Information About Ursula - Ursula
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I am a 38 year-old Chilean-teacher and I hold the Professional Degree of Preschool teacher (it is a professional career in Chile) and the Academic Degree or Bachelor in Education. I studied 4 full time years in the "Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile". I have lived in Ireland for the last 9 years and I have being working as an Spanish teacher for the las 7. I am happily married and I have a 18 month old little boy. I enjoy teaching kids as much as teaching adults. Since Spanish is my first language it is very comfortable and it feels really natural for me to teach it.
In Chile I worked mainly as a Pre-school teacher, but since I arrived to Ireland I have being teaching spanish grinds and spanish for adult in VTO and VEC. As I said before I enjoy both.
Approach to Grinds:
In my personal experience learning a second language I have find that the key to learn more and more effectively is to develop certain security. I think that firstly you need to learn the language in a way you can manage to communicate in a simple way what you want to communicate and in a later stage you can dedicate yourself to polish it. In my experience teaching spanish I have found that to focus in the perfecting the language in an early stage only contributes to discourage the student making him feel he is not able to achieve what has being required. That is why is so important to determine the level of the student and step back a little bit to cement the bases and to build the knowledge form there on. Finally, grammar is an important part of a language but speaking is fundamental to be able to move forward, is a quicker way of learning and we retain it much easier that written things. So I give a lot of time to conversation, trying to talk about interesting or cultural things and current affairs.
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References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- Vtos Letterfrac (2005) - Reception and Comunications (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (2000) - Preschool teacher bachelor of education (Professional) (✘ Not On File)