I'm Andrés and I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have five years' experience as a teacher at different language schools in Buenos Aires. I enjoy the contact with people from different countries and cultures, and the cultural exchange I experience thanks to my profession. I'm passionate about teaching my own language and culture to others as well as learning from other people's culture.
I enjoy reflecting upon language, and I encourage my students to do so, not only to learn Spanish, but also to discover things about their own native language. As a teacher, I consider myself creative and practical, I can come up with activities and exercises on the spot to make my lessons more dynamic and fun, and I try to keep things simple and clear when a student is having a hard time with a topic that is difficult to understand. I know some topics can be harder than others, and not all students learn at the same pace, which is why I'm also very patient and respectful of my students' learning needs.
Humor and fun are key in my lessons, this creates a relaxed environment in which my students can feel confident and comfortable, which is fundamental to keep them motivated, but of course I always plan my lessons with the appropriate materials, these may include songs, games, work sheets, news articles and text documents.