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I believe that learning a language should be an enjoyable while challenging experience. Learning how to form a language, communicate within the language and trying new things should be the focus in language learning classroom. I strive to keep lessons in the zone of proximal development, using prior knowledge and scaffolding in new knowledge. Having prior knowledge and then the challenge to move to the next level keeps students interested and finding purpose in learning a language. A proficient language teacher should constantly be searching out new ideas and methods for teaching the language. Learning a new language is a complex and multifaceted process. The more approaches a teacher uses, the more students are able to process and commit the language to long-term memory. Incorporating as many avenues to learn a language as possible activates the brain in multiple ways and allows students to link the language to various other subjects. I believe a foreign language classroom is most successful when it is student centered. Students do need to have some...

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