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We spend countless hours customizing our lesson plans to make sure they focus on all four language skills and maximize student speaking. The majority of our lessons focus on completing a specific task so there is always a stressed objective to each class. Classes at Work-Life Spanish are fun and interactive and use authentic materials and up-to-date technology to maximize your learning potential. I am a life-long admirer of the Spanish language and have taught English and Spanish language classes at every level to a wide variety of students in Denver, Boston, Washington, D.C and Santiago, Chile. At the moment, I am especially interested in the use of new technologies in the classroom, and also in the practice of teaching to both sides of the brain as a motivating factor in the learning process. I hold a Master's degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the Universidad de Salamanca, a Massachusetts teaching license, a CELTA certificate from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs from the University of Colorado.
Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism and work quality.
Thumbtack CustomerSep 1, 2017
Took the ser or estar class. Our instructor Javier was wonderful. Signed up for another classJul 16, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Classes through Work-life Spanish can be taught online or in-person to individuals and groups alike. And with class prices as low as $10.00 an hour our prices can't be beat!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Private sessions begin with a preliminary class to assess the student's level and needs assessment. The student and the teacher will then work together to create a customized lesson to meet the specific needs of the client. Classes can be purchased a la carte or in bulk and are scheduled through our online scheduler on our website.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am very interested in teaching to both sides of the brain and actually wrote my masters thesis on this very topic. In doing this, I incorporate a variety of teaching methodologies into my lessons, primarily Communicative Language Teaching, Total Physical Response/the Gouin Method, the Grammar-Translation method and a variety of web 2.0 tools. By incorporating words and pictures, physical movements and patterns, music and poetry to my teaching, both sides of my students' brains are activated and individuals of all learning styles show tremendous progress in their language abilities. My classes are communicative but most lessons also incorporate all four language skills: speaking, reading, writing and listening.