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“The company provides students with one-on-one training and practice that is essential to learning a language. Short of in-country immersion, I think this is the best method to learn a language!”
Listen & Learn: Hi, Anna! Let’s dive straight in, shall we? Can you tell me why you chose to become a teacher and which languages you teach?
Anna: Sure! I teach because I love to see students learn and grasp new concepts, and also, I love the variety that different classes provide. I teach German, English as a second language, and English writing and literature.
Listen & Learn: It’s great to have someone with such passion for languages teaching with us. What attracted you to teach with Listen and Learn, and why would you advise students to enroll with us?
Anna: Listen & Learn contacted me to teach a German class, and I am so glad you did! The company asks teachers to be flexible with our approach, so we can meet each client’s individual needs. I have greatly enjoyed adapting individual lessons to my students. The company provides students with one-on-one training and practice that is essential to learning a language. Short of in-country immersion, I think this is the best method to learn a language!
Listen & Learn: Do you have a favorite moment or experience from your time with Listen & Learn?
Anna: My most memorable teaching experience, so far, has been when my student answered questions about subjects versus direct objects perfectly. He had been struggling, so it was exciting to see that he’d mastered the material despite the difficulty! Otherwise, I always love seeing the progress that my students make. From retaining new vocabulary and concepts to achieving individual learning goals.
Listen & Learn: What can students expect from you as their teacher, and what do you hope for from them in return?
Anna: As their teacher, I vary activities to make learning fun and relevant to the student’s goals and interests. Also, I am committed to my students speaking the language as much as possible in class. In return, I expect my students to be dedicated to regular sessions, as well as doing some homework in between lessons. With this dedication, I know they will learn well.
Listen & Learn: Tell us a fun fact about German, before you go?
Anna: When one is speaking in the present tense, the verb always goes in the second position in the sentence, but everything else can move around. So, you have much more freedom to say sentences in ways not present in English. For example, you can say the equivalent of “to the store go I today.”