Arizona State University (Master's)
Arizona State University (Graduate Coursework)
I was born in Colombia South America and Spanish is my first language. I have a MA in Spanish Linguistics from Arizona State University. I was successfully teaching and tutoring different Spanish levels for undergraduate and graduate students at ASU and currently a variety of clients from Berlitz Language Institute. Also,I have experience teaching children,youth,and adults. I am a certified Spanish translator as well.
Teaching and learning a language is a challenge for teachers and students, because second language acquisition is quite a complex process. Language teachers need to be able to choose from multiple teaching options that are in the professional literature and find out which of these choices are best.
Teaching Spanish language to university students at ASU has enriched my experience as a language teacher. During the years I have learned from them what teaching approaches and methodologies are more effective, and in general, I found that if they like the activity they learn faster.
As a native Spanish speaker, I place emphasis on pronunciation, especially the pronunciation of cognates. Most of my students say they appreciate my efforts to teach them how to pronounce well, and they feel they are doing better by the end of the semester. For me it is very satisfactory when in their evaluation they say that they learned, because I helped them to reach their goals. I was born in Colombia South America and Spanish is my first language. I have a MA in Spanish Linguistics from Arizona State University. I was successfully teaching and tutoring different Spanish levels for undergraduate and
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