I have studied Philology and translation at the National University of Colombia for 4 years. I have a postgraduate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and I have work as a foreign language teacher for more than 3 years in different institutions in Colombia.
I have a post grade in ELE (Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language ) from the National University of Colombia. I have studied Multilingual Communication at Cologne University of Applied Science and am currently studying a Masters of Literature in European Context.
I'm a professional and dynamic teacher, flexible, adaptable, easy-going, friendly, patient, well-organized, and eager for my students to succeed. I speak Spanish, English, Italian, German and English, together with some Portuguese and French.
My family lives in Colombia, but I visit them on vacations. In Colombia there are beautiful places with mountains, rivers and lakes with cultural verve, and a diverse human picture, artists and very interesting tourists from everywhere. Currently, I am living in Palermo, Italy, which is a very exciting city too.
My favourite pastimes are jogging and watching films. I like cooking and meeting people from different countries and cultures.
I enjoy work, am conscientious and don’t mind working long hours (from dusk to dawn). I'm looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm for the Spanish and Latin-American language and culture with others.
Apart from professional activity related to languages -- summarized in another section – I'm usually involved in community issues, and also in musical projects, I have played for different music groups on the piano, guitar and singing salsa, merengue, rock, pop music and others.
• Philology and translation at the National University of Colombia
* Postgraduate in ELE, Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera
• Studies in Multilingual Communication as Exchange semester in the Cologne University of Applied Science
• Currently Master Student for Literature in European Context.
Certificate of Proficiency in English – BULATS – C1- University of Cambridge
Test DaF, German as a foreign language – C1
CILS C1. Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language
I know from my own experience that learning a foreign language should be both a pleasure and an enjoyable adventure. It’s also a great opportunity to share culture, customs and traditions. I do my best to pass all of this on to my students in an enjoyable and relaxed manner
I give lessons to both adults and teenagers face-to-face or one-to-one, from beginner to advanced levels.
My approach is focused on the requests of learners, though I prefer an interactive methodology.
My objectives are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
I adapt my teaching style to suit students’ needs. I have patience, understanding, perseverance and thoroughness. I try at all times to give clear explanations, using concrete examples and situations.
I'm good at encouraging the self-confidence which enables students to feel linguistically secure enough to make the leap into fluid communication.
During my studies of language and my these for my bachelor degree I read and investigated a lot about language learning and teaching. I can understand different topics about language learning, for example acquisition process, and learning problems. I have developed a personal method for language learning.
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