- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I favor a friendly atmosphere with meaningful exchange throughout my lessons.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I have been a language teacher for more than 24 years. I have a B.A. in English Language and Literature and my curriculum includes several subjects related to Spanish grammar, composition, phonetics and literature, so apart from being my native language (I am Cuban) I have the necessary academic knowledge to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages.
I have worked mainly with adults in colleges and language schools. At the university level I worked with students from different professional interests, so I am familiar with teaching the language for specific academic skills. I have also tutored individual adults and teenagers. At present I am also teaching children in an after school program.
In my teaching I favor the communicative approach with meaningful exchanges and with a solid foundation on the formal aspects of the language too. I also pay attention to individual needs so that students can progress at their own pace.
At the intermediate and advanced levels I favor the use of meaningful discussions and debate about updated issues, so that the students can learn how to express their true opinions and ideas properly in different contexts.
I believe in fostering a friendly atmosphere and making the teaching experience a meaningful human exchange.
I have been teaching Spanish to English-speaking adults, teenagers and children recently, in an after school program at an elementary school ,in students' houses and on line.
I taught English as a foreign language to students with different academic interests, including graduates wishing to improve their proficiency in the language. I also took different post graduate studies concerning language teaching and pedagogy in general. I trained other teachers of English as a foreign language in the language school where I worked.+ Read More
The course of studies comprises subjects related to linguistic knowledge in general, Spanish grammar, composition, phonetics and literature as well as an intense training in English, English grammar, phonetics, composition, history of English-speaking countries, English and American literature, history of the English language, and stylistics. It also included methodology of the teaching of foreign languages and English in particular.+ Read More
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I had 5 classes with Carlos and was very satisfied with his approach. He is very friendly and sets up the classes based upon the students needs and skills. Muchas gracias.
Carlos is a great instructor and I am happy to be learning with him.
Carlos was very professional, kind, and patient with our family. We enjoyed the lesson.
Carlos is a native Spanish speaker and he also speaks perfect English. After one session I can see he's really good guy, has a good rapport with students which is half the battle. His credentials for the job are vast. Muy bueno!