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With more than a decade of experience studying more than 5 different languages as a foreign language student myself, not only do I understand the responsibility of teaching a language, but more importantly, I recognize and relate to the precise requirements, concerns and challenges foreign language students face, and thus am able to provide a positive and motivating learning environment to meet all of their goals and needs.
I believe that learning a language is about more than just the grammar and the vocabulary; learning a language is about learning a culture, and this is a critical theme that I strive to incorporate into my lessons and teaching strategies to truly create an enjoyable, applicable, and relevant learning experience.
In Spanish language in particular, my formal academic background was composed of 5 years at the high school level, including AP Spanish 4 Language and AP Spanish 5 Literature. Since then, I have spent extensive time abroad in Spanish-speaking countries and working with Spanish-speaking colleagues and friends.
In total, I have more than 3 years of experience in providing conversational practice through English language immersion (mostly with younger children, ages 5-8) and 4+ years helping non-native English speakers to improve their writing.
With the Honor Society at my college in Switzerland, I participated in an after-school language program at the Sorengo Elementary School to teach the children English. In preparation for leading lessons, I received training in second-language learning theory. Based on the techniques I learned and practiced, I have developed a strong sense of what strategies are most effective.
As an official tutor at the college library of an international school in Switzerland, I also gained significant experience providing structured academic assistance to help ESL students to improve and develop their writing skills.
Highly recommended tutor — Arianne is helping my son with Spanish. She is on time, personable and prepared. My son said "I highly recommend Arianne! She challenges me each time but helps me find the right answers. I have really improved in my translations and I am more confident". ...
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