In all my lessons I make a custom class for each student. Thus I have in mind their particular needs. I design the structure, I decide the contents and after I like to negotiate with the student the type of approach that he wants to learn the language.
Organization of the subject, clarity of message transmission and especially a love of what I am teaching, is all that my best teachers taught me, and that is what I keep for my records and my teaching.
As in a offline teaching session as in an online one, first of all I like to start making a review of what we learn in the previous lesson. This gives the sense that every grammatical aspect is connected. After that, I say to the students or show in a paper what we are going to learn that particular day. In every class I try to make the student to practice the reading, the writing, the listening and the talking. I really like to use different texts (from articles to recipes) as a pretext to learn grammar and cultural aspects.
In my language classes I like to combine classical methods with modern ones, always focusing in the communicative aspects. Working with different methods, I have been given a rather wide of the most modern methods in the world for teaching Spanish, and I learned also from the old ones of which I have extracted the most positive and educational. Quality resources are essential to carry out quality tutorial sessions, and the way to achieve this is continually researching and reflecting on existing resources from a critical standpoint.
I decided I wanted to teach for vocational reasons. I really enjoy teaching and like to have fun with the students in every of my classes. When I started working as a teacher I realized that a bit of a laugh in the class is the spark that breaks the ice in the beginning.
My teaching learning process was parallel to the student´s one. I learnt to respect the student´s status as a silence manager of the learning process, I mean, I see the student as an individual who knows what he wants but does not know how to get it, and there is where me as a teacher starts acting. I give him the instruments I think suit him better from the wide amount of methods that exist. I teach him how those instruments work in order to get the best results. I respect the student as a creative individual who can play the best with all that tools. This is how I understand the student.
About my qualifications, must say that I wanted to become a teacher when I had already done my degree in Humanities Studies. I found a very interesting course in Alicante where I was leaving at that time called, "E/LE Spanish as a foreign language". I got the diploma with the highest results after 6 months and started directly working in my first language academy called Alhambra. After it, I went into another one called Enforex, and after, with no pause in between, I decided to move my residence to Greece because I found the opportunity to work in a remarkable language academy, where I stayed for 3 years. At that time I started getting into the online teaching world.
I am currently undertaking a course in online teaching. It is a very interesting course that is helping me to improve my skills in the teaching field. At the same time I am practicing everything I learn with my own students. I began into the online teaching in 2010 when the language school I was working in (Greece) closed after 25 years.
While improving my skills as a teacher online, I do learn the same way another degree: Spanish Philology through the spanish open University UNED. To be in both sides of the learning process is teaching me how to face the possible hurdles a student can find and how to solve them.
- spanish teacher
- Miguel de Cervantes
- 2008 - 2011
- Athens Greece
- 2006 - 2007
- Alicante Spain
- 2007 - 2008
- Alicante Spain
, Humanities Studies
- University of Alcalá de Henares
- 1999 - 2004
, Professional Spanish Teacher
- University of Alicante
- 2005 - 2006
, Spanish Filology
- University U.N.E.D
- 2010 - 2012