I so prefer the English language
I have never ever encouraged the thought of being a teacher in this life, no, not in this country, not even as a government teacher, it is funny, like crazy funny...
The first thing that comes to my mind is that I remember how I used to either mimick my teachers either in their speech, or walking steps, or dressing, or behaviour, so I am like, is this how I will also be mimicked if I am also a teacher?
Also, another thing is that there are some students that are really stubborn, ahhhhh when I mean stubborn, I mean, you'd be like which kind of unfortunate child is this please, is this how you used to disturb your parents at home? They must b really happy sending you to schools and then when it's time for you to close from school, they'll be scared that you on your way back.
I know some students like that, but as soon as they grow, they started becoming responsible and sensible, so I be like, I can't wait for you to grow up before you become responsible, I am not that patient with students, but funny enough, children loves me so much, it is so obvious that every where I go, they always express their excited feelings, which is weird cause I am not patient with them, but because of the fact that they keep coming, I started to adjust and be more patient with them...
At some point, I realized that at the same time, the same way there are stubborn students that will want to pursue you from school as a teacher, there are also students that a so loyal, kindhearted, smart, funny, playful, intelligent confident and competent in their dealings, which will make you to easily fall in love with them, their A,B,C and H (attitude, behaviour, character and habits) will make you just want to be close to them, know more about them and so on and so forth like that...
If one day I then become a teacher, And I had the opportunity to choose the the students a particular subject of my choice, I'd love to teach them English language. Now the real question is why? Why will I want to teach the English language other than any other subjects?
The first thing is that, one of the things that makes a person superior to another is knowledge!
I we as born in an Igbo home, in which mostof the times, we speak English, just sometimes we speak Igbos, tithe extent that even when our parents speaks the Igbo language to us, we reply in English.
It actually frustrated my dad, and so any time we are all together talking, if he remembers that we are already speaking just English, he'd say anyone that doesn't speak the Igbo language now should not talk again, and then 95% of all of us will just shut up.
Not that we can't speak our language, but we feel more comfortable speaking English amongst ourselves, unless there is a guest and we don't want them to understand what we are saying, then we can switch to language.
So like I was saying, knowledge is one of the things that mskes one surpasses another. To teach those students English language, I have to go and study more, inquire more knowledge, enough to know that what I have is more than the students, and English language will be the easiest for me, because right from the start, I have been used to speaking English language.
I'd learn new English language, learn the meaning of some big grammars that can wake a sleeping person, an example is the longest word in English, which is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconios, and as we all know, it is a"a lung disease caused by inhalation of very fine silicate or quartz dust."
I learned about this when I was in the primary school.
And then I wil learn so many others, which will not only help the students grow but me as well will grow along...
I believe that is the major reason why I'd love to teach students English language.
I hope you enjoyed yourself and I hope you learned one or 2 things written above; thank you all for your precious time...
PS: this post is dedicated to the Hivelearners Weekly Featured Contents, Week 51 episode 01
We will all continue to learn English. English is not our language, but we try and speak it. Speaking it is one thing, teaching is another. An aspect of English language where I might find teaching English language difficult is Oral English. That aspect gives me headache. Even English teachers confuse themselves there, I swear. Hahaha. A teacher told me cup is pronounced cap, another said it is pronounced cape. Hahaha Meanwhile each time they want to send us errand during break, they will say"Go and wash this cup for me". Why deceiving us during lesson? Hahahahaha
You are not lying
Oral words in English is so hard and confusing...
I used to think teaching English language was easy until I write weac and found out English was hard.
I know right?
That's why I said I'd learn new things every day...