French teacher with six years of experience in French as a foreign language in Barcelona (Spain). I’m an energetic, passionate and open-minded professional who takes pride in her ability to successfully deliver and plan classroom lessons effectively within the National Curriculum and Schools subject plans. I’m concerned the skills and understanding of a range of teaching, learning, assessment and behaviour management strategies needed to make a positive impact on the progress of pupils. As a result, I promote iniciative to help pupils exploit their potential and motivate them to use French on a daily basis. I have good disposition to work in a team and adapt myself to a new environment. I’m looking for a career advancement opportunity at a school in USA. I’m able to teach spanich as a foreingn language.
What makes a good teacher is his ability to understand the requirements of the student. Sometimes a student think that he knows what are his mistakes. This is my aim to find and correct the mistakes the student is making but does not know.
From my experience as an economics teacher for high school students, a good relationship with the student allows to a better understanding characterized by relevant examples.
Also, the teacher has to adapt himself to the student’s level, going on step by step. By respecting the student or the students feel safe to express their knowledge, their feelings though learn how to respect the teacher and the other students.
My aim when I am teaching is to reach a high expectations, not only erasing the mistakes of the student but to bring him to a higher level.
Taking account about this fact, a good teacher has to be flexible when a lesson is not working by using other tools and examples to ensure that everyone is understanding the lesson.
From my experience, if the teacher must create a safe relationship with the students, he also must be the leader. A leader means the teacher is not the only one to talk but he is a leader when is creating a relevant discussion with students about the lesson. A lesson is not finished after a session, the student must make his homework after. He must understand that homework are useful for him and his understanding of the matter.
The last but not the least, a good teacher is also someone who loves to teach, to help the students. Being passionate about this work is mandatory and it allows the students to be inspired, to create new vocations.
This is my ideas and my experience as teacher.
What makes me a great teacher is my ability to make a student confident and comfortable with the relationship with me by using the right words and making a full check of the student, including the strengths and the weakness. It allows me to improve the strengths and to erase the weakness. By being professional, I am never going to make a tuition without preparing the lesson at home before. A lesson has to be well structured. Also by being motivated and enthusiastic about my job. It improves the probability to help very well the student and to keep a good relationship.
name: Ana Belén
With a diploma in Teaching training, a bachelor´s degree in Anthropology, a Master’s degree in Translation and interpreting and a Master´s degree in Applied Linguistic in Spanish as a foreign language, I would love to put my skills in your high school setting and I will try to describe you how below in this letter.
I have 8 years’ experience as a Spanish and French teacher and as a foreign language coordinator around France, Spain and the U.S.A. I have been teaching in a high school in Albuquerque, in the U.S.A. as well as at the Instituto Cervantes, which allow me to know and understand different systems and learning backgrounds. I am currently teaching as a Spanish assistant teacher in the University of Roehampton, London. This background has enabled me to develop a special rapport with different groups of population: among my students there are teenagers of different, nationalities, backgrounds and learning styles.
My philosophy of teaching foreign languages comes from my own personal experience as a student, a teacher and a traveler. I am the actual proof of how foreign languages increase your personal and professional chances of succeeding. My beliefs center around the following general ideas: (i) the target language should be used as much as possible in the classroom (ii) the teacher should make the importance and use of the target language clear to the students but without imposing it (iii) the teacher should make the class fun and enjoyable for the students (iv) the students should be as involved as possible. The use of technology, and the sports, hobbies and games I have been taking up during all my life (yoga, dance, and swimming, rock-climbing…) are an excellent way to ensure these goals and enhance the experience both for the teacher and the student in modern classrooms. I also believe that classroom instruction should focus on creating an environment as similar to immersion as possible. For example, teachers should make every effort to only use the target language and encourage students to realize that communication is the key, not perfect grammar. But the most important factor to consider is the beneficiaries targeted; help them to get confident about their language skills to reach their goals without forgetting their individual needs as students and people. That’s my objective and the reason why I want to be part of your community of learners.
My own personal experience as a student, tutor, and teacher. This has make me understand the way languages are learn, mixing personal feelings, motivation level and most important, understand the language as a tool to develop your professional carrier, your social network and to enjoy and life the Hispanic culture . This has guided me to actively consider the methods used by my own teachers and collages as well as to monitor the progress of students I helped or taught developing a one-to-one path of communication and a assertive personality.
Name of the teacher: Martina
I’m a qualified Italian Teacher and I have recently completed my teacher training at the Italian Cultural Institute in London.
I’ve always been interested in other cultures, languages and countries that’s the reason why I have decided to take my graduation in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, studying French, English and Arabic.
