My credo in teaching
  • I believe that teaching and learning works best in a friendly and relaxed environment.
  • I believe that CAN DO overweights KNOW HOW.
  • I believe that vocabulary and grammar are interconnected and the former dominates in communication.
  • I believe that a meaningful message gives more than a drill.
  • I believe that group work is essential for language acquisition.
  • I believe that the teacher should encourage the students to take risks and develop intrinsic motivation; however, the students need to take responsibility for their own progress.
  • I believe that extensive (!) use of language outside of the classroom (reading, listening, speaking, etc) leads to progress.
  • I believe that the art of teaching is a mixture of negotiation of meaning in the classroom, professional training and entertainment. I am sure a successful teacher can keep the three ingredients in the air without dropping any of them.