From ChileLiving in Berlin, Germany (07:44 UTC+01:00)
Certified teacher with over 8 years of teaching experience.
italki teacher since May 11, 2022
Hi, my name is Gisela, and I am a native Spanish speaker from Chile, currently living in Berlin. I speak English fluently, Portuguese and basic German. In the past, I worked in Sales and Distribution but found that teaching was my passion. I have worked with children, teenagers and adults for the past 8 years. I love music and always try to be as active as possible in the culture where I live. I play the ukulele and love hiking, being with friends and meeting new people who want to do good things in the world. I am interested in psychology, social issues and TV series. I may have watched FRIENDS a hundred times, and I am now planning on watching it for the 101st time.
Me as a Teacher
I love being a teacher. I enjoy forming friendships with my students, learning about their lives and perspectives and using that to better guide them to learn Spanish. My purpose as a teacher is to lead the student to be able to use Spanish in the area that is important to them, whether it be in formal or informal contexts. I am not afraid to correct my students and make sure we tackle difficult areas methodically to see changes quickly. I have taught all ages, from 3 to 80 years old and with different motivations to learn the language.
My lessons & teaching style
I teach through conversation. Starting from the basics but always practical, we gradually build up to more advanced dialogues while learning grammar and vocabulary actively and passively.
The lessons include colourful slides designed by me with pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, and cultural context content. Each exercise of the course is focused on maximizing your speaking practice in a judgment-free environment.