This post is week 2 of 8 in the 8 Weeks of Summer Blog Challenge for educators.
I have to say that I love learning languages. And I owe this to my teachers and mentors. If you click on the words, you can find out more about them.
If you click here, you can get an idea how it is to learn a foreign language in Greece.
When I graduated from the University, my training to teach was almost nonexistant. Back then (since I consider myself a disanaur) there was no practical methodology or teaching practice at my school (stydying German lit. and language)
I started teaching with one single class, beginners and I was struggling to find ways to make my lessons more interesting. In the meantime I saw my colleagues who taught English practising songs and games and things that were never mentioned in my school. So I decided to do some training at the British council and learn new things about organising projects, games, chants and how to adust them in my German teaching. My teacher trainer, Olha Madyluswas so inspiring that I liked this so much and decided to study and be an EFL teacher as well.
Of course I didn't stop there.
I have never liked "the coursebook". I use it as a tool but I always try to find new ideas and things to do with my students.
I kept searching, I wrote on my blog, I read other blogs and articles, I met other educators, I participated in webinars, seminars, conventions, I still do.
I believe that most of all my nature and the fact that I am a curious person has led to me being the educator I am today. And when I am not happy with what I am and how I teach, I am sure that I will change it.
That's all for today.
Can't wait for the next one!