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A TEACHER who can influence the student's imagination, ambitions and dreams.

Becoming a good communicator is a lifelong endeavour kept alive through practice. Relying on theory or practicing once in a while will only degrade your language skills

To learn a language well is not about just listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, but about developing our self-confidence, humility and a healthy mindset through both speech and text. Enriching the values of young people is a process that takes place all the way from primary school to high school, influenced not only by parents and teachers but also their classmates and peers. They play an essential role in shaping one's understanding of language.

The fundamental problem with learning a language is not when to start or how popular a teacher you need. In essence,  learning a language requires context, personal demands, social interaction, and frequent and extensive contact with others. A passive learner and an active learner certainly have different learning outcomes. Interest is the key and learning to apply it is what gives the ideas momentum. Without momentum, there will be no motivation, and students without motivation will never experience the joy of learning.

In fact, what I have seen is that quite a few local students have grown to dislike from the Chinese language, and only do it for the sake of exams. Additionally, they have already mastered their first language - English, and use it on a regular basis as a vessel for their thoughts. It's hard to take time out of their day to explore their second language. This could be because they haven't yet realized the value of learning Chinese, or because of the lack of a Chinese-speaking environment, so they never have a chance to use the language to it's fullest, and it grows more and more difficult to carry on learning as time goes on. This is not only a sore spot for Singapore but also a common problem in regular Chinese language education.

Faced with this dilemma, the government has made many efforts to make amends, but to no avail. However, I can adjust my teaching methods and create more favourable conditions and interactive ways to arouse curiosity and improve the level of enthusiasm in my students. One thing we have to acknowledge is that people are not all the same. Children from different family backgrounds and students of different ages have different learning needs and abilities. I will treat them differently in teaching and educate students according to their various aptitudes. The main goal is to not stifle the children's nature. Ignoring the child's interest and forcing them to accept the same way of learning is a path which one should never take. Rigid old teaching methods will make the child bored, gradually lose interest in learning, and eventually give up altogether.

I have always believed that education should bring out everyone's potential, develop knowledge, skills and ideas for later life, and also shape them into pioneers who really push our society forward, not just to meet the bare minimum of expectations placed on them by society. I pay more attention to the individual, so as to combine the characteristics of their own growth patterns with the topics they are interested in, and guide them to develop a healthy personality. I think every student should be given the chance to truly flourish. For children, my courses are more about fun learning, while for elder students, besides teaching them to cope with exams, my teaching methods are mainly inspirational, allowing them to practice reflective learning. I welcome my students to come to me with questions, share with me the little things in life, the ups and downs, the twists and turns so that we can learn from each other. Because their random jokes always brighten up my days and make me forget my fatigue...

Let's learn in a fun & effective way!

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