I think that my enthusiasm in teaching Italian comes from the love for my country and the need to spread the main sides of our beautiful culture to people from different part of the world.
The student during each lesson has to be actively involved in the process of learning through the use of authentic sources like songs, audio, video, games, etc.. in order to enjoy himself while learning.
I’ve always had the idea that each student has to feel confident during the learning process and one of the most important things that a teacher has to do is to build with his students a sort of friendship in which they are not afraid to ask or make mistakes, they have to relax and don’t feel any kind of pressure.
Teacher name: Daniela
I am highly interested in sharing my knowledge, education and experience in the UK.
I have worked with kids from all backgrounds and taught for the last 5 years, adults and children.
I am specialized in French, and know the curriculum for grades 1-7 for any subject.
I believe that reading is the greatest tool of knowledge and in critical thinking formation, I believe that the highest education one can have is educating their heart in order to have their mind in harmony with their soul.
Every time I see a child improving their self esteem, when I see their wings grow and see how much they can achieve, it brings joy in knowing I could make a difference. In that moment I know I’ve achieved something bigger than me, I made a difference. I teach for the reason to make a difference. I have been also helping students with lack of confidence, with weak results in school, with lack of focus for the last three years and every time I see them more confident, eager to learn more, to see education as a friend in building their future and character for me it suffice. I have been so gratefully lucky teach in a diverse community with kids from different backgrounds, as I am a firm believe in multiculturalism and diversity and encourager.
My why results from wanting to make a difference. I know I have been a helping hand, I know a child has more confidence and knows more, trust himself/ herself more and his /her capacities, wants to learn more, develop their knowledge in a foreign language (French), that for me is an accomplishment.
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I have a BA in foreign Languages, majoring in French / English.
I have been volunteering for 2 years in Canada to aid New Immigrants integrate in workplace, environment and cultural differences.
I have over 4 years experience in technology.
I have A CPR/ First AID and I am also a dance/ yoga instructor for children to create a balanced health, mind and spirit education.
Teacher name: MARIA
In the past 5 years I’ve been working a lot in private tuition of several pupils, aged from 10 to 18, teaching them various subjects but especially languages (English, Spanish and French). I’m Italian mothertongue and I’ve just graduated in Chinese, so I would love to teach all these languages. Throughout my academic career I’ve met some amazing languages teachers who made me love learning foreign languages as much as the relative cultures. That’s why I would love to transmit the same passion to my tutees, always finidng some new approches to stimulate them according to their characters.
I’m young, cheerful and smily, and according to my experience with teachers that always helps! I’m prepared aswell though, because as I said, learning and later on teaching languages have always been part of my life.
Teacher name: Anna
Teaching by having fun, but in a professional way. I enjoy doing it, therefore I encourage my students to take as much as they can from my lessons. Using different exercises (reading, speaking, listening, writing) I try to diversify every lesson and give a great satisfaction to students. I also introduce them in real life in France (e.x. culture, customs)
My teaching experience: I taught in Poland from the beginning of my studies. It was mostly French in-home (intermediate level), as well as English at student’s home (2 girls aged 14 and 17). Now I teach French via Skype (one boy from Norway, one men from Switzerland and three girls from Poland; beginner and intermediate level). I worked also in Private School in Poland as a Tutor; holding Master’s Degree in French Philology
Great communication skills, ability to encourage people to work and to gain new knowledge, patience, energy, punctually and professionalism
There are three basic divisions in the European Framework for Languages
A Basic Speaker
B Independent Speaker
C Proficient Speaker
These are subdivided into six levels
B2 Upper Intermediate
The European Framework for Languages describes what each level entails in detail. According to these guidelines, there are the following reading, writing, listening, and speaking guidelines for each level
A1 Beginner speakers can use and understand commonly used expressions and basic phrases that are related to satisfying particular needs. Speakers in this level can also introduce themselves and answer very basic questions about themselves. Beginner speakers can interact in a limited manner if the other person helps them and speaks slowly.
A2 Elementary speakers can follow sentences and phrases about common subjects, such as directions, employment, restaurants, and shopping. Speakers in this level can communicate simply and directly and can describe their environment, basic needs, and basic aspects of their background in very simple terms.
B1 Intermediate speakers can follow the basics of a conversation dealing with familiar, everyday matters. Speakers in this level can handle common situations that may be encountered if traveling to the area where the language is used. Intermediate level users are also expected to be able to write basic texts with simple grammar on topics in which they are interested or knowledgeable. They can also describe events and explain their opinions and ambitions.
