Welcome to my teacher profile! Here I'll answer the questions you could have before booking a session with me.
MY TEACHING STYLE
I am familiar with tutoring face-to-face (8 years) and online (5 years). I am currently studying a Master's in E-learning, researching on language teaching and technology, so you’ll have at your disposal my collection of resources: apps, games, websites and dictionaries.
- How am I going to make you improve your language skills?
I am a language learner myself, so I know the keys are interaction, quality feedback and new challenges in order to keep moving forward, without forgetting about the cultural aspect of the language.
- Conversational method
Focuses on speaking and listening, with minor focus on other competences such as writing or reading. It will suit you if you have a very short-term goal, if you are travelling or moving to a Spanish / Catalan speaking region or you learn languages as a hobby.
- Structured method
Involves all skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). It will suit you if you want to obtain a language certification or if you find it difficult to stay motivated when you don’t have a very specific goal.
Not sure of which one to choose? We can also combine them, or do something completely different if you have an original idea! This is the good part of teaching one-to-one, that I can tailor my lessons to your needs and learning style. You set your goal, I design a specific lesson plan!
If you’ve always dreamed of achieving native-like pronunciation (rolling your Rs, intonation, etc.) this is your lesson type. We’ll identify your mother tongue interferences and work on one of them in each lesson.
Thesis: The teaching of pronunciation through Skype: a case study. (2014) [original paper in Spanish.]
Any questions? Please get in touch, I'll be happy to help!
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) - Pass B
University of Cambridge
An internationally recognised teaching qualification. This involved a 120-hour course, 6 hours of observed teaching practice at two different levels, and 4 written assignments.
2014 - 2015
Master's Degree in Online Education
UNED - Speciality: research in e-learning
2010 - 2014
Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interlingual Mediation
University of Valencia
Majoring in English and minoring in German. Final research project on how to teach pronunciation and accent correction through technology (Skype). First class honours awarded.
2012 - 2013
University of Leicester
E-Learning Course Writer / Spanish Language Specialist
Fluent Spanish Academy
Curriculum planning and syllabus writing in a Spanish language course. Creating learning materials focused in conversational fluency, grammar and pronunciation training. Supporting students and promoting engagement, interaction, and collaboration in an online learning community.
Online Language Teacher
Teaching Spanish and Catalan to more than two hundred students through Skype. Lesson planning, conversational clases and accent correction.
2013 - 2014
Hospital La Fe
Investigating the linguistic reliability, conceptual equivalence and content validity of translated clinical questionnaires.
2013 - 2014
Audio Description Writer and Proofreader
University of Valencia
Writing and proofreading an audioguide for helping visually impaired people getting around campus.
Certificate of Training in the Verbo-Tonal Method of Corrective Phonetics
Centre International de Phonétique Appliquée - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
51-hour course on corrective phonetics, specialising in teaching pronunciation and accent reduction to students learning Spanish as a foreign language.
Mark: 8.0 (C2 CEFR, Proficient user)
Workshop on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (using technology to prepare lifelong learners)
Universitat Politècnica de València
48 hours - Covered the following topics: Design issues and options for lifelong learning with technology. Three paths to using technology for lifelong language learning. Techniques and strategies for listening in the digital age. Developing online teaching skills for the 21st century classroom. Using mobile phones to enhance the learner's lifelong learning experience.
Certificate of Technical Competence in Catalan Language on the media
JQCV (Junta Qualificadora de Coneixements en Valencià)
This certificate involved a written exam of language conventions for the media and a filmed oral test of elocution skills.