Daniel's Fun Facts

Teaching Experience
9 Years
Daniel has been teaching Spanish as a second language since 2008.
Languages Spoken
6 Languages
In addition to being a native Spanish speaker they also speak: English (Advanced), German (Advanced), Italian (Advanced), French (Beginner), Portuguese (Beginner)
Travels
1 Countries
He is an avid world traveler. He has visited or lived in the following countries: Almost all Europe, USA.

DANIEL'S INTRODUCTION

I am a native Spanish speaker from Colombia in Latin America. I graduated with a degree in Philology and Foreign language from the National University of Colombia. I am also qualified to prepare students for the DELE Spanish as a foreign language exam.

I’m a professional, dynamic, flexible, adaptable, easy-going, friendly teacher and eager for my students to succeed. My favorite pastimes are jogging and playing the piano. I like cooking and meeting people from different countries and cultures.

I can speak English, German, Italian, and some French and Portuguese.

His Current Time Zone is:
(GMT -5:00) America/Bogota

He Can Teach These Specialized Courses:
DELE, Custom Professional, Spanish for Tourists, Spanish for Business, Spanish for Teachers

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

BUILD YOUR SPANISH MIND!

Learning a language is completely different from any other learning process. While intellectual, it's very emotional. It involves muscles and subconscious thoughts; listening, and expressing yourself. Unlike any other knowledge, when you have to use it you cannot afford seconds to find the required data – the words to speak – but fractions of seconds. You can’t translate back and forth fast enough—you need to THINK in your second language as you do in your native one.

Psychology states that it is language what structures mind. This is why we are so fast when using our native language—because it's the material of which mind itself is made. The only way to get to use a second language as an effective communication tool is by building a new mind in that language. This goal can only be attained by use and exposure. This is the process I will help you go through, with a tailored approach, until your Spanish mind is strong enough to go its own way in the Spanish-speaking world.

What do I mean by tailored?

Building a mind is a very unique, subjective process.
On the one hand, you need to link sounds to meanings (preferably images, sensations, and notions, rather than words in your native language). Associations which are significant to the individual root deeper in their memory, and thus the learning process is entirely based on the student’s interests, life experience, work, projects, etc.
On the other hand, each person has singular abilities and difficulties to incorporate a new language. Monitoring them and helping them overcome their difficulties implies a thoroughly personalized activity.

This process involves:

Conversation:

You may be an advanced student, intermediate or beginner — in any case we are going to talk in Spanish, with the assistance of English that you may require. A total beginner in his or her first lesson will obviously need more English than Spanish, but will gradually need less English help, as she or he

In 2007 I got my Bachelor in Philology and Foreign Languages at the National University of Colombia.

When I was a child I had some piano lessons and since that moment I learned to love the music and I


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