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Diana Carolina Posada Rivera : Spanish

Diana Carolina Posada Rivera
Subject : Spanish Native
Colombia
(34) Lessons
100%      
(16) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $20.05 / £15.84 / €17.63
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Diana Carolina Posada Rivera and I'm 34 years old and currently living in Colombia. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach English, Spanish. I have been an online Spanish teacher with Verbalplanet.com since March 2015. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Hi, my name is Diana and I was born in Colombia, but I love to travel and get to know different cultures so I move around South America constantly. I have lived in Perú, Chile, Ecuador and off course Colombia.

I enjoy reading, writing, singing, playing the guitar and the ukulele, dancing, being a mom... and teaching.

Qualifications & Experience

I studied Literature and took several courses on Pedagogie. I also have Ancient Greek notions and speak German at a basic level.

I have worked for over 8 years as a language teacher: at a school, a language institute and as a freelance, teaching both English and Spanish.

I have experience teaching kids, teenagers and adults, giving writing courses, teaching English to managers and entrepreneurs, tutoring people with reading difficulties, teaching conversational English and business English, preparing students for international tests such as TOEFL. I have also worked coordinating teachers at an institute, which included training staff.

Teaching Approach

I believe the student should be the main character in any learning process. I also consider that, instead of learning a language per se, the goal should be to learn to communicate and think in a particular language.

For this I propose using activities such as dialogues, role-plays, giving speeches and discussing about oral and written texts, writting different kinds of texts and even playing and sharing about our daily lives, in order to develop communicative skills. Grammar and vocabulary can be learnt from this basis. I think creating a safe and empathic learning enviroment through respect for the students interests and learning style is a must.

Therefore in the first session I like to talk about personal and professional interests, the motives the students have for learning a new language and the experience they have had so far with that language, in order to tailor together a plan that can satisfy the students objectives through a fun process.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
29 Sep 2015
By : loriwray
Subject : Spanish 
Una clase productiva. Hablamos de la vida cotidiana y analizamos un artículo que me mandó de la educación en Colombia. Nos concentramos en el uso del subjuntivo. Al final de clase me dio mis correcciones explicándome lo que necesito hacer.
 
22 Sep 2015
By : loriwray
Subject : Spanish 
Diana me mandó muchos recursos. Es obvio que se esfuerza para encontrar maneras para ayudarme mejorar el español. Ella toma apuntes mientras trabajamos y los usa para identificar mis debilidades los usa para planear nuestras actividades.
 
01 Sep 2015
By : loriwray
Subject : Spanish 
Otra vez me hizo trabajar. Contestó mis preguntas y repasamos la gramática. Me dio una práctica verbal que me obligó usar estructuras compuestas. Cada vez me siento más cómoda con mi español.
 
25 Aug 2015
By : loriwray
Subject : Spanish 
Otra sesión productiva. Me gusta que me hace hablar de mi semana o lo que sea y después me platica de los errores que cometí. Sigue dándome tarea valiosa y me siento más cómoda con el español. Gracias.

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