1- Why do you like teaching Spanish?
I like teaching Spanish because I love the interaction with my students; I’m fascinated by the intercultural communication. Of course, it’s important to understand each individual student, to be able to tailor my teaching materials to their interests and needs. I’m always impressed by children’s capacity to learn. And the younger they are, the faster they capture new languages. They are little geniuses and they give me precious moments every day!!!!
2- How would you describe Spanish language and culture?
There are three words to describe the Spanish world: joy, colour and spontaneity.
For me, teaching Spanish isn’t just about grammar and vocabulary, it’s about delivering Spanish values. Spanish is more than a spoken language; it’s a culture rich in gastronomy, popular customs, architecture, painters, ways of life. These ingredients make Spanish unique; and my target as a teacher is to pass all of this to my students.
3- Why did you choose to teach language online with VivaLing?
Like some people might think, online teaching is a higher level of interaction because it involves only direct communication, it provides the most suitable environment for language learning.
As a VivaLing coach, it is always a pleasant experience to teach students from around the world. The advance of technology makes me think how small the world is. I believe that the future for all aspects of life is online and I am passionate about it.
4- You have also chosen VivaLing to learn English. How do you feel about it so far? Any interesting moment you would like to highlight?
I feel grateful to be able to learn a second language with a great teacher living at the other side of the world. My teacher is an amazing professional. I’m always excited to have a new session with her. We have become good friends and she helps me to learn English language, using a variety of resources.
5 – What’s a day like for you as a VivaLing coach?
First I’ll check my upcoming sessions via VivaLing platform, then I’ll go ahead to prepare the methodology and materials for different sessions. The most enjoyable moment is of course to teach the sessions! As each one is different and with different kids, each session gives me different a different kind of pleasure. I’m so lucky to have such a enjoyable work!!!
6- Could you name some of your hobbies?
Travel and discover news places, people and culture. I love reading all types of stories.
7- What are the top 3 (or 5) most useful phrases/sentences that people who want to visit Spain should learn?
Hola,¿Cómo estás? = Hello! How are you?
Buenos días = Good Morning!
Mi amigo = My friend
Una paella por favor = A paella (a Spanish traditional dish) please.
¿Dónde es la Fiesta? = Where is the party?