My name is Ana. I am an English and Spanish teacher with more than fifteen years of work experience in education, mainly in the area of languages.
Talking about my qualifications, I hold a master in “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” and a “Degree in Teaching”. Additionally, I have studied a recognized course in “Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language” provided by International House. Therefore,I have a deep knowledge of both languages in terms of lexis, structure or phonology and I consider myself as a good communicator.
In regard to my teaching career, I am currently teaching Spanish at Macquarie University of Sydney.
I am also working at two different training centres, “Wea Sydney” and “Sydney Community College” as a Spanish and English teacher for adults. Besides have collaborated with “Instituto Cervantes”, which is the The Official Spanish Language Centre in Australia and it is attached to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Besides,
Back in Spain, I have taught Spanish and English to adults in different training centres and I have worked in Pre-schools and Primary Schools in Barcelona and London.
I would define my teaching style as a functional, motivating and fun. I use a communicative approach in my classes combined with gamification (games)
The communicative is based on the idea that learning language comes through having to communicate real meaning. Therefore, learners are involved in real communication, which will allow them to learn to use the language. I also love using interactive games as a part of my teaching style. I believe that learning comes naturally from motivation, and students of any age have shown me throughout my professional career that there is not a better way to learn than to have fun.
In terms of my personality, I am an agreeable, eager and open-minded person who loves travelling and socialising with people. I possess good communicative and social skills and I work well in a team environment. Moreover, I like undertaking new challenges in life which is the main reason that has encouraged me to move to Australia, the country where I am currently living.