This is SO me!

I was so much like this when I was young that my father taught me to read when I was four years old, gave me a children’s dictionary and encyclopaedia and taught me to look things up. I am sure I was utterly annoying as a child, constantly asking him why the sky was blue and the grass was green [by the way, in ancient Japanese poetry the sky is sometimes described as green, and the grass as blue. See I told you I was annoying].

I am still like that, which is why I love all the resources available on the internet. I think being curious helps keeps your mind young. My curiosity certainly keeps my blog and my English lessons alive.

What keeps me going as a teacher after over 40 years is that I like teaching students language through making them curious about the world. I love seeing students so interested in the lesson subject, that they research it further – in English – and then tell me more about it during upcoming lessons. Sometimes they teach it to their children and their children then take it further themselves. They are so interested in the subject they don’t even realise they are learning language into the bargain.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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