From United StatesLiving in Medellin, Colombia (11:39 UTC-05:00)
italki teacher since May 3, 2022
Hello World, I am Moto, Nice to meet you!
I am from Colorado, USA and have lived in Medellin, Colombia for 10 years. I founded and operated Göra Makerspace for five years in Medellin, and there we hosted language exchange programs. That is where I first noticed the power of daily and casual conversation in order to learn new languages. I am excited to converse with you in English! Hola Mundo, soy Moto! Mucho gusto conocerte! Soy de Colorado, USA pero ha vivido casi 10 años en Medellin, Colombia. En Medellin funde Göra Makerspace con mi equipo y fuimos anfitriones para intercambios de idiomas. En este reuniones note el poder de conversación casual para aprender una idioma. Nosvemos!
Me as a Teacher
Part of the battle of learning a new language is building your self confidence. I know from personal experience that I sometimes understood what someone said but only because of my own self doubt I told myself I did not understand when I really did! Most of us have experienced the feeling of knowing the answer but being too afraid to speak up for fear of being wrong. As a professor I create a safe environment you can make mistakes and learn from them. Parte de la batalla de aprender una nueva idioma es construyendo autoconfianza. Yo tuve experiencias aprendiendo español cuando yo sabia la palabra pero no lo dije por pena o miedo. Muchos hemos sentido eso, pero en mi clase no!
My lessons & teaching style
To make my students comfortable we start by asking them what they know and like. When students have an opinion about a personally relevant topic their mouth often can't keep up with their brain! I believe that students learn languages faster and remember more when they are emotionally involved as much as they are intellectually. As we converse I identify the themes and topics my students respond actively to and build on top of that information to create an environment where the student feels safe and excited to express themselves genuinely. Also we must remember the importance of culture and its role in learning to speak English. Think like an English speaker, then speak like it too!
My teaching material
13 lessons completed
B1 - C2Conversation Practice9 lessons completed
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English Conversation 30 min
A2 - C2Conversation Practice15 lessons completed
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English Conversation 45 min
A2 - C2Conversation Practice44 lessons completed
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1 English lesson
Me ha encantado la clase con él. Se ve una persona muy culta, divertida y que te facilita la conversación. Sin duda repetiré.
May 4, 2022
1 English lesson
It's very good to talk with MOTTO. He is very passionate and professional. Looking forward to our next lesson.
Sep 22, 2022
4 English lessons
Like always a pleasure talking to you - see you next time around
Sep 6, 2022
6 English lessons
Moto is a great tutor for those who want to start speaking English fluently. I am preparing to study at a US university and Moto was the right choice for me
Jul 27, 2022
1 English lesson
Moto is a really nice person, I enjoyed myself a lot talking with him. He helps you with your problems and comes up with solutions. He's polite and gentle. He's the teacher you want.
May 24, 2022
13 English lessons
Great teacher! There was a comfortable and friendly atmosphere at the lesson. Moto is a kind, patient, benevolent and extraordinary person. You gotta book a lesson with him right now if you haven't done it yet. You won't be disappointed :)