Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany (Spanish Language and Literature)
Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany (Master's)
/University of Utah (Master's)
My principal goal in teaching foreign languages is to contribute to other people’s growth. I want my students to expand their understanding of themselves, other cultures and concepts and give them the opportunity to develop their own individual skills and abilities. It is important for me to inspire my students to make their learning a life-long process. It is equally important to me to learn from my students and deepen my understanding in the fields of teaching and learning, and to develop and adapt the methods I use in foreign language teaching.
Our family has recently relocated to Utah County and I would love to tutor students in Spanish and German. I have taught English, Spanish and German in diverse instructional settings for approximately five years. Moreover, I am experienced with teacher mentoring and student counseling.
At the University of Utah I developed, instructed and graded upper and lower division German classes as a Teaching Assistant and Master T.A. Since 2009 I have been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish (ELE) and English (ESL) classes at the high school level in Germany. Moreover, I have experience teaching Spanish and English to adult students in a high school equivalency program.
During my combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in Spanish and English language and literature I participated in two study abroad programs in Spain and Mexico which allowed me to deepen my Spanish language skills and intercultural competence considerably. Thus I can act as a linguistic role model to my students and convey Latin American and Spanish culture. Likewise, as a native German I can teach German culture and language.
I hold a Master’s degree in Language Pedagogy from the University of Utah as well as a state-issued teaching license from Germany. The advanced course work in my teacher certification program and in the Master’s degree enabled me to gain extensive knowledge in the fields of second language acquisition and methods in foreign language teaching which I am eager to apply in my tutoring classes.
I am excited to meet you!
¡Nos vemos! Bis dann!
My principal goal in teaching foreign languages is to contribute to other people’s growth. I want my students to expand their understanding of themselves, other cultures and concepts and give them the opportunity to develop their own individual skills and abilities. It is important for me to inspire my students to make their learning a life-long
Tutoring place: American Fork Library.
Claudia was super patient and well organized. We came up with a strong game plan to teach my kids German. She only spoke German with them and had them repeat words that she was saying to solidify their knowledge of the words. We'll have a lot more sessions with her.
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