlight.
This week we’re highlighting teacher, Japanese Tutor <—- Click here to see his teacher profile.
He has completed 1352 sessions, with 127 students, and has a feedback rating of 5.0 for language lessons. Pretty impressive, no?
If you are learning Japanese (and can speak Japanese), check out his video introduction below! :)
*Teachers are selected based on activity, cleanliness of profile, and student satisfaction. In order to be eligible you must have a video introduction available. If you would like to nominate yourself or another teacher, email me at email@example.com