My approach to language teaching is inspired by Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) methods, and I believe that significant language learning happens through real, authentic, and meaningful interactions and experiences. I use a variety of activities such as dialogues, information gaps, and games to facilitate active learning and keep things fun. I am energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate about teaching, learning, and all things Swedish.
From the first day of class, I focus on building community and trust in the classroom. I think it is vital for students to feel comfortable taking risks and making mistakes as they develop their language skills. I recognize and appreciate the diversity of learners that exists in every classroom. I turn to Universal Design for Learning guidelines to help create curriculum and to diversify how I present material. I use scaffolding techniques to combine the introduction of new learning with students’ prior knowledge.
I work to make lessons uniquely changing and adequately challenging, according to students’ needs and learning objectives. I constantly evaluate and assess student learning, informally and formally, in order to adapt my teaching. Above all, I maintain positive expectations for all students. Students in my classroom are fully aware of my passion for teaching, as well as my enthusiasm for their success.