"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." -Gandhi
Enjoy living in the moment but remember that learning English will prepare you for the future.
I am Annallisa B. Amoncio, and you can call me ''Liz''. I am from Davao City, it is often called the "City of Durian". I took up Bachelor of Elementary Education major in General Education. I decided to take up this course way back second-year high school. I really like teaching because when I teach I can also learn at the same time. That's the advantage of being a teacher. The teacher can learn twice. They can learn while studying the lesson and they can also learn from the student. After I graduated, I immediately took the Licensure Examination for Teachers and by God's grace, I passed. I also experienced teaching elementary students for two years. I was a Grade Six Adviser, handling Mathematics subject for the graders 2-6. For the following year, I was a Grade 2 adviser teaching different subjects. That two consecutive years made my life memorable. I had fun teaching them and I felt it's a great achievement seeing your students improving because of you. When I was teaching in an offline ESL, it brought me into a new environment. Another atmosphere, where I could teach and meet various learners from different people in non-English speaking countries. Specifically, I experienced teaching Junior High School students from Japan. At first, they were so shy but as time goes by, they could participate and enjoy in our class well. In addition, I had also a chance of teaching adults wherein I could learn different things from them. Students who were studying IELTS and TOEIC led me to learn a new experience in teaching ESL. I was so glad and proud looking at their faces upon receiving their band score, saying, "Thank you, teacher, because of you I can study in Canada now." Those words were enough that I can say to myself that "I am a Teacher". Greatly, we are still keeping in touch. I'm so honored and happy because I had a chance to meet new friends from other countries. Though in this situation (online teaching) is quite different from the experience I used to have but maybe the relationship we can be built is not far from the typical one, hence, in today's world is developing into modern one.
On the other hand, I am fond of watching Korean and Japanese dramas and Hollywood romantic movies; listening to music; reading romantic novels and traveling. In terms of cooking, I'm not totally good, for that reason, I really want to learn it, the problem is I haven't experienced cooking alone. And I do believe that "Experience is the best teacher'' and everything in this world can be taught. Just like learning English,''Don't be afraid to experience new things." It's really hard at the beginning but time goes by it will be very easy without you noticing it.