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Álvaro García Barbón

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Spanish
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117
class
Spanish
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117

Speaks

Spanish
Native
,
English
Native
,
German
C1
,
Portuguese
C1
,
Dutch
B2
,
Italian
B1
,
French
B1
,
Mandarin
A1
,
Russian
A1
,
Arabic
A1

About Me

¡Hola!

My name is Álvaro. I'm 31 years old and I'm your first-class Spanish coach.

I would define myself as a natural language geek. I studied a degree in Translation and Interpreting for Spanish, English, and German. I'm also a Master's in Language Teaching.

Furthermore, I am a specilist in phonetics (teaching you how to speak in a comfortable way and adopt a natural Spanish accent) and learning techniques with a broad understanding of linguistics and experience in learning over 15 languages at different levels.

Looking for a SPANISH teacher? Then you're in luck!

I have ten years of professional experience in translating (at Nintendo and Amazon) and teaching (through online sites as well as in person at Sagrada Familia El Pilar school).

My lessons are UNLIKE anything you've ever seen.

I use conversation as a way of enhancing fluency (any topic will suit our needs), but there's much more to it:
- I make tough grammar look simple;
- I serve content to you in digital formats;
- I teach you just the vocabulary you need;
- I teach you about mentality and learning;
- I shake up your pronunciation and accent;
- I prepare an efficient learning plan just for you;
- I suggest sources, material, YT channels, TV programs, etc.
- and more.

I cannot thank you enough if you really got this far. And because actions matter more than words, I'm giving you a 10%-off coupon: enter "menudaganga" when purchasing a lesson or pack.

Are you ready to step up your game?

Message me and fasten your seatbelt. :)
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Résumé

schