I'm a bilingual English-Spanish ESL teacher, with a BA in English and a Master's Degree in Teaching Foreign Languages. I have been trained, among others, at Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland) and State University of New York (U.S.A). Secondly, I have a background training in acting and voice techniques from State University of New York and the Shakespeare Foundation of Spain.
I have worked for English Schools and Language Consultancy Companies, such as: Linguacenter, The Canadian Center, Idiomas Eurovox and Linguistic Links (Madrid) Also, I have been a native teacher of Spanish at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (Modern Languages Society) and other schools in Spain.
Moreover, I have worked as a trainer of voice and acting techniques applied to teaching and public speaking at the Centro de Extensión Universitaria de la Universidad de León and at the Centro de Formación del Profesorado de León.
I'm specialized in professional and business English. Some of my former in-company students have been: Lilly Laboratories, Johnson-Diversey, PriceWaterHouseCoopers, Sermepa, Altadis, El Corte Inglés, BBVA, Telefónica, Pefipresa and Spanish Government organizations such as: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ministerio de Industria, Ministerio de Fomento, AECI, CEH, CEDEX, SEPI, etc.
Other work areas:
Exam training: FCE, CAE, IELTS
Coaching for specific needs: PhD defense, Public Speaking, Job Interviews.
Voice awareness and acting techniques applied to public speaking.
My classes always have a very dynamic and effective approach. They aim to improve the four communicative skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading) with a special reinforcement of the conversational part.
A typical class would include 70%-80% speaking blended with stimulating language exercises and input.
The aim is to cater for the range of needs of each student, depending on the level, the different areas of interest and the varying amounts of time available to study. I use flexible and authentic materials to help meet the needs and I give suggestions on how to study between classes.