アジジ エスマットESMAT AZIZI
外国語学部 英語学科 講師
- MSc in Political Theory
- Global citizenship in language education
Learner autonomy, creative writing, and writing and speaking fluency
Interactive English, Elementary Active Listening, Email English, Intensive C, English Speaking Country Studies and Creative Writing and Storytelling
My background is in socio-political studies with focus on philosophy, modern theories of politics and international studies; therefore I combine my teaching to accommodate students’ interest in international and philosophical issues through open debate and discussion in English. I am particularly interested in how learners develop autonomy and self-confidence through creative self-reflection and self-expression. I teach students to aim beyond the use of English as a basic communication tool, and utilize it in more creative ways. Helping students develop communicative fluency as well as critical and original thinking is also part of my current research interests.
My advice to students is that you should not focus too much on grammar and speaking “correctly” to the point that it stops you from expressing yourself altogether. Instead, you should try to focus on the message you are trying to convey. Of course it is important to speak English correctly, but just remember that learning a language, like learning any other skills, is a process of trial and error. Make lots of mistakes. Also, try to make your mistakes in classroom. That way, you’re less likely to make them outside. So by speaking more and writing more in English, you are able to develop your ideas and creativity, and above all your confidence.