Emmanoelia Palma : Spanish

Emmanoelia Palma
Subject : Spanish
Native : Spanish
Venezuela
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Hello, my name is Emmanoelia Palma and I'm 32 years old and currently living in Venezuela. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach English, Spanish. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since January 2018. 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

My name is Emma Palma and I am a 32-year-old Venezuelan teacher with a passion for languages. My inquisitive nature and willingness to learn about other cultures have certainly played a significant role in my life. Reading books, interacting with other people or even trying to learn how to dance the tango allow me to explore different views of the world while enriching and sometimes questioning my own.

Qualifications & Experience

Regarding my qualifications, I hold a BA in Modern Languages with a minor in translation from the University of The Andes in Venezuela. I am currently pursuing a master's degree in ICT for Educational Purposes whilst being a lecturer of the English department at the Modern Languages School of the same university.

With more than ten years of experience as a foreign language instructor - both in Venezuela and the United Kingdom - I have had the pleasure of teaching students ranging from preschoolers to undergraduates. I have also had the opportunity to publish in different academic journals, as well as presenting my work at regional and national conventions. As a researcher, I am strongly interested not only in exploring ways to incorporate ICT in the foreign language classroom, but also in studying the implications of developing cultural awareness skills while learning and teaching foreign languages. Since catering to my students’ needs and learning styles is mandatory for me as a foreign language instructor, I have also worked as a content creator for pedagogical purposes.

As a university lecturer, my main courses are devoted to developing English reading and writing skills in an academic context. Linguistics and language proficiency also play a major role in my classes, as well as cultural awareness and 21st century skills. Being a staff member of the Modern Languages School has also allowed me to work as a moderator for an online teacher training course related to the use of ICT for language teaching.

Teaching Approach

Regardless of the level I´m working with, my students’ needs come first. Errors are not only expected, but happily welcomed. They are not considered a hindrance to the language learning process, on the contrary, they provide excellent opportunities for analysing and reflecting on ways to improve communicative competence. Learning a language is much more than just learning grammar and pronunciation; it is about learning about its speakers’ culture too. Language and culture share a strong bond, and learning a foreign language can give us an insight into a foreign culture and, hopefully, also our own.

Detailed Profile in Spanish

About me

Mi nombre es Emma Palma y soy una venezolana amante de los idiomas. Desde mi pequeña, he sentido inclinación hacia familiarizarme con lenguas culturas extranjeras, al punto de determinar mi camino académico como instructora de lengua extranjera. Mi acercamiento hacia otras culturas ha sido a través de una combinación de lectura, interacción con hablantes de otras lenguas o, incluso, intentar participar en actividades que reflejen costumbres distintas a las mías, lo cual me permite no solamente explorar distintas visiones del mundo, sino también cuestionar y enriquecer la mía.

Qualifications & Experience

Soy licenciada en Idiomas Modernos egresada de la Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela, y actualmente soy estudiante de la maestría en Educación mención Informática y Diseño Instruccional de la misma universidad. Asimismo, hago vida en esta casa de estudios como profesora de inglés de la Escuela de Idiomas Modernos. Enseñar español no es territorio desconocido para mí, ya que he tenido la oportunidad de trabajar como tutora en línea para estudiantes extranjeros y tengo experiencia como asistente de conversación de lengua española en un colegio ubicado en el Reino Unido. En ambos casos, siempre busco incorporar las tecnologías de información y comunicación en mi práctica docente para así cumplir con las necesidades de mis estudiantes, bien sea a través de la curaduría de contenidos o de la creación de contenido propio con fines educativos. Además, es de suma importancia para mí resaltar que aprender una lengua va más allá de aprender gramática; es necesario introducir al estudiante en aspectos culturales que enriquezcan su proceso de aprendizaje.

Teaching Approach

Sin importar su edad, su género o su nivel de competencia comunicativa, el estudiante es el centro de mi práctica docente, la cual se basa en un enfoque comunicativo donde se pueda aplicar la información gramatical en un contexto lo más cercano a la realidad posible. Los errores son vistos como oportunidades para aprender y mejorar, no como elementos negativos que impiden el avance. A través de la práctica y la guía del instructor, todo estudiante puede mejorar su desempeño en español y, en el camino, conocer un poco más acerca de la cultura de sus hablantes nativos.

     

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