ESL With Mr. Nessas
My philosophy for teaching language is simple -- students learn to speak the best when they enjoy speaking. As such, my goal is truly to do my best to get to know all my students, what their interests are, and how to connect with them in engaging ways that encourage participation. I also place great value in instilling confidence in my students. The fact that they are in ESL means that they already speak another language, which is something to take great pride in! Many well-educated adults only speak one language, so for a child to be well on their way to a second, or third language is incredible!
One of the greatest things about being an ESL teacher is that I get to be exposed to so many different languages and cultures in my classroom. I place great importance on creating an atmosphere of inclusion and trust, where the diversity in our class is celebrated. A lot of assignments will based in exploring cultural traditions, and I look forward to learning from my students about their cultures.
As much as I aim to be accessible to my students, I also aim to be accessible to their parents. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. I greatly look forward to getting to know you and doing everything I can to help your child on their academic and personal journeys.