Волкова Юлия Владимировна
Учитель английского языка
МБОУ «СОШ № 2»города Поворино
The English language is now the first language of about 400 million people, the native language of 12 nations and the official or semiofficial language of 33 more nations. That means one in every seven people in the world speaks English. The English language has become the "new Latin" of the 21st century, the world’ top tongue.
Nowadays in Russia English language has become the most popular one among foreign languages.
As for me, like this language and English help me in my life.
From the very childhood I dreamt of becoming a teacher. The right choice in the modern world is becoming increasingly difficult. A great number of new and prestigious professions appear. More knowledge is required to implement one’s plans for his (her) future life. In addition, it is necessary to take into account the psychological characteristics of the individual. For many professions the character and natural gifts are not less important. I understand that the noble and time-consuming work of a teacher is not highly valued in the country, salaries are small, the environment at work is far from being favorable and the profession requires constant dedication. But I believe that doing things you love, and not just making a career, can bring excellent results. There are a lot of examples of the teachers who have become known for their work. I have read many books and watched a lot of movies about this fascinating, generous and interesting job. I think that the life of a society and a country as a whole, depend on the teachers, the quality of their work, their skills and commitment.
I think the job of a teacher is very difficult and one of the noblest professions among others. A teacher is the kindest, the most necessary and charitable profession. Not everyone is suitable for it and can make a good teacher. To become one you need to be able to sacrifice a lot, to have a passionate heart and concern for the children entrusted to you. It is one of the most responsible professions because the teacher does not deal with machines or objects, but with children, the most precious and vulnerable ‘material’. The teacher will inevitably influence them, mould their personalities, build up their prospects, as well as determine their priorities and values in life.
My choice depends on many factors. I’ve always liked reading, especially the works of English classics. Learning English language is not an easy task. It is a long and slow process that takes a lot of time and efforts. I want to give chances to my pupils to see the world through language, to give them hopes and dreams. Thus, learning English is the window to learn the world. A good English teacher must possess many qualities: to be creative, hard -working, self-restrained, able to solve problems and make the right decisions. It is very difficult to be a good teacher because he must impart all his knowledge, skills and generosity to pupils.
Now is considered that good English teachers should not only know the subject matter because nowadays the teacher is not considered the only source of information, I certainly agree with this theory, but I consider that you should not be a good teacher of English language if you don't know English, by this I mean that good teacher expect other specifics should know the subject. Then other quality that the teacher must possess is the quality called "knowing your students", by knowing our students we will know what do they need, what do they know and what they don't know. Of course by knowing our students we will use the appropriate method for them during the process of teaching. Typical daily duties of an English teacher include preparing, assigning and grading lessons and homework and evaluating students and preparing progress reports.
Teachers have the very important responsibility of shaping the lives of young, impressionable children. With this responsibility comes great pride and joy. Therefore all teachers should strive for what can be considered to be a “good teacher.” A good teacher can be defined as someone who always pushes students to want to do their best while at the same time trying to make learning interesting as well as creative. A positive or negative influence from a teacher early on in life can have a great effect on the life of a child. Teachers, especially at the elementary level, must be very creative with their teaching styles. Not every child learns the same way, nor are they interested in the same things. It is difficult to keep the attention of 15-20 children under the age of ten. Teachers do not only teach their subjects. They develop their pupils' intellect, their attitudes to life and to other people.
For me being a teacher is a pleasure. It is good to know that there is a child that adores and loves you. And I'll be more satisfied when I'll know that they are learning things from me. I do not like to be adorable from my students just because I'm their teacher, but I would like them to value my work. I thing that I have sufficient reasons to become an English teacher. I hope one day to be the most successful teacher.