I am a Spanish native speaker with 22 years of teaching experience, both at high school and college level, here in the U.S. and abroad. I started my teaching career when I graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education and Comparative Literature from a South American Institution of higher education. Since relocating to the U.S. and while completing graduate studies-I hold an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature from a Midwestern University- I have been successfully teaching at the college level.
Findings in the field of second language teaching and learning have proved that learners need to focus on content (message) as well as on form (grammar & syntax.) Additionally, proficiency requires that the target language be used meaningfully. Consistent with those findings, I opt for an information-based approach and if your goal is to immerse yourself in the language, I will conduct the class almost exclusively in Spanish.
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