Over the past ten years I have had the privilege to teach, coordinate, and design various levels of Spanish and English to undergraduate, graduate, continuing education, and non-traditional students resulting in students’ acquisition of reading, listening, oral, and written skills.
In 2013-2014 I taught Intermediate (SPAN201) and Advanced (SPAN301 – Spanish Grammar and Composition, SPAN303B – Spanish Conversation for Business and Health Professionals) Spanish courses to graduate and undergraduate students at Iowa State University of Science and Technology, U.S. In 2012-2013 I taught Intermediate (HISP 0300) and Advanced (HISP 0400) Spanish courses to graduate and undergraduate students at Brown University, U.S. I was also supervising writing in Spanish HISP 0730 and 0740 courses, which serve as an introduction to all periods of Latin American and Peninsular literature What is more, I also taught Spanish and English as second languages in primary, secondary, high schools, and companies in Spain and Poland.
I also have experience teaching and designing courses online; I am familiar with “Blackboard”, “My Spanish Lab”, and “Canvas”, which are online resources used at U.S. universities, and “Moodle”, a software package for producing Internet-based courses and web sites, used at Spanish universities, for example, the University of Salamanca where I studied. My responsibilities span from teaching and assessment, to design and development of course materials, to language course and program development – a variety of duties which I greatly enjoy and attend to with care, interest, and enthusiasm.
Having designed and developed teaching materials, I apply technology to language learning and utilize it as part of in-class instruction. I am eager to develop superior courses with innovative content and enable students to use media as an integral part of active learning with the aid of videos, blogs, films, and other Internet resources in structured learning tasks. I currently teach an advanced level course of Spanish, where I use a blog not only as an organizational tool for course materials, but also as a repository of cultural realia for learning, interactive communication, and student enrichment. The blog is co-developed by the students and myself together.
I greatly enjoy teaching languages, seeing the progress of my students, and helping them achieve their goals. I am stanchly committed to my students, and I possess a strong and consistent desire to pursue excellence as an instructor, mentor, and supervisor. I believe in providing students with optimal opportunities to reach their highest potential and attain personal fulfillment. I feel confident that my work experience, combined with my dedication, creative abilities, nurturing attitude, and patient manner, will allow you to make the most progress in learning Spanish.