I find the more life experiences teachers have the more they have to offer and share.
I subbed in a French immersion school and found that my elementary, and university French education helped a lot. I mean, of course it did! But something I have realized is the more life experience I gain the more I have to share with students.
I am glad that you need a language course to complete the UofR education program. There are so many EAL students in our classrooms and it’s a great experience to learn another language. It helps you understand their struggles, it helps you teach them English, and it reveals components of their culture.
My first EAL teaching experience abroad.