MY PHILOSOPHY OF TEACHING
As for me, Teaching is an activity, a profession that requires a commitmentto human relationships, an understanding of the human condition and a deepknowledge of a particular subject. Teaching is an intense form of communication in which knowledge, understanding and attitudes areconveyed from teacher to student
Teaching is also a humanitarian activity.Teaching should involve commitment to the personal growth of eachstudent. A teacher should help his (her) students develop into scholars. Theyshould become problem solvers. They should use their knowledge to analyzethe world around them and so achieve results in diverse environments.I know all my students by name. I speak with them outside class; some of them become good friends. College students are adults. My relationship withthem should display respect and courtesy. I expect students to act professionally in class, participating in the class lectures and classdiscussion. Occasionally, as young professionals or "pre-professionals", theymay need some coaching on the characteristics of professional, responsible behavior, but that coaching should be done carefully, with sensitivity andrespect.
MY PHILOSOPHY OF ENGLISH TEACHING
I would like to have a very frank beginning in this important regard. Theobjective of a student who attends English class is to learn to speak toEnglish fluently primarily rather than some other secondary purpose suchlearning a poem, drama, novel etc., When it comes to teaching English tospeak, an English teacher has lots of responsibilities. Although it isimportant for students to learn the grammar of the target language (TL), it isequally, if not more, important for them to know how to use words and phrases to produce a meaningful whole, how to use the language in thesocial context, and how to use coping strategies in unfamiliar contexts. I canhelp students achieve communicative competence by providing them withopportunities for communicative events that focus on meaning instead of form. This is what I have experienced in my observation with foreignchildren (native speakers):
Before they go to school, they learn to speak fluent English. This is because of ‘Cluster Learning’. This is how I would put about my wayof teaching English. ‘Cluster Learning’ goes like ‘givvittume’ (oneword) for a foreign child and ‘give it to me’ (four divisions) non-