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Eltirmizy Mohammed

CELTA Certified Teacher

Brief about me

I’m a CELTA certified English teacher. I’m from Sudan. I’ve a PhD in General Translation, MA in the Applied Linguistic - ELT and BA of Education- English Language Department. I’ve been a lecturer at Buraydah Private Colleges - KSA for 7 years. I’ve also worked as an English teacher to Sudanese secondary ss for 5 years.

What motivated you to pursue a career in English Language Teaching?
English language is my passion and teaching is my hobby.

What is your favorite aspect of your job?
My favorite aspect of my job is seeing that my ss are improved.

How are our roles as teachers evolving?
Our role as teacher is to adapt new methods and strategies that suit the level of our ss, and their learning style. We should also employ technologies and create a positive learning environment.

What are some of the challenges teachers face with different age groups?
Adapting teaching methods to each age group.And managing behavior.

What observations have you made regarding non-native English speakers’ grammar and the influence of their mother tongue?
I observed that non- native English ss have problem with the structure of sentence and the word order. they used to mentioned the noun before the adjective as they they do have in their Arabic language.

What sets the CELTA course apart from other TEFL qualifications?
The intensive training program which includes observing demo lessons and TPs lessons as well under the supervision of the Cambridge tutors.

What were the biggest challenges you encountered, and how did you overcome them?
The biggest challenges that I faced is when I had a large class with different level of English. I overcome this by employing a suitable teaching strategies that helps in doing activities and taking the feedback.

What have you learned from your experience, and how has it affected you professionally?
I’ve learned the importance of flexibility. I’ve also learned that I have to be updated by reading new teaching researches. In addition to the continuous development program.

What motivates you to keep striving for success, and what are your future aspirations and goals?
Seeing the impact of my work .

What advice would you give to others pursuing similar goals or aspirations?
Keep learning. The teacher is an educator.

If you could start over, what would you do differently and why?
I’d focus more on mastering the English, upgrade my language level, and improving my teaching skills as well.

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