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    Hi, I am an English teacher for basic level students in Taipei; however, being a non-native English speaker, I'm always eager to learn and grow through more exercises. Really appreciate if anyone can give suggestions on the paragraph about my teaching philosophy, and please feel free to give comments. Many thanks!

    My teaching philosophy is not only to provide students a high-quality education, but also to create a welcoming classroom environment that enables students to feel valued and excited. I think it’s very important to learn in a relaxing way so that students don’t hesitate to express and share their thoughts . Furthermore, to intrigue students’ interest and motivation, I often start conversations about things that students are curious about. Thanks to ABC and its outstanding teaching materials, hundreds of English-learning students have become excellent at the language. A great number of students here also obtained high scores on English proficiency tests, like TOEFL and high school entrance exam! Lastly, for a teacher, lifelong learning is a necessity. Besides daily reading routine and attending teacher seminar, I enjoy working with my colleagues and plan to grow professionally through collaboration. I will work hard to maintain a decent atmosphere conducive to student-centered learning.
    Last edited by bonkiteng; 04-Jul-2017 at 22:48. Reason: Removed unnecessary bold

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by bonkiteng View Post
    Hi, I am an English teacher for basic-level students in Taipei; however, being a non-native English speaker, I'm always eager to learn and grow through more practice. exercises. I would really appreciate it if anyone can give suggestions on the paragraph about my teaching philosophy, and please feel free to give comments. Many thanks!

    My teaching philosophy is not only to provide students a high-quality education, but also to create a welcoming classroom environment that enables students to feel valued and excited. I think itís very important to learn in a relaxing relaxed way so that students donít hesitate to express and share their thoughts. Furthermore, to intrigue increase studentsí interest and motivation, I often start conversations about things that students are curious about. Thanks to ABC and its outstanding teaching materials, hundreds of English-learning EFL students have become proficient in English. excellent at the language. A great number of students here also obtained high scores on in various English proficiency tests, like TOEFL and the High School Entrance Exam! Lastly, for a teacher, lifelong learning is a necessity. Besides my daily reading routine and attending teacher seminars, I enjoy working with my colleagues and plan to grow professionally through collaborating with them. on. I will work hard to maintain a decent atmosphere conducive to student-centered learning.
    Hello bonkiteng, and welcome to the forum.
    The bit about the ABC teaching material is not really about your teaching philosophy, is it?

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Thank you for the warm welcome and taking time to give me these valuable comments!
    You're so right about the ABC teaching material part being irrelevant. :)

    I have a questions about the terms "in a relaxing way" and "in a relaxed way".
    I always interpret present participle/past participle as adjective this way:
    A bored man = a man that is bored
    A boring man = a man that bores others

    But when it comes to the word relax, it seems a little weird for me to interpret "teach in relaxed way" as "teach in a way that is relaxed".
    Can I look at "teach in a relaxed way" as "teach in a way that (the person who's teaching) is relaxed?
    Any Comments and suggestions are appreciated!

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    If you teach in a relaxing way, you will reduce student tension. If you teach in a relaxed way, you will be calm. There may be some crossover- a relaxed teacher may calm students, but you could teach in a relaxing way while being eaten up with tension yourself.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-Jul-2017 at 21:18. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Thanks Tdol! Your explanation really helps! I think I am seeing the big picture.

    So dose the following interpretation seems correct?
    Learn in a relaxing way means learning in a way that calms others (strange)
    whereas
    Learn in a relaxed way means learning in a way that the learner himself or herself feels calm (make more sense)

    Any Comments and suggestions are appreciated!

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Dear teacher,
    Is the sentence below about predicting future or intention about what sh/he is going to do in furtre?
    I will work hard to maintain a decent atmosphere conducive to student-centered learning.

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by bonkiteng View Post
    So dose the following interpretation seems correct?
    Learn in a relaxing way means learning in a way that calms others (strange)
    whereas
    Learn in a relaxed way means learning in a way that the learner himself or herself feels calm (make more sense)
    I would say that the first aims to make the learners feel relaxed - a process - but the second has produced the results of calmness.

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by newkeenlearner View Post
    Dear teacher,
    Is the sentence below about predicting future or intention about what sh/he is going to do in furtre?
    It sounds like a promise or commitment to me.

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    Re: My teaching philosophy

    Quote Originally Posted by bonkiteng View Post
    Thanks Tdol! Your explanation really helps! I think I am seeing the big picture.

    So dose does the following interpretation seems seem correct?
    "Learn in a relaxing way" means learning in a way that calms others (strange) whereas "Learn in a relaxed way" means learning in a way that the learner himself or herself feels calm (make more sense).

    Any comments and suggestions are appreciated!
    See my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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