Helping our future generations learn languages

Bilingual Parents

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After researching I came across a bilingual educator named Ana Lomba who is the writer of “Help Young Children Learn Languages“. Lomba took it upon herself to make a blog where she helps parents out with ways they can teach their child a new language. I can relate to Lomba because wanting to be a future educator in the bilingual field, my main concern would be how and what are the best strategies my kids can use to learn the language. What interested me the most about her writing was that she really focused on the parent’s involvement in the child’s education. She stated that the best school help for the child is the education and guidance you give them yourself. A parent is the only one that knows exactly what their child needs and wants. Because the parent knows their child better than anyone else it is easier to come up with ways for them to learn. The best way for them to grasp a language is interacting with others. Separating the time of rehearsal is also crucial, taking it little by little a day is better than hours a day. According to Lomba the best strategy and secret weapon in language learning children are the encouragement and motivations parents give them. The information Lomba posts on her blogs are very essential for my future teaching career because now I can keep in mind these strategies to better help my students learn the language faster and at the same time involve the parents where we can work as a team.

 

 

what type of teacher will I be?

The teacher I am training to be is a type of teacher who reinforces the learning of a language in my students. My major is Bilingual Education; I’m striving to help educate those who need help in languages that create barriers to a different culture. I want my students to actually learn the language rather than just memorizing it. As well as emphasizing the importance of learning a language for the better opportunities they will have as bilingual students. In my teaching i will also like to enforce differentiated instruction which is a way of teaching based on the different levels students learn. The same material is being taught but using different methods. This will help all types of students and will make learning easier for them. This way they will also grasp the material a lot faster.
http://www.ehow.com/info_12115267_teaching-strategies-bilingual-students.html

Assignment:

The approach that I would use in my teaching career is an Rhizomatic Learning. Just because I am going to be a teacher doesn’t mean I know all the answers in the world. I want to help my students understand that as they are learning I am learning with them. I don’t want them to feel as if what I am teaching is something I know with my eyes closed, I want them to see that I need to remind and read things over again too. Since I will be teaching a bilingual class I believe involving the parents and letting them know its okay to make mistakes, and reminding them that we are all working together like a team.

 

Sleeping as an undergrad

The image I chose is a student falling asleep, I feel like i spend most of my day in school, and usually in classes that are all about lecturing. This makes most of us students tired and sleepy, and the image below is what i always see in my classes. For the most part I am awake and willing to learn but by the end of the week you will catch me falling asleep.