¡Hola! Me llamo Eva Ibarra. I am a native Spanish speaker from Guanajuato, Mexico. I am currently a language teacher in college, I teach Spanish and French. I love teaching in a classroom and online, which I have done since 2011. I have students from all over the world and I love to learn about their cultures and their lives, which has allowed me to develop different teaching methods and strategies. I provide customized lessons to meet each learner’s individual needs and goals. I am also an experienced DELE training instructor and I pride myself on my student’s high success rate.
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I have been a language teacher since 2011 and a Spanish teacher for more than 15 years.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Literature and a Master’s degree in Latin American Literature. I am currently studying a specialization in Translation.
2014-Currently- I work as a French and Spanish teacher at the Universidad de Guanajuato, where I also teach a training course for the DELE certification exam.
2016-2018- I worked for CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) during their Summer Abroad Program in Mexico, where I was in charge of instructors training and curriculum as well as teaching.
2016-2017- I worked in France for a year teaching Spanish in High School. (Lycée Aristide Briand, Saint-Nazaire.)
2000-2012 I have worked in many schools and language institutes as a teacher, instructor coordinator and curriculum designer. I have designed textbooks for intensive Spanish courses.
I am constantly attending courses to learn new teaching techniques and technologies.
My areas of interest are Arts, Humanities, Science, Gender Studies, Translation and Politics. I am also a volunteer translator for NGO’s in different countries and with the UN program Online Volunteering.
I work with all kinds of students from all countries and backgrounds, my teaching methods are flexible. I also provide my own cultural experience to the lessons, which I believe is a personal and unique contribution to the learning process.
I use the trial lesson to get to know my student and to identify his/her areas of interest and style of learning. I believe in teaching with a Communicative Approach and I focus on developing the four language abilities as well: speaking, reading, listening and writing.
I always put myself in the shoes of the learner and I think about the lesson I would like to have: a balance between fun and effective learning. I do believe learning a language should be fun, but also taken seriously. I want my students to make the most of their time during the online lesson, so I provide materials and (if requested) assignments beforehand, so during our time together, we can focus on speaking, answering questions and practically use the vocabulary/grammar. The online experience makes learnng very flexible, diverse and fun, with all materials (videos, textbooks, flashcards, games...) available to everyone.
I teach adults (18-100 years old).