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  • Associate Instructor, World Languages and Cultures

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in the power of communicative and student-centered teaching methods to foster language proficiency and intercultural competence, as well as to build a sense of community within the classroom. I recognize that the affective filter, or the emotional barriers that students may experience while learning a new language, can impede their progress. Therefore, I strive to create a safe and inclusive learning environment that encourages risk-taking and fosters positive attitudes toward language learning. In addition, I believe that a pragmatic approach to language teaching, which focuses on practical and useful language skills, is essential to prepare students for real-world communication. Furthermore, I believe that equipping students with effective study skills is crucial to their success and long-term growth as language learners. Ultimately, my goal as an educator is to inspire a lifelong love for learning and to empower my students to use their language skills to make meaningful connections and engage with the global community.