Hello. I’m Michael Brock.

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    Hello everyone. My name is Michael Brock, and I am the teacher and creator of AEVIC. I’m creating this post as an example of how members can use this forum page to introduce themselves to the community. It’s best to lead by example after all, right?

    These are the questions to answer about yourself:
    1. What is your name? (What should people call you?)
    2. Where are you from?
    3. How long have you been studying English?
    4. Why are you studying English? What do you want to use the English language for?
    5. Tell us two things that are interesting or unique about you.

    1. My name is Michael and I go by Michael. It’s common in the United States to call people named Michael “Mike.” However, I hate being called Mike, so don’t call me that please. I either go by Michael or the nickname my friends gave me “Miguel” (because I love the Spanish language and Latin music and culture).
    Also, I have students in the past call me “teacher” because that’s what’s normal in their culture. In the U.S. a teacher is usually referred to as “Mr., Ms., or Mrs.” followed by their last name. So in a public school in the U.S., students would call me “Mr. Brock.” Nevertheless, you don’t need to call me “teacher” nor “Mr. Brock.” You can just call me Michael.

    2. I was born in Wyandotte, Michigan near Detroit, but my family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when I was only 1 year old. Therefore, I say that I am from Nashville.

    3. I became really interested in learning new words in English when I was 5 years old in kindergarten. I became interested in learning foreign languages when I was 12 years old after hearing a song in Spanish called “No Me Ames” by Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Since then I was studied Spanish, French, Japanese, and a little Portuguese.

    4. Obviously, I don’t study English; I teach it.

    5. I love languages so much that I even got a degree in Linguistics (the science of language) from Michigan State University. It’s my knowledge of Linguistics rather than just simple English that allows me to help my students in ways that other teachers can’t.

    I spent three months living in Brazil and seven months living in France where I taught high school English. Yet my ultimate language goal is to move to Latin America to become fluent in Spanish and to find a beautiful woman to marry. That’s the dream at least.

    Ok. Now it’s your turn. If you’re new to AEVIC, then please take a moment to introduce yourself to the community!

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