1.What are your personal top three tricks and tips when teaching languages?
It?s not easy to motivate students so I often use computers and the Internet. They like it and this way of learning makes them more active. Another trick is my sense of humor. When I see that my students aren?t interested in the lesson, I try to make them laugh (not too hard, of course). My last tip/trick is the teacher?s behavior. He should act like students sometimes, so he can understand their problems.
2.Which word do you always have trouble pronouncing?
I don?t have many problems with pronunciation now but I remember a word that was quite hard for me to pronounce at the beginning. It?s a German word for teacher – ?der Lehrer?. It has this difficult German ?r? (rolling ?r?).