As a second language learner, I understand how intimidating and hard learning English can be. Thus, my goal as a teacher is to help my students find joy in learning, build up their confidence, and encourage them to take learning beyond the classroom. I believe that every child has great potential that just needs to be unleashed.
Rebecah Lin graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a BA in English Studies and German. Her focus in university was 18 th and 19 th century English literature, but she enjoys reading all kinds of books. She hopes to pass her passion for reading and language learning to her students so that they can explore more of the world. Rebecah has been tutoring children for several years now and loves being surprised by their creativity.
- BA (English Studies and German) The University of Hong Kong
Children’s Literature from Around the World
Reading children’s books is more than just a fun pastime, although that is an important reason to read more. Children’s literature introduces young readers to different social issues and bigger themes, which helps them develop their critical thinking skills. As children are exposed to other cultures through stories, they learn to see the world from other people’s perspectives. This fosters children’s ability to empathise and… Read More
Learning Through Language Exchange
Have you ever felt inspired to learn a new language? If you’re like most people, maybe you downloaded an app like Duolingo and made great progress at memorising vocabulary … for about a week. The hardest part about language learning is finding the motivation to persist and building up enough confidence to converse with others. That’s where language exchange comes in. In language exchange, you… Read More
Creating a Story Setting
Setting – the place and time in which the story takes place – is a vital element in creative writing. A well-crafted setting builds a vivid picture in readers’ minds, helping them feel as if they are in the story. Setting also influences the atmosphere, for example, in this extract from The Hobbit, in which JRR Tolkien establishes a cosy, lighthearted feeling with this description: … Read More
Tenses in Story Writing
When writing a story, the majority of students are able to come up with creative plots and vivid characters. But when it comes to the actual writing, students can struggle with using the correct tenses. This takes some practice, especially when stories move around in time a lot. For example, a story set in the past might have a character who speaks in present tense,… Read More