“Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”
– Chinese Proverb
“The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.”
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The above quotes are the crux of learning any language, but in particular, the English language. English presents a very unique challenge, but a worthwhile one for students around the world. It is the default language in which businesses of the world operate and allows for the possibility of personal and career expansion with its knowledge. It is not without its perils – it has lots of tricky and unique points and when you factor in colloquial, regional and cultural differences in language, the situation is further compounded.
I stand convinced that because of our pervasive entertainment industry, many people already have an understanding of the English language, but it is purely surface understanding – the bare basics. Often, written English is better than spoken, which is the case with most languages. My goal here is that, as I learn how to teach English, I can relay some very useful techniques to improve language in the following areas:
[li]Written Skills (informal & business writing)[/li]
Sure, there’s sites all over the place that have these kind of resources, but my goal is to do it in an approachable ‘real people’ format, not the high & mighty way of doing things. I have no reservations about using great resources out there that can supplement my efforts, so I’ll use them too!
Once my formal training is complete, I’ll be available for private tutoring as well. I’ll be sure to update this site on my progress & will open that possibility up as soon as it’s all finished.
Let’s get started!