TalkSport.com – A new video from the University of Toronto, published on YouTube, features an English teacher explaining how to teach a language that is not your first language.
The video, which has already been viewed more than 11 million times, follows a teacher who has taken the first steps in his or her English teaching career, including taking on a full-time job as a full time teaching assistant at the university’s College of Arts and Science.
The video begins with the teacher explaining what the language he or she is teaching is, and then moves on to a brief description of how it differs from his or she native language.
The teacher explains that English is the lingua franca of Canada, and how this helps students communicate in a way that is different from other languages.
Then the teacher takes on a part-time role, giving students a lesson in the ways in which English differs from other English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States.
“In Canada, there are lots of languages,” he explains, “and we are going to need a little help in those.”
In the video, the teacher then goes on to explain that there are more than 150 distinct dialects of English.
English has been used in Canada for over 500 years, he says, and it’s not unusual for students to hear it spoken on a daily basis.
While it’s important to make sure students are familiar with the language they are learning, there’s also a place for teachers who want to learn the language, the video says.
To learn the difference between the different dialects, the professor introduces the word “mott,” which means to “be different.”
“It’s very important for us to be able to speak our language,” the teacher says.
“If you don’t speak it, you don