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Laura is very proficient with coaching English as a second language. She will teach you the skills to interact with people (e.g.: in your line of business when you are in their country) who speak other languages. The skills include learning to be comfortable with the second language, and not just with the words themselves.
I have been taking Spanish lessons with Cristobal for coming up on a year and French lessons for the past 6 months or so. While I am sure that there are plenty of choices for tutoring this may be the only teacher I have had that I can honestly say has far superior methodology versus all my other professors. I don't say this lightly either, I say this coming from years of experience with other teachers in various settings. Just to give a little background, I studied Spanish for 3 years in high school, then studied in Mexico at a vocational school in a completely immersed environment (living with a host family of non-English speakers) far from the reaches of most gringos in a small city called Cuernavaca. I have worked with native Spanish speakers that speak very little English for 10+ years, studied Spanish in college for 4 semesters, and even studied with Professor William Slavin for two years in weekly private sessions, a local scholar who spoke English, Spanish, French, ,Italian, Portuguese, and Hebrew. While Slavin's approach was very thorough, Cristobal's approach is practical, more natural, and aimed at speaking. Ole! Spanish School isn't just another business in the sea, it's a place with an authentic philosophy and a natural approach to language learning. To make the experience even better, his rates are super reasonable and he has a very easy going personality that creates a relaxed environment. His positive ratings exist for a reason.
Re-learning a language involves hearing it spoken. I need to hear it from a person face to face, so that I can improve my ability to understand meaning, context and intent, and respond verbally. Rodrigo conducts these sessions in Spanish, and he anchors them in to real life in several ways. By talking about usage, by discussing the language and its use in different countries, or its use in various contexts, like business meetings, and by using readings of current engaging articles and focusing on verbs and tenses. No improvements to recommend to date.
I have only had one session with Cristobal so far. However, he seems passionate and very capable of teaching the language. His prices seems very fair and I can't wait to continue!
Hi! I am Irina V. Nikitina, Associate Professor at the School of Interpreting and Translation of the State Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Extensively working in the field of translation and interpreting, I have engaged Marina Sokolova in many translation projects as a freelance translator and editor in both Russian and English. Marina has excellent qualifications required for the job. With MA in Second Language Studies (USA) and English Language Pedagogy (UK), as well as such well-established certificates as CELTA (Cambridge English Language Teacher for Adults), Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Language Teaching, she makes a truly valuable contribution to a solid team of translators that I closely cooperate with. In every project Marina has been part of or has lead, she has demonstrated a set of qualities that are truly valuable for a professional: authentic and idiomatic language, broad outlooks, inquisitiveness, accuracy, commitment to deadlines, meticulousness, flexibility and responsiveness. Marina has deep knowledge and wide experience in the following areas: business correspondence, general documentation, academic, fiction. Her translations are always proofread and never require double check. I frequently address Marina to get her expert opinion on various linguistic matters both in Russian and English and find her approach to the job of translation and editing truly passionate.
Victoria was AMAZING! She has such a fun personality and is really easy to get along with. If you're having any sort of issues with your resume, or want to switch career paths, she is the perfect person to help you. She has some serious creative writing skills and can take a bad resume and turn it into an amazing one in no time at all. Highly recommend!
Jack is open minded, truly interested in different cultures and provides a lot of language exercises. Our conversation classes were great.
I have not played in about 30 years and felt kind of funny wanting to take lessons again. Suzanne is very encouraging and has helped me find my joy of the piano again. I am so happy!
I got to know of Chhavi Porwal through a friend, who had been very happy with her experience with her. I hired Chhavi to teach English as a second language to a cousin. Since she is bilingual certified, she was able to relate very well to the student, and within just 6 weeks of tutoring, his English fluency, grammar and pronunciation improved remarkably as did his confidence. Chhavi is a very dependable, experienced ESL tutor. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn/ improve their English.
