My teaching philosophy starts with the underlying concepts that support language use and learning: sounds, letters, description of the language system, etc. We work through the most important pieces of a language, with the dual goal of communicative ability and an understanding of the guidelines that govern standard usage.
Through comparing and contrasting students’ native language with the language they’re learning, differences and similarities are understood more clearly and more concisely, giving students the ability to learn a new language from the ground up in a thorough manner.
These classes improve communication in the target language, but also go beyond this. Students gain an appreciation for second-language learners in their community, and also begin to see the world from a different perspective.