Information About Tamara - Leeds teacher - (10 reviews)
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I am a teacher of Spanish from Madrid with nine years of experience. I am currently living in Bath as my husband was offered a job at University of Bath.
I studied Hispanic Philology and I did a MA in Spanish Language. I am writing my PhD focus on the field of teaching Spanish as a second language.
I have been working as a teacher of Spanish Language and Literature in different academic sectors from 2005, so I have experience on working in different academic systems and with various profiles of students. Specifically I taught Spanish Language and Literature for three years in a high quality school in Warsaw (José Martí), Poland, thanks to an agreement between the Spanish Government and some bilingual schools of countries in East Europe. I also taught Spanish at Eton College, UK, therefore I am very familiar with the education system in UK.
At José Martí I also was the coordinator of Spanish, which means that I carried out functions of coordination, communication and implementation of joint projects between the school and the Ministry of Education of Spain.
During my years in Poland I also taught Spanish at Cervantes Institute of Warsaw.
I worked in different research projects under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Anula Rebollo. At that time, besides the researching tasks, I organized some literature workshop with texts that were adapted for students of Spanish from the collection “Fácil lectura”, Sgel. I am the author of two books of that collection: Leyendas, by Bécquer, and Doña Bárbara, by Rómulo Gallegos.
I base my lessons on the communicative approach. However, I sincerely believe that exercises from the structural approach are essential in order to systematize the use of the language. We have to be aware that a second language is not assimilated by our brain in the same way that the native tongue. Therefore, I use to do activities intended to speak and listen at class and to send as homework activities that help to understand and integrate the Spanish grammar structure and vocabulary.
Additional Languages: English (British), Polish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Autonomous University of Madrid (2008) - Master of Spanish Language (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University “Complutense” of Madrid (2007) - Course of Pedagogical Aptitude (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Autonomous University of Madrid (2005) - Spanish Studies BA (College) (✔ On File)
- University of Antonio Nebrija (2005) - Spanish Teaching Course (Other) (✔ On File)
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I would happily recommend her to any new learner of Spanish.
I am very grateful for your help and kindness.