Title: MY EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER TO CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE
METHOD FOR TEACHING IN TESOL CLASSROOM
Authors: Turkiah Alshahrani
The School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual
culture, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
MLA 8 Alshahrani, Turkiah. "MY EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER TO CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE METHOD FOR TEACHING IN TESOL CLASSROOM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 12, Dec. 2019, pp. 7248-7252, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=553. Accessed Dec. 2019.
APA Alshahrani, T. (2019, December). MY EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER TO CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE METHOD FOR TEACHING IN TESOL CLASSROOM. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(12), 7248-7252. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=553
Chicago Alshahrani, Turkiah. "MY EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER TO CHOOSE THE APPROPRIATE METHOD FOR TEACHING IN TESOL CLASSROOM." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 12 (December 2019), 7248-7252. Accessed December, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=553.
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Abstract: "..As the teacher gains experience and knowledge, he or she will begin to develop an individual
approach or personal method of teaching, one that draws on an established approach or method
but that also uniquely reflects the teacher's individual beliefs, values, principles, and
experiences..." (Richards & Rogers (2001: p. 251): In the light of the above quotation, it is
essential for each teacher to have his /her own special and various methods and approaches of
teaching which suit constantly changing education's demands nowadays. Discovering and
improving the methods of teaching play a great role in the teacher's success. This teaching
methodology has been shaped by my personal experience. It serves to be a framework to start the
job of education successfully in teaching. From my point of view, I think that learning means
more than knowledge that you gain from studying, but it is a series of discoveries that last for a
lifetime. Constructivist Learning Theory explains that if learners create their own know ledge
instead of having somebody to create it for them, they will learn best. If everything in life is
made ready for the student, learning will be meaningless. I think that the only way to make the
students overcome the mistakes which they make during the process is by learning from mistakes
or experience. Great efforts in teaching methodology have been made by educators and scholars
in the field of teaching and learning English as a second language. Depending on the various
purposes of teaching, there are appropriate methods which can be used by the teacher although
each method may have pros and cons. In the field of education, there are numerous methods,
approaches and techniques that aid in the profession as a teacher. To be a successful teacher,
reflections should be done after each lesson to make sure that I have attempted the suitable
methods for my class. Lastly, it is essential to conform to the values of Ministry of Education to
accomplish the desired outcomes from students.
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