Loubna was outstanding! I have tried other tutors but they don't compare to her abilities! Thank you Lou for teaching me ;-)
Giulia is amazing! I struggle with learning languages and she is the best person to be there to help! She has the lessons personalized and knows exactly how to help through each step of learning the language!
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I teach from basic to intermediate Spanish for working and traveling abroad. I've studied and traveled in Mexico. I have BA and concentration in Spanish. For 14 years, I've worked in various bilingual positions.
OUR MISSION To enrich the American education system, helping children discover the world through language, culture, and connections. OUR VISION Language Adventures will change the way children see our multilingual world by fostering an early love and curiosity for other languages and cultures through innovative and engaging education methods. OUR TEAM Language Adventures teachers all have degrees in education, language, or both. They speak Spanish natively and have extensive experience in the classroom with children of all ages. Our curriculum team uses only the most recent research in early childhood education and language acquisition, as well as their many years of experience in full-immersion classroom settings. Preschool Adventure classes For children ages three through five, we capitalize on their increased desire for independence. At this age, children are able to learn through social play. This is why Preschool Adventure classes focus on role-play activities, competitions, and collaborative projects. Our small class sizes allow our native-Spanish-speaking teachers to engage the group as a whole, as well as address the individual needs of each child through one-on-one interaction. Elementary Adventure classes Kids ages five to eight still love being silly, but they also crave guidance in reading and writing as well as instructions for more complex games and puzzles. For this age group, we strike the perfect balance between academic challenges and getting kids to giggle, all while immersing them in the Spanish language. Preteen Adventure classes As children approach the end of the “window of opportunity” for acquiring a language naturally, they require a slightly more focused method of language instruction. In these classes, we tackle the written language and a wide variety of vocabulary and grammar structures without ever resorting to instruction in English or rote memorization. Our Private Spanish Classes Private classes are a great way to ensure that your child is achieving their specific goals with a high level of attention and interaction from a native speaker at the most convenient location for you. Our world-class teachers who excel in larger groups also make some of the best one-on-one or small group tutors out there. Spanish Classes at your school It couldn’t be easier to add a Language Adventures program to your school’s curriculum. Our native Spanish teachers seamlessly integrate themselves into your school’s community and can provide as many classroom hours as your school needs. All they need from you is a place to teach. Spanish Excellence at your School Here are only a few of the benefits of working with Language Adventures to meet your school’s language learning goals: Tailored to your school We bring our innovative curriculum and customize it to fit your school’s needs. Our programs can be added right into the school day or offered as an extracurricular enrichment activity before school, after school, or during lunch. We use a specific method that we adapt to each class’s age range, size, and skill level. Only the best teachers All of our Spanish teachers are native-speakers with extensive experience in early childhood education. Since our entire team uses Language Adventures’ research-based curriculum, each teacher is able to focus on delivering lessons that meet each child’s needs and result in consistent impressive results. Helpful support staff Set up a meeting today with a member of our School Support Team, and we’ll help you determine what kind of program will most benefit your school. Then, we can schedule an in-school demonstration with one of our fantastic Spanish teachers, so even before committing to Language Adventures, you’ll be just as confident as we are in our program’s success. How to Bring Language Adventures to your School. First step: Determine what you want for your school. A full-time, dedicated Spanish teacher delivering the Language Adventures curriculum to all of your students? One hour a week of instruction for each class? An optional before or after school program, so the language is conveniently available for interested families, even if there isn’t room in the school day? Second Step: Get in touch with our School Support Team, who will help finalize a program proposal for your school and match you with the best Spanish teacher to suit your needs. Third Step: Get to know your new Spanish teacher with an in-school demonstration or at your first Language Adventures class! Final Step: Watch your students rise above the crowd with improved reading and math scores, higher confidence, and smiles on their faces.
I offer private dance lessons for beginners: salsa, merengue, Cumbia and other Latin dance styles. I'm a teacher from Colombia.