Ruth Wheeler : Spanish

Ruth Wheeler
Subject : Spanish
Native : Spanish
Italy
(3) Lessons
100%      
(2) Reviews
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $24.30 / £18.67 / €21.62
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Ruth Wheeler and I'm 55 years old and currently living in Italy. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach Spanish. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English, Italian. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hola a todos!

I've been teaching Spanish to young people for 20 years.

I love teaching and I think it is an enriching experience that allows me the possibility to share and exchange ways of thinking and different points of view with my students.

I have traveled to different countries, both in the America Continent and Europe, which has helped me to get to know better different cultures and to learn about innovative learning methods.

I love reading history books and I love literature. I am passionate about good food and I try to prepare international dishes every weekend.

I like learning new languages, doing outdoor activities and taking walks with my pet. I consider it important to keep the body and mind always active.

Qualifications & Experience

I graduated in Argentina , I'm a language teacher and I have a second degree in tourism which is why initially I applied my language skills to teach geography and history.

Bachelor in Languages applied to: geography and history. Year 1995 - Argentina

Bachelor in Tourism. Year 2000 - Argentina

Master Degree in Immigration and multiculturalism: Communication between cultures. Year 2007/2008 in Italy.

I love studying which is why I decided to improve my language skills and complete a Master's Degree. The main purpose of it was to understand the value of language and how communication works between different cultures. Later I obtained a certificate in the Official School of Languages ​​.

Since 2011 I have started to use the on-line teaching method , initially with people who wanted to travel around the world and then with people who needed to learn a new language for their work or daily life.

During all these years I have had the opportunity to teach to children, young adults and students at different levels including beginner, intermediate and advanced.

I focus especially on getting students to acquire some fluency in speaking and self-confidence and in helping students to prepare for official exams like DELE, job interviews, or to acquire technical language.

Teaching Approach

My slogan is:

"Talk to someone in a language she/he understands and the words will arrive to her/his brain. Talk to him/her in his/her native language and the words will touch her/his heart. Passion is everything in life".

It is important to experience total language immersion for those looking to learn or improve a new language. That is why I try to develop the classes fully in Spanish. I try to teach students sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of relevant importance in everyday life.

Personally I focus on helping student's to develop skills in conversation but I also teach grammar, pronunciation and new vocabulary.


Detailed Profile in Spanish

About me

Hola a tod@s!

Llevo 20 años enseñando español a jóvenes que desean realizar intercambios o proyectos universitarios en países de habla hispana.

Amo enseñar y sobretodo considero muy enriquecedor el poder compartir e intercambiar experiencias, formas de pensar, perspectivas diferentes con mis alumnos.

He viajado por diferentes países, tanto en el continente Americano como en Europa. Me ha ayudado a conocer diferentes culturas y métodos de aprendizajes innovadores.

Me gusta leer libros de historia y los grandes de la literatura. Soy apasionada de la buena comida, intento preparar platos internacionales cada tanto.

Me gusta aprender nuevos idiomas, hacer actividades al aire libre y paseos con mi mascota. Considero importante mantener el cuerpo y la mente siempre activos.

Qualifications & Experience

Me gradué en Argentina, soy profesora de idiomas. Inicialmente apliqué mi conocimientos de idiomas al aprendizaje de la geografía e historia, debido también a que tengo una segunda licenciatura en turismo.

-Licenciada en Idiomas aplicado a la geografía e historia: Año1995 - Argentina

-Licenciada en Turismo Año 2000 - Argentina

-Master Universitario en Inmigración e interculturalidad: Comunicación entre culturas Año 2007/2008 - Italia

Amo estudiar y es por ello que decidí perfeccionar mis conocimientos e hice un Master Universitario donde el objeto principal fue comprender el valor del idioma y el fortalecimiento de la comunicación entre diferentes culturas. Posteriormente obtuve un certificado en la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas.

Desde el 2011 he iniciado a utilizar el método de enseñanza online, inicialmente con personas que querían viajar por el mundo y posteriormente con personas que necesitaban aprender un nuevo idioma para aplicarlo en su trabajo.

He tenido la oportunidad de enseñar a niños, jóvenes, adultos, con distintos niveles, principiante, intermedio y avanzado. Especialmente me concentro en lograr que el alumno adquiera cierta fluidez al hablar y confianza en sí mismo. Preparo para exámenes oficiales, DELE, entrevistas de trabajo, o lenguaje técnico, comercial.

Teaching Approach

Mi slogan es:

"Hable con alguien en un idioma que comprenda y las palabras le llegarán a su cerebro.

Hable con él en su idioma y le llegará al corazón"

Es importante la inmersión total de la lengua para aquellas personas que buscan aprender o mejorar un nuevo idioma. Es por ello que intento desarrollar las clases totalmente en español e insisto en la importancia de situarse en diversos contextos. Trato de enseñar frases y expresiones de uso frecuente relacionadas con áreas de experiencia relevantes. Personalmente intento que el alumno desarrolle habilidades en la conversación. También me concentro en la gramática, pronunciación y en adquirir vocabulario nuevo adaptando la clase a las necesidades del alumno.


 
23 Jun 2014
By : Grandipatenti
Subject : Spanish 

An enjoyable first lesson with Ruth! Looking forward to future lessons and challenges. She give me good material. I recommend.

 
01 Mar 2014
By : MariaRossi
Subject : Spanish 

Thank you Ruth. I really enjoyed the class.I look forward to doing the next one. I could talk about an interesting topic. Regards.

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