Teaching is a profession that has a multiple roles and responsibilities. A teacher’s role is not just restricted to teaching in classroom but it expands outside the four walls. It is true when it is said that – ‘a good teacher is more than just a lecturer in school and colleges 롤강의‘. Good schools adjudge performance of teachers not just on the basis of classroom teaching but also other roles that they need to perform.
The teacher plays the role of a manager of not only important issues such as education but collectively plays the role of a leader who looks after things associated to education. Also, as a manager teacher makes sure to implement the tasks and the changes in administration and supports other teaching staff.
One of the important tasks, where teacher needs to play a crucial role is when he/she is required to plan a syllabus or curriculum. There are a number of things that a teacher must keep in mind while drafting them. The syllabus or course material has to be constructed in such a way that it proves to be useful for the students. Also, a teacher is required to prepare class assignments periodically and subject notes to help students understand better. Assignments, papers and presentations and projects must include deadlines. The majority of people in work nowadays will probably have delivered a presentation at some point of their career. Beyond the world of work, I can guarantee that many students at primary, secondary and tertiary level education will have delivered a presentation at some point. In the past few years, I have done more presentations that i care to remember.
In my current role I have a presentation to give every three months. It is important when delivering your presentations that you engage the audience. It is all too easy to loose their attention. If you have lost their attention, they will not remember anything you say. And finally, if your stakeholders do not remember anything about your work, you will find it harder to make a name for yourself – hopefully progressing in your career! Language plays a very vital role in any human community-school, company, organization, group, home etc. the language of any human society tells a lot about that society therefore, it can be further emphasized that language and any human society are inseparable. In any human society, language occupies a very important seat, more than it appears to all. The functions of language in any human community include the following; expression of thoughts, political, administration, education, social, religious, legislation and so on.
We shall however be using Nigeria as case study. The aim of any human community is to have peace and unity, many nations of the world today are facing different degrees of conflicts, and Nigeria unfortunately is one of such countries. This paper is set to examine the role language has to play in attaining national unity in Nigeria. People have in the past expressed their various views about the meaning of language.
A lecturer of mine, Professor Fakuade. G. said and I quote, ” language is the faithful mirror of the society” in other words a language is what shows the true nature of any society. This implies that what a language is meant to do in any society is to reflect to the world what that society is all about. The language of any society therefore should give us a perfect knowledge of what that society is all about this includes; the culture, beliefs, mode of dressing, marriage and every other sociolinguistic information about the society.
Language is also supposed to be seen as the symbol of a nation just as the flag, Anthem, Currency etc. in other words, language is to be the window through which people can see into the society. As viewed by Bamgbose, English is the language of integration in Nigeria, amidst the compounding complexities of Nigeria especially in relation to the language question, the only language that indexes the spirit of togetherness is English. This shows clearly that so far in Nigeria, English Language has played a very important part in keeping Nigeria together as a unified nation. Amidst our cultural diversities and differences in beliefs, English language has still played a great role in keeping Nigeria together and since it is the connection between the various ethnic groups that exist in Nigeria, one cannot but give that plus to English in keeping us together so far. Out of the over 500 languages that we have in Nigeria we still have a link and that link is nothing but English, this has served as the means of communication between the different tribes that are in Nigeria.