Eva's Fun Facts
Hello, my name is Eva and I am a native speaker of Spanish from Mexico. I took two training courses on teaching Spanish as a second language from CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange). In addition, I have a master´s degree in Latin American literature and BA in Spanish literature, both from the Universidad de Guanajuato.
I have been teaching Spanish online for nine years. My students have been college students and adults from China, the US, Canada, Belgium, Germany, England and France. I specialize in preparation for the DELE exam. I also teach professional Spanish, Spanish for tourism and Spanish for teachers. I work better with intermediate and advance students.
I love to meet students from all over the world and learn about their cultures and lives. Please contact me for a trial class!
Her Current Time Zone is:(GMT -6:00) America/Chicago
She Can Teach These Specialized Courses:DELE, Custom Professional, Spanish for Tourists, Spanish for Teachers
She Can Teach The Following Age Groups:Adults, Seniors
I use the trial lesson to get to know my student and to identify his/her areas of interest and style of learning. I believe in teaching with a Communicative Approach and I focus on developing the four language abilities as well: speaking, reading, listening and writing.
I always see myself as a learner and I think about the lesson I would like to have: a balance between fun and effective learning. I do believe learning a language should be fun, but also taken seriously. I want my students to make the most of their time during the online lesson, so I provide materials and (if requested) assignments beforehand, so during our time together, we can focus on speaking, answering questions and practically use the vocabulary/grammar.
I work with all kinds of students from all countries and backgrounds, my teaching methods are flexible. I also provide my own cultural experience to the lessons, which I believe is a personal and unique contribution to the learning process. I work better with intermediate and advanced students.
I have been a language teacher online since 2011 and a Spanish teacher for more than 15 years.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Literature and a Master’s degree in Latin American Literature as well as a specialization in Translation.
2014-Currently- I work as a French and Spanish teacher at the Universidad de Guanajuato, where I also teach a training course for the DELE certification exam.
2016-2018- I worked for CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) during their Summer Abroad Program in Mexico, where I was in charge of instructors training and curriculum as well as teaching
2016-2017- I worked in France for a year teaching Spanish as a Professor´s assistent.
2000-2012 I have worked in many schools and language institutes as a teacher, instructor coordinator and curriculum designer. I have designed textbooks for intensive Spanish courses.
I am constantly attending courses to learn new teaching techniques and technologies.
My areas of interest are Arts, Humanities, Science, Gender Studies, Translation and Politics. I am also a volunteer translator for NGO’s in different countries and for the UN program Online Volunteering.