Degrees and Certifications:
MA in TESOL,2001,New York University,New York,New York NJ State Certified Teacher of English as a Second Language K-12
Hello! My name is Hayoung Jang and I teach ESL and EWL at Ridgefield Memorial High School.
I believe that an ESL teacher is one of the most important persons who can have a great influence on an ESL student's life. An ESL teacher may become the first person to whom ESL students ask for help in their new country. Therefore, I will do the following for my students:
1. I will be a wonderful counselor. I want students to feel that there is a place where their needs and desires are met, and their difficulty as ESL learners can be understood and shared. Many ESL beginners may come to school and go back home feeling ashamed, disappointed, frustrated, or even angry.
2. I will be a teacher who makes students feel that English is interesting and fun to learn. I want to help students realize that learning English is so vital for them to perform well in their next higher education and to achieve their goals in life in their new country.
3. I will be a determined, dedicated trainer who can make students believe in themselves. I want my students to believe that they can be fluent in the English language, if they listen to the teacher, do their homework, and try to speak English as much as they can in and outside of the school.
I believe that teachers who are life-long learners can stay abreast of change of viewpoints and educational strategies. I also believe that a teacher should work alongside each student's parents so that students realize that teachers and parents do work together for their benefit. to quote John Maxwell, "Students will not care about learning until you demonstrate that you care about them."
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. The best way to get in contact with me is to send me an email.
Ridgefield Memorial High School