Welcome to the realm of teachers .

This blog is meant to publish EFL posts of my own students . In fact , they write letters to me on a regular basis . It is the lively link that deepens my relationship with them .

mercredi 13 janvier 2010

Communication with learners is a bridge that fills the gap between learning and personal life !

This is a very recent letter that I have received from one of my pupils who was absent , but she surprised me with this letter communicating her heelings as she used to do it on a regular basis ! Learners , dear colleagues are a wealth to explore and discover new treasures . Each day , we learn new things from them !
 Dear Mrs. Faten
I don't know how did I put my pen into my hands , and within my reach ! I'm really ill Mrs.Yesterday , I went to the doctor twice . I'm really broken . If you look into my eyes , to my face , you will feel certainly that I am sad .The dilemma is that I can't have confidence in myself . I am sad and as my Arabic teacher says to me :" I know how you feel by looking into your eyes , without talking !" He is really a good teacher . I hope that I have a Dad like him , but finally he is my teacher . !!!
I can't describe you my feelings but the only thing that I can say is: I can't put my confidence in anybody now ! I can't find my happiness neither in my family nor between my friends .I 'm always sad , I don't feel love , I just feel that nobody loves me ! My life is unnecessary . I want to cry and close the door to my heart without opening it to any person ! I'm really tired Mrs. I can't find the appropriate person to confess him / her my feelings , the good and the sad ones . So I write you because you are the only person Mrs. who can understand me and advise me . Of course my teacher of Arabic , too !
I want to tell you just one thing : you are the first teacher to whom I talk like mum or my best friend ! That's how I feel ! I hope that I 'm not wrong . I said the truth ! I talked to my mum about you Mrs. and I told her that I love you so much and she wants to talk with you to know you more Mrs. This is her phone number :......
Please Mrs . I am not comfortable at this school ! I really want to move to another school . But I have a problem , I can't imagine myself studying in another school without you Mrs. and my Arabic teacher !

                                                                                 Yours F.D

samedi 9 janvier 2010

Love is a new realm to discover for teenagers but with hesitating steps !

Dear Mrs.
I really like to talk with you about many things . You are my friend and I'd like to speak about my previous best friend .She is a gentle girl but she likes to have a boyfriend . I don't speak with her now .She says that I am not a good girl . Do you know why ? Because I hate boys .It's good to have friends , I chat with them on the internet but out no ! Do you understand me ?
I am really happy with my life , with my classmates so why should I have a  boyfriend ? I don't like my parents to hear that I have a boyfriend . I like to get on well with my parents .I told you in my last letter that my brother is my best friend in my life .And when I talk with him he advises me not to go out with any boy because that's risky .
I like my life so much . What do you think Mrs ?
Thanks Mrs because you listen to me .

                                                                                                Yours S.R

A teenager who wants to love and feel loved !

Dear madam 
I'd like to talk with you about love . I think it is not good because we are not grown-ups . But every girl in my class has a boyfriend and they are happy . That's why I like to experience this but I can't .There are many boys who like me but there's something inside me that says that I should not . I know that every teenager likes to live such an experience . Me too , I like but I can't .
Please Mrs . Help me . I like someone to encourage me or to prevent me from . What is your opinion Mrs ???

                                                                     Yours N.B

A teacher can be the closest friend to his/ her learners and this will make teaching/learning easier

Dear my Best Friend
I am so happy because I write you this letter and because you became my new friend . I am so relaxed because until this moment , I haven't any a problem and I have a great energy to study and start my new week with my teachers who are nice like you madam .
Thanks for your pieces of advice last time and I am sure that when you were a teenager like us , you had the same  problems with your family and with your friends .
Thanks a lot my friend . I'm really so so glad when I tell you my feelings.

                                                                          Yours W.T

Expressing one's inner feelings .

Dear Mrs.Faten
I'm very happy because I can tell you about my secret and my problem .I have some problems with my family exactly with my brother : I can't get on well with him , he is moody , severe and quick - tempered . We quarrel all the time because he doesn't talk to me or try to understand me and if I want something he says :"No". He always refuses and says :" You're a girl , you mustn't do that .You must be shy ! Don't wear that ! Don't buy that ! Don't use that !" I'm really fed up .
I know that he is my brother and I have to listen to him but sometimes , he is very very strict with me . If I want something , my dad accepts , whereas my brother says No and I have to listen to him .
I really didn't find a solution so I have to listen to him , that's all !
                                                                                Yours sincerely