San Diego State University (Spanish)
San Diego State University (Master's)
My name is Jennifer R. and I am currently a student in the Spanish Master's Program at San Diego State University. Through this program I have been able to enjoy the opportunity to be a part time teacher at this same institution where I have developed my great passion for teaching Spanish. For two years now, I have been working with Spanish students at different levels including: beginner, intermediate and advance.
The focus of my teaching method is communication to enable students to understand and produce language in real life contexts, which to me is the best part of being a teacher/tutor; helping my students to communicate in a meaningful way. Although I am aware and understand that all students have different learning goals, I enjoy helping them to actually understand the language they are learning which may sparkle a greater interest in Spanish beyond being able to pass a class.
Aside from my passion about teaching Spanish I can honestly relate and empathize with students learning another language because I myself have experienced this feeling first hand. I have been living in San Diego for more than seven years now, but I once came here without knowing a word in English so I had to work very hard to learn the official language. For this reason, I know how difficult and sometimes even frustrating learning a another language can be and because of that I love to encourage my student's confidence and comfort with the subject.
Having learned English from the bottom helped me to realize that English and Spanish were not so different as I once thought and this made me become interested in learning more about both languages to help others who struggle in between the two. In fall 2014 I became a certified translator and interpreter which has helped me to have a better comprehension of both languages at different levels of its structures, this has enabled me to use techniques such as the proper use of English in Spanish teaching to help students understand and internalize the concepts better.
My name is Jennifer R. and I am currently a student in the Spanish Master's Program at San Diego State University. Through this program I have been able to enjoy the opportunity to be a part time teacher at this same institution where I have developed my great passion for teaching Spanish. For two years now, I have been
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