Bernat Spanish Teacher in South London

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As a graduate teacher of International House, I thrive when I am challenged to think creatively. I have created lessons that engage all learners, by applying proven teaching methods and emerging technologies. Especially where, the effective use of mobile technology in learning is an important part of today’s society.

I also believe that my background would specifically suit teaching at your school. Specifically, as a former Customer Relations Advocate I have extremely good advisory skills and would bring this attention to detail to the students.

Spanish Teacher in South London

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Teacher name: Pamela 

I have several years teaching Spanish as foreign language. I started teaching before finish the university in a school in my town called Inkas del Peru.The lessons were very intensive four hours a day , well those students took lessons for 2, 3, 4 or five weeks, so I could see the progress they were making every week, it was amazing because in two weeks they could actually communicated with people on the street , not perfect but they could do things by themselves, that made me so content.
After few years i moved to Spain and then I moved to Germany,there I worked as Spanish teacher in 3 public schools for adults called Volkshochschule, I worked since 10/2010-03/2013 then my husband got a fantastic Job here in London then we moved here in 04/2014. I recently finished a CLTA course (Spanish Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults CLTA) at International House London. I have worked using different teaching approaches for example Grammar translation approach, direct method and the last that I learned in the CLTA course The Communicative approach or method. In Germany I taught using the grammar translation approach, in Germany the grammar is very important that must be because when you learn German as foreign language it is very important to get to know the grammar very well in order to create a sentence. When I made my lesson plan I didn’t have to be really specific in what i was going to teach that day. I explained all the rules and the instructions in German, so it was not so difficult for the students to get the idea of what was about the theme, because I mostly talked to them in German, but it was because the headteacher asked me to do it that way. When i worked in Peru teaching spanish was a very rich experience because i developed my “own” teaching approach , I even designed the students book.

For me to be a great teacher is someone that never stops trying, never stops learning and never stops caring about the students.There is never a truly answer for us. Teaching is a vocation of the heart, teaching is my passion. A great teacher is capable to inspire his/her students to achieve their goals.A great teacher constantly praises and encourages efforts also goes above and beyond for the students and the school. A great teacher tries to know better each student and learn about student’s weaknesses and strengths in order to help them to improve or get better.

Qualified native Italian teacher in central London

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Teacher name: Laura 

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I am a qualified Italian native teacher.
I have been teaching Italian for over 12 years .I taught at University for 3 years and at the Foreign Office for 2 years. I am still currently teaching at City Lit, and at the Bishopsgate Institute. At City Lit and at the Bishopsgate Institute, I am teaching Italian to adults at all levels.I am doing ILT training courses and incorporating new technologies in my classes. I have mixed ability classes and have to differentiate between students by giving them different tasks.
At the foreign office, I taught intensive Italian courses to diplomats. I prepared and taught intensive tailored courses for diplomats assigned to Italy for work.
At Goldsmith University, I taught Italian from beginners to advanced business level. Group sizes varied from 6 to 15.I prepared lesson plans and schemes of work. I regularly met with colleagues to evaluate our progress. We observed and assessed each other while teaching to get regular feedback. I, therefore, gained a lot from working within a team.
I have 13 years of experience in private tuition. I have been teaching mainly to adults, but I also taught for 3 years children and teenagers.
I mainly use the communicative method and the choice of activities is essential and has to suit the topic chosen for that day. I believe that it is important to have a clear start to the lesson – students need to know what they are being taught (i.e.the objectives of the lesson need to be clarified upfront).
I always alternate the 4 skills (listening, writing, reading and speaking). Plus, I do lots of role plays, games and group discussions.
In 1985–1989 University Degree in English and Italian Language and Literature
In Sept. 2004 – June 2005 University Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults (CLTA). The course included extensive teaching practice each week throughout the whole year at Goldsmith University.
For beginners and elementary students I use “ Nuovo Espresso 1” “ Nuovo Espresso2” ““Rapidamente”, also, support books like: “ Grammatichiamo, Contatti” . These are just some of the books I use. Plus, my own material, authentic material, videos, flash cards, cue cards,Power Point, Electronic Smart Board etc…For intermediate students, I have my own material, plus books like “Linea Diretta” and “ Espresso 3”. For advanced students I use newspapers and magazines articles, “Magari” Authentic material and my own material.

I do think that is important that a teacher loves what he/she does and that she /he has a positive attitude towards the subject taught and towards the students and their work. I love teaching my language, and I do so by using modern teaching techniques in a friendly, fun and efficient way. I tailor my lessons to meet the needs of my students, whether my students are learning Italian for leisure, business, or academic reasons. I am flexible, patient and enthusiastic, and I always bring variety to my lessons by using different teaching methods in order to keep my students active and motivated. I am highly organised, interested in my students and I always create a positive atmosphere, where students feel valued and encouraged to participate. In fact, a relaxed and at the same time well integrate class, in which students respect one another’s opinions and work well together as a team is of a paramount importance to me. I always differentiate in my classes and assess my students in each activity; I am able to anticipate specific and individual problems. I plan my lessons accurately, with lesson plans and schemes of work. I always try to create lessons that are enjoyable and stimulating. I am professional and I always try to strike the right balance between teacher and student talk, but, generally, my classes are “student centred”.