Everyone deserves to know how to pen a poem, decode a definition, and excel on an essay exam. Language arts skills help people succeed. They also provide pleasure, from the joys of reading a story to the pride of expressing oneself in a debate.
How can you tell if you'd enjoy turning students on to the wonders of words? Possible clues: You love crossword puzzles. Your parents can't get you to stop reading and come to dinner. Your actually look forward to your next writing assignment. If you're entranced by English and enjoy helping others, consider becoming a language arts teacher.