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French

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £40.00

English

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £40.00

Spanish

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Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £40.00

Portuguese

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Hello. My name is Leonor, I am from Spain.
I am a teacher of languages as I love my profession and find teaching more a pleasure than a job. I have discovered that teaching is a two way experience where the teacher often learns as much from the students as the students learn from the teacher. For me, teaching languages is a very rewarding experience.

I am especially passionate about my native language, the Spanish language. I love not only the expressive beauty of the written Spanish, but the enchanting, musical sound and rhythm of spoken Spanish. The magic of the language of Cervantes is one of the reasons I have dedicated my life to the study of languages, especially the Spanish language.

Besides a passion for languages and linguistics, I like also enjoy traveling, exploring, and tracing the roots of human history and civilization. I am especially fascinated by ancient history. Last summer, for example, I spent weeks in Segovia, Spain, exploring such wonders as the magnificent Roman Aqueduct that still, more 2000 years after its construction, brings water to the city of Segovia. A true engineering masterpiece.
I am especially fond tracing the legacy of the Roman Empire across Spain, such Roman Ruin's a Baelo-Claudia.

At present, I live and work in the sunniest city of England. A small paradise situated in the south of the country. A region of the country whose old castles and plentiful history keep me in contact with the continuing story of my adopted home.

Teaching Experience:

Several years of experience as a teacher of modern languages (Spanish, English, Italian, French… ) for all ages, from children to adults. My students find my approach and tecnique very effective. References are available on request.

Ten years of experience by teaching languages via internet, a focus of my Masters Degrees.

►Present: Teacher of languages online/offline.

►2002-Prs: Freelance online/offline teacher of Spanish (GCSE, A Levels, Adults, University).

►2011-Prs: Academic director for Cervantes Ltd school of languages and translation, UK.

►2008-11: Spanish tutor teaching at several schools around Eastbourne (Oclynge, Stafford Junior school, St Thomas a Becket…).

►2007: "ALMENARA HIGH SCHOOL" and "GLORIA FUERTES PRIMARY SCHOOL":
Evenings: I used to teach Spanish.
Mondays and Wednesdays: I taught English, Italian and French at the Secondary school "Almenara",
located in Guadiaro, Spain.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: I taught Spanish for foreigners, in three different groups and levels (pre-school, primary school, adult classes). All these classes were delivered at "Gloria Fuertes" school, also located in Guadiaro.

►2007: ROTGER ACADEMY.
Collaborator, teacher, and manager in the Spanish Department. There I developed the quarterly and annual syllabus for teachers at this academy. My duties included problem resolution, lesson preparation, and substantial contributions to the development of course material (books, reports, etc… ). I was responsible of teacher ´ communication (in English and Spanish), and customer service. There were four Spanish teachers, two English teachers and one French teacher under my direction.

►2006: ALGECIRAS AND LA LINEA´ TOWN HALLS:
I worked four months in different educational workshops, offered throughout the academic year. I was involved in delivering all level socio-cultural workshops, from primary to secondary schools. This included a tour of every primary and secondary school in Algeciras, Spain, as well as schools in La Linea, Spain. Workshops were based on a method for developing an early interest in science to children, by means of hands on interaction, using such projects as Doctor Fu-Fús, Bubbles, Anti-tobacco, Recycling, and Why do Ships Float?

►2005: COORDINADORA ABRIL:
Children´s mentor at a Children Organization called APRIL. My duties included education, conflict resolution, providing teaching support at the Unitary School, organizing and realizing tasks of leisure, development of healthy habits for children, etc… It lasted six months.

Teaching Approach:

My "learn Spanish using your English" book:
I have developed new intuitive rules never seen before about teaching and learning Spanish . These rules are so important and effective that I will promise you to understand the Spanish language after reading it (without nonsense grammar and tiring memorisation methods), as you never understood this before. You will not believe it!!
My methodology is based on the Direct Method.
This is a technique of teaching a foreign languages without reference to the students native language. This method of total immersion has been proven to be the most effective means of rapidly developing real language skills. Therefore, in my Spanish class we will speak only Spanish. In my English classes we will speak only English from the very beginning. This method, the "direct method" is recognized as one of the best methods for language instruction and currently used around the world. With this method, students quickly develop the ability to think in their new language. This approach is both easy and satisfying. Student progress is quite rapid. By testing a students current level and acquiring a knowledge of student interests, it is possible to develop lessons specifically tailored to the student. Students progress at their own pace in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere. With my method, students will begin speaking their new foreign language from the very first lesson (guaranteed), even if they have never spoken a word of their new language before.

One of the most famous advocates of the Direct Method was the German, Charles Berlitz, whose schools and Berlitz Method are world-renowned.

Tired with boring memorization?
Do you find formal grammars tiresome and less
than effective?
COME AND TRY MY METHOD, THE DIRECT METHOD!

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Native Language: Spanish
Additional Languages: English (British), French, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • England Teacher Council (2008) - 3. Qualified Teacher Status in England. (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Leon University, Spain (2008) - 2. Master Degree in Spanish Expertise. University of León (Castilla León), in Spain. (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Cadiz University, Spain (2005) - 1. Bachelor Degree in Teaching English. University of Cadiz, in Spain. (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Several (2004) - 4. Several courses about teaching languages methods. I am a member of ELE Congress (Spanish as a Foreign Language). (Professional) (✔ On File)

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