What does it mean to be a language teaching professional? This section encourages you to consider the role of ongoing growth in your professional career. It also provides guidance on tools and practices that can support you as you deepen your understanding and build new skills as a teacher.
To adopt a learner-centered approach to teaching, you need to think about what you do in the classroom and how and why you do it. Reflective practice allows you to consider these questions in a disciplined way.
Reflective practice is aided by the use of a professional portfolio. Your portfolio can demonstrate the evolution of your teaching philosophy and the ways you apply that philosophy in the classroom.
These ten guidelines will help you make communicative language teaching and learner-centered instruction part of your own instructional approach.
Here are eight things to do as a course or semester begins to help yourself have a rewarding and enjoyable teaching experience.