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Meet Vumilia, part of our Swahili teachers team!
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    Vumilia
    Age: 27
    Language: Swahili
    Years of experience: 2

    “I am so proud to work with Listen & Learn. I hope that anyone who wants to learn and speak another language, wherever you are, does not hesitate to study with Listen & Learn. You will not regret your decision; it is truly worthwhile”

Listen & Learn: Good morning, Vumilia! Please can you tell us what led you to choose a career in teaching?
Vumilia: Hello, I am Vumilia. I am from Tanzania, and I teach because I enjoy sharing knowledge with others. Being a teacher gives me the broad opportunity to learn new things from others, while they learn from me, as well.

Listen & Learn: That’s wonderful! There’s nothing like sharing knowledge with others. Can you tell us which language you teach? What are your qualifications and experience?
Vumilia: I have a bachelor’s degree in education. After graduating, I taught at a teachers’ college, and then I taught Swahili as a foreign language in the United States as part of a Fulbright exchange program. While teaching university students, I enrolled in the courses and workshops to develop my teaching competencies further. These courses taught me new methods and strategies to use when teaching a foreign language to non- native speakers, and how to make students active participants in the learning process while applying different strategies to help students meet their objectives.

Listen & Learn: So, you’ve taught all over then. What attracted you to Listen & Learn? What do you like about working with us?
Vumilia: After completing my exchange program, I wanted to try teaching online, which is how I found Listen & Learn. But the thing that made me want to teach with the company is the professional and very supportive staff that work very hard to every client’s needs are being met, and that they are always working towards achieving their language goals. Further, I love how responsive the team is when a trainer needs help and support. There is a real flexible mentality to teaching and learning, plus the company always pays teachers on time and provides the best learning and teaching materials.

Listen & Learn: Can you think of a particularly memorable moment from your time with Listen & Learn?
Vumilia: Nothing specific, I’m afraid. All my time teaching with Listen & learn has been memorable and enjoyable because I am constantly meeting students who love learning and working with a professional and supportive administration.

Listen & Learn: You say you like meeting students who love learning. Can you elaborate on that? What do you like your students to bring to your courses?
Vumilia: I like my students to have expectations. I want them to know what they want to achieve during the course. This makes it easier for me to track their progress and to focus the materials on areas that interest them.

Listen & Learn: And what expectations should they have of you, their teacher?
Vumilia: As their teacher, students should expect to use the best materials that meet their needs, reliable lessons, and constant support. They should also expect that I will help them to achieve all their learning objectives by the end of the course, and that I will make the lessons fun.

Listen & Learn: Those sound like great reasons to enroll in one of your courses. Why else should students study languages with Listen & Learn?
Vumilia: Listen & Learn is a flexible platform that helps students to learn at their convenience, while enjoying strong support and professionalism from the administrative team. I am so proud to work with Listen & Learn. I hope that anyone who wants to learn and speak another language, wherever you are, does not hesitate to study with Listen & Learn. You will not regret your decision; it is truly worthwhile.

Listen & Learn: Thank you so much for saying so, Vumilia! Finally, what is a fun Swahili expression that you think everyone should know?
Vumilia: This will come as no surprise, but love the expression used in The Lion King movie, “Hakuna Matata.”