This article is part of a series of posts highlighting our community of teachers around the world. We hope you find their stories interesting and inspiring!
Out of necessity and due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Liat began teaching English classes online in Santiago—both the capital and largest city in Chile.
“I am very new to teaching. Now I have realized that I actually enjoy teaching and I want to get better at it every day.”
Liat teaches teenagers and adults at the basic to upper-intermediate levels. Since her students' goals, interests, and needs vary, each day is different and each class is dynamic.
“Not every day is the same, which makes it even more exciting! I try to make my classes as engaging as possible.”
For Liat, the most challenging part about being a teacher is when students aren’t motivated to learn.
“That can make you feel a bit frustrated, but you try your best to connect with your students and help them as much as possible.”
Despite this challenge, and even though she has only been teaching English for around a year, Liat is always looking for ways to improve her teaching and has enjoyed the experience so far.
“Definitely one of the most rewarding parts of being a teacher are those moments when you see a smile on your student's face and when they let you know that they are starting to feel a lot better and confident thanks to your help and guidance.”
Liat is fairly new to ESL Library but she’s a big fan. Watch the video below to see why she loves ESL Library and how she uses it with her students.
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