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Ruben's Fun Facts

Teaching Experience
7 Years
Ruben has been teaching Spanish as a second language since 2011.
Languages Spoken
4 Languages
In addition to being a native Spanish speaker they also speak: Spanish (Native), English (Advanced), French (Intermediate)
Travels
0 Countries
He is an avid world traveler. He has visited or lived in the following countries: Most of Europe

RUBEN'S INTRODUCTION

Rubén García has a BA in Modern Languages (Spanish & English) and a PGCert in Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Cantabria. He is also certified by Instituto Cervantes as an official tutor and examiner of DELE. Rubén is from Spain and loves teaching. He is experienced both as a private tutor and teaching groups in several schools in Spain and the UK. In his free time he likes walking in the countryside, watching good cinema and reading Latin American and English Victorian literature.

He is originally from Spain and currently resides in United Kingdom.

His Current Time Zone is:
(GMT) Europe/London

He Can Teach These Specialized Courses:
DELE, Custom Professional

He Can Teach The Following Age Groups:
Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors

In general terms, my lessons are very communicative and interactive as, languages being tools of communication and interaction, I believe the best way to learn a language is by using it for what it was created for. The aims of my lessons mostly depend on the following factors: the student's needs and interests, learning style and recurrent errors. For example, if the student learns Spanish mainly to communicate in business contexts, I will make sure to focus primarily on business Spanish. The student's personal interests (hobbies, etc) will also be very much taken into account. Furthermore, the planning of my lessons will largely be based on the the particular learning style the student shows: more visual, more verbal, etc. Recurrent errors and weaker skills will also be heavily considered in the planning of my lessons, so that weak points are practiced until the student masters them.

2016-2017 University of Cantabria (Spain)
PGCert, University expert in teaching of Spanish as a foreign language – Postgraduate – Distinction

2016 Cervantes Institute (London, UK)
Certified tutor and examiner of DELE A1-B2 – License No 365662

2011-2016 Open University (UK)
BA Hons Modern Languages 2:1 – Spanish & English (plus French modules).

Other courses

2016 Cervantes Institute (London, UK)
Grammar for Spanish teachers

2016 University of Southampton & British Council (UK)
Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching

2014 University of Caen (France)
Summer school: French language and culture – 55 hours

2011-2012 UNED – Spanish National University of Distance Education
English-Spanish Translation

I love teaching. Honestly, I really do. I am lucky enough as to love my job and enjoy it thoroughly. Then, when I'm not teaching, I like walking in the countryside, watching good cinema, reading good novels (with a special interest in Latin American and English Victorian literature), playing with my cat and spending time with my loved ones.


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