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Karina Rodriguez : English

Karina Rodriguez
Subject : English
Native : Spanish
Colombia
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99%      
(95) Total Reviews
95 Positive Reviews
Last class : 5 days
Today
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45 Min : $5.19 / £3.99 / €4.61
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Hello, my name is Karina Rodriguez and I'm 33 years old and currently living in Colombia. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach Spanish. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet.com since January 2016. 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

Hello everyone! My name is Karina. I have been a Spanish and English teacher in Bogotá for over eight years. I enjoy teaching a wide range of students from children, adults to older individuals with varying levels of familiarity with Spanish. Each student offers a new opportunity to further develop my teaching skills, which is very rewarding for me.

I adapt my lessons to each of my students’ needs, interests and learning styles.I have had the opportunity to work with people from many countries around the world and with people with different professions such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, nurses and Foreign Service Officers from several diplomatic missions in Bogotá. I like to share my language and culture in my classes and make students enjoy their learning process. Each student is a great experience and an adventure in the Spanish teaching world.

I graduated from the most academically recognized university in Colombia: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with a Bachelor's Degree in English Philology and Languages and I have just graduated from a MA program in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Funiber. Teaching is my life! I invite you to live this great learning adventure in my classes!

Qualifications & Experience

I have been a Spanish teacher for over eight years. I have been in charge of the Spanish Language Program to Foreign Students in Universidad Pedagógica Nacional for the last two years. Among my teaching skills with this University I can highlight:

-Design, write and implement Spanish curriculum for exchange students with A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Develop highly effective lesson plans, including workbook activities and multimedia resources. Utilize collaborative learning strategies. Design, lead and carry out field trips and inter cultural activities with students. Represent the University at conferences for Spanish as a Foreign Language (ELE) professors.

-Teach English at the Extension Courses Program to teenagers between 14 and 18 years old. Teach dynamic classes to advanced level students. Test students according to University guidelines and academic calendar. Promote autonomous learning initiatives from the University through internet tools like Edmodo. Upload students’ progress records and grades to the University platform and website.

I have also been a language teacher at the United States Embassy in Bogotá. Among my accomplishments with this experience I can highlight:

-Spanish and English Teacher of American Diplomats, US Military personnel and Colombian employees of the Mission. Create and implement Spanish and English curriculum for basic, intermediate and advanced levels. Employ a variety of current, innovative teaching strategies to motivate, inspire, and encourage language-challenged learners. Design units to maximize available technology and resources. Provide one- on-one assistance and instruction. Record student progress and track attendance. Document students’ performance and progress in detailed reports.

Teaching Approach

I conduct my classes with the communicative approach based on the idea that learning language successfully comes through having to communicate real meaning. When my students are involved in real communication, their natural strategies for language acquisition will be used, and this will allow them to learn to use the language.

I try to guide the activities in my classes by helping students to meaningful and real communication at all levels. I also like to introduce content based lessons (CLIL approach).

My last class was :
5 days ago.
 
05 Mar 2019
By : OllieShields
Subject : Spanish 
Enjoyed it and appreciate her patience!
 
01 Feb 2019
By : KevinBurciaga
Subject : Spanish 
Karina and I have been chatting and practicing for the past three years. She provides a good mix of casual conversation and exercises. The topics are different so it forces me to expand my vocabulary. Our lessons are fun but valuable at the same time. I look forward to practicing with her in the future.
 
02 May 2018
By : stearman33
Subject : Spanish 
Karina is an excellent Spanish teacher. Her classes are always fun and interesting. Material is relevant to the student's needs. Moreover, she is a great listener to my sometimes (or often) long-winded and circuitous responses.
 
09 Mar 2018
By : jerwise
Subject : Spanish 
My daughter really enjoys her lessons

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