From SpainLiving in Badajoz, Spain (20:01 UTC+02:00)
italki teacher since Jan 19, 2022
Hello! My name is Ignacio and I am keen to help you improve your Spanish.
After a career spanning over 25 years in a global setting as an officer of the United Nations managing international aid, I have retired early to enjoy other things I like, and as such, now I have plenty of time to tutor students further their conversational skills and broaden their vocabulary.
I studied in the US, France and Japan and worked overseas in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. I realize that my background is very useful in connecting / communicating with my students. I am equally fluent in French, English and Portuguese, while I remain a learner in many other languages, wherever I have lived!
Me as a Teacher
I have been tutoring conversational Spanish for the past 10 years, first as a hobby with friends, presently as a part-time activity to help students deepen their knowledge of the language beyond grammar and textbooks. Presently, I tutor in conversational Spanish online. I like to make my classes fun to ensure you are enjoying yourself as I find that students retain more information and learn more this way.
My students include those who want to improve their spoken Spanish, pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, retirees & expats about to move to Spain...
* I teach levels A2 (advanced beginners or pre-intermediate) & above.
I welcome your feedback in the Reviews section to continue improving.
My lessons & teaching style
My conversational classes are intended to help students improve their oral skills, both practical conversation as well as pronunciation.
My methodology is simple and effective:
1- Understand the student's needs and define learning goals.
2- Propose a teaching approach based on students' preferences and combining various resources (for ex. Q&A, audio, video, role play, text, etc).
3- Maintain a structure with purpose, we don't talk randomly.
377 lessons completed
¡Vamos a hablar! Let's speak! Conversation practice in SPANISH: vocabulary, pronunciation