Hi. My name is Iván. I'm from the north of Spain (Galicia). I'm a Spanish teacher but also I'm learning Czech, one of the craziest languages in the world ("strč prst skrz krk"), because I'm doing a Ph.D. in the Czech University: Univerzita Karlova. My studies deal with online language teaching.
I have studied Philosophy, a Pedagogical Master, and a Master in Applied Linguistic on Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
During my studies, I've been working in TV as a camera and other roles. Even today I'm still interested in being part of filming crews in Prague occasionally.
AS A TEACHER,
Dynamic, fun, organized, but above all, motivated and committed to your learning
but...WHY AM I HERE?
As part of my Ph.D. research, we will test different online tools (some of them during the lessons, others not) and we will discover which one fits better for each specific learning purpose (personal and group) ...Group? Yes. Despite the strengths of having a personal teacher for improving your skills (Preply), that's not enough (time, activity) to develop and improve your skills and that's why we should go one step further. That means an extra activity, with extra time but without extra money. Nevertheless, it's not mandatory activity :)
Conversation style is useful to improve your skills and help you directly with grammar or pronunciation, but also:
I propose the GAMIFICATION STRATEGY, that means the taking of principals from games and incorporating them into a teaching purpose: to find the right word or definition to the description, to tick off the right answer as quickly as possible, to do some live brainstorming on a topic...
We can have conversation lessons to improve your skills and help you directly with grammar or pronunciation
But the most important thing is the opportunity to participate in a COMMUNITY LEARNING NETWORK that I have created for you
Blogs/ class websites/ digital Portfolios/ Public and private groups/document sharing/ discussion forums/ activity streams/ fanfiction/ chat
ASSESMENT (last but not least)
We will schedule evaluation activities frequently as a way to evaluate your progress and mine as a teach