We would like to recognize Speakeasy Teacher Nadia Msouty who has a passion for teaching and has shown exceptional performance and motivation throughout her years with Speakeasy.
Nadia is a highly motivated and ambitious teacher. She understands her students and knows how to customize lessons based on their needs. She specializes in working with young learners.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Architecture. Nadia worked with young learners in preschools before moving on to providing behavioral therapy to children with Autism.
She is a world traveler and enjoys volunteering her time to help others.
For teachers and students everywhere... This little nine-year-old boy is already learning how to inspire.
Questions & Answers with Nadia
1. Tell us about your time living and teaching abroad. How long? Where?
I’ve been teaching English in Germany since 2017. I’ve taught some business classes, but most of my teaching has been online. This has given me the flexibility to travel around Europe every few months.
2. When and where did you receive your TEFL Certification?
I received my TEFL Certification in 2016 through International TEFL Academy. I did the online course while working full time as a behavioral therapist. I recently completed an additional 30-hour Teaching English Online course through the same academy for professional development purposes.
3. What is the most surprising thing you have learned during this experience?
The most surprising thing for me was finding out how fun it is to teach English! All of my students, children, and adults alike are very eager and motivated to learn. Their enthusiasm makes me more excited for each lesson.
4. What are your preferred areas of teaching English?
I enjoy all areas of teaching! I love teaching children through play and seeing them learn while having the time of their lives. The best part of teaching adults is the ability to engage in learning through discussions. While the student improves their English, I often find myself learning new and interesting things as they talk about their areas of expertise.
5. Do you miss anything from the states? (i.e. family, food, shops, etc.)
I miss my family and friends a lot! I keep in touch with them often and I even have regular online yoga sessions with them. I live in a small town in Germany, so sometimes I miss the easy access to 24-hour shops and all of the international restaurants that were available in Chicago. However, nothing beats the fresh air and the calm that this part of Germany has to offer.
6. How are you handling the global pandemic and living in Germany?
I’ve been doing all of my teachings online recently, so not much has changed for me. I still have access to the trails where I like to walk, so my free-time activities were not affected by the pandemic. I was also already accustomed to keeping in touch with family and friends through social media. In the summer, I hope that we will be able to enjoy outdoor activities while staying healthy!
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. -William A. Ward
Auditory learners learn best while they are actively listening. They concentrate best by receiving new or difficult information by listening to themselves or someone else talking.
People with strong auditory preferences are more confident and successful when they can:
Learn by listening to others
Receive instructions aurally from speakers and recordings
Repeat the information aloud and/or repeat it in their heads
Talk about/Discuss/Record texts when mastering or reinforcing new or difficult information and ideas
Visual learners are those who find it easiest to remember what they read or view.
They can visualize pages and sections of printed text, and they remember the layout, headings, subheadings, keywords, captions, and images.
Learn by viewing images, graphics, demonstrations, and performances
Watch introductory presentations and instructional videos
Visualize or see the required finished product – its shapes, colors, and features
Timelines with symbols and images, storyboards and animations, and/or pictorial flash cards
SPEAKEASY CLUB PRESENTS:
Learner's definition of Professionalism
: the skill, good judgment, and polite behavior that is expected from a person who is trained to do a job well
Professionalism used in a sentence.
A high level of professionalism is expected when working with clients.
He is highly respected for her professionalism.
They were impressed by the sheer professionalism of the performance.
Look up the definitions for the words listed below. Write them down to create your very own vocabulary list. Most importantly: Practice, Practice, Practice.
Spread the word...
Kinaesthetic learners prefer to learn new or difficult information through 'real-life' experiences and demonstrations. They concentrate best when they are physically active and able to use their large muscle groups in the learning process. Experiential learning suits them well.
People with strong kinaesthetic preferences are more confident and successful when they can:
Engage in physical activities and games while learning
Learn through active participation in real situations or imagined scenarios
Practice following instructions and directions before attempting a task or an assessment
Kinesthetic learners prefer roleplay, active problem-solving, information walls and musical performances just to name a few