Perth, United Kingdom, PH1 5NA
Joined on July, 2013
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EducationI have a degree in English Studies and hold a Post-graduate Teaching Certificate (Secondary School) by the University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
I have just completed a BSc Honours in Social Sciences with the Open University.
In October I will start an MA in Applied Linguistic for Spanish Teaching.
ExperienceI have 7 years experience of working as a Spanish Lecturer in the UK where I work for Perth College. At the college I teach Spanish to young adult and adult students at different levels, from beginners to advance. I enjoy and have been successful in working with groups of people with a wide range of different backgrounds and abilities. I am an enthusiastic individual with a strong commitment to modern communicative approaches to language teaching. I believe in this post, I engage my students’ interest in learning about my home country, Spain, its language, and the diversity of its culture. I also expose them to the culture of other Spanish speaking countries.
In the past, I have been employed as a Spanish Teacher in Japan where I was teaching Spanish language to students, from 14 years old to adults, at all levels, using innovative material in language teaching mainly focused on multimedia environment.
Previously, I have worked as a Teacher for a College in Madrid (Escuela Politécnica Giner), Spain, where I taught Spanish Grammar and English following the national curriculum. The range of ages was from 14 years old to adult students.
I have several years of experience working as a private tutor, giving lessons to individuals and small groups. Previously I have taught, and at present I teach, lessons to reinforce the material students are covering at secondary school, in order to assist them with getting higher marks. I have previous teaching experience from when I worked for a language school in Madrid (Academy Street), Spain. I taught English to groups of primary and secondary students.
At the moment, I volunteer for MEAD (Minority Ethnic Access Development project) where I assist teaching English to a group of adult students of Chinese background.
HobbiesI am very sociable and relate well to people. My hobbies include gardening, cooking, reading and cinema. Cooking is one of my passions and for a few years I have been teaching cookery courses for Perth College. I am also very interested in topics related to the environment and sustainability.
I am keen on gardening. I have experience of working for the National Trust for Scotland. Part of my job consisted in organising and leading activities for children and young adults, including working with participants of the Duke of Edinburgh award. In the past I worked as a Countryside Ranger.
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