B2 Upper intermediate speakers can glean the main idea from a complicated text, especially technical text related to their particular expertise. Speakers in this level should be able to interact with a native speaker without noticeable strain. Their writing should be detailed and with the capacity to explain their opinion and to clearly state their reasoning and different possible options.
C1 Advanced speakers can understand most texts and can make connections related to aspects implicit in the text they are reading. When speaking, users in this level should be able to talk fluently without having to search for words or expressions repeatedly or obviously. Their language should be flexible and with the capacity to provide text that is not only detailed and correct but also with a use of different linguistic devices such as connectors or organizers.
C2 Mastery is achieved when the speaker can understand anything that is listened to or read and can draw effective paraphrases from complex sources as well as being able to construct a coherent text or presentation from various sources. Speakers in this level should be able to use their language in complex situations spontaneously, flexibly, and understanding subtle changes in meaning.
Say that you have put in the considerable effort necessary in getting your GCSE, a University Degree, or an A level in a particular language. However, actually learning a language is only the beginning, it is often just as difficult to keep your language skills from getting rusty. That’s because languages require immersion and constant use. Otherwise, you are apt to forget a lot of your vocabulary and also have problems retaining your fluency. That is where language conversation classes come in! Even if you live in a country where you cannot practice your second language, language conversation classes can help you practice your skills and make sure that they are not forgotten due to lack of use.
Language conversation classes are also great for intermediate and advanced speakers looking for a less structured course. Often, at the advanced levels there are little alternatives but official courses designed to prepare students for some kind of accreditation, exam, or diploma. However, many people do not want that, they may simply want to practice their second language in a relaxed environment without the pressure of an examination. While you can do a lot of things to practice your skills on your own (for example, watching TV in a foreign language, watching foreign films, travelling frequently, and reading the news in a second language,) these kinds of activities are only effective up to a point. Eventually you are going to want to have real live speakers to interact with.
While regular language conversation classes are often hard to find, speakers in London have access to a great service within easy reach. These kinds of courses will usually be quite open ended and will typically last from two to three months with one or two weekly sessions. They do not need to be too often as the whole point of language conversation classes is simply to practice an already acquired skill, rather than learning a whole new language. Because of this, they are often also considerably more accessible than traditional language courses. Best of all, language conversation classes tend to be a lot of fun, more of a guided social gathering where you will meet interesting people, learn new things, and practice fun activities while at the same time keeping your second language skills from stagnating. Remember constant practice is the best way to keep your acquired language skills polished. Do not let your years of hard work go to waste because of lack of practice, look for a language conversation class today!
If you are learning Spanish as second language and if you are attending an evening course you should read this brief guide to avoid the most common mistakes that student do.
This can be the main problem for many students. Someone a lot of enthusiasm and then it comes a time that it is not possible to attend the class. In this case the students feel that if they missed something important and they will not be able to continue the course. This is not aways the case as the Spanish tutors at our school are very well prepared to deal with this sort of situations. They will do whatever in their hands to help you to catch up with extra home work, email support.Our classes are always of a very manageable size so the teacher can customise the lesson to your needs. Our suggestion is that if you missed some classes you should contact your teacher immediatly and keep attending as much as you can, you will see that even if you missed one lessons but you keep up with the rest of classes you will soon catch up with the rest of the group.
Arriving late at your classes.
Time keeping is important for everyone, and arriving constantly late to the lessons wil lead to frustration, yours and that of the other people in class. So it is well worth to make an effort and arrive on time. This will enable you to cacth th lessons from the beginning without missing anything important. We understand that everyone is London is very busy however with some planning you will see that lateness can be easily corrected.
First impact and shock.
Some students find hard to find themselves in class where they find hard to follow what it is being said in a foreign language. This happen if you never had any contact with the Spanish culture or Spanish language sound. Our classes are based on the communicative method and our aim it is to deliver them in the target language, of course the difficulty is gradual and the teacher is trained to give you instructions in Spanish and he or she will make sure that you understand with drawings, mimes, and pictures. In short the student should not be afraid of letting the teacher know about any issue related to comprehension.
Spanish it is too different and many rules do not make sense.
Some students think the above and just stop learning as they see dealing with a different culture too difficult. Learning a language will require you to leave some concepts that you accept for granted behind, it is about being open to other cultures. Spanish words will have feminine and masculine ending, and they will change if they singular or plural. It might take time to grasp these abstract concepts but it is not that difficult after all.
Lack of confidence.
Sometimes, we see students in the Spanish course who think that they are worse off than the other student in the class, If this is the case they will be shy and they will not try to speak in the class. However you should compare your achievement only with yourself. Only your progress matter, since everyone is learning at a different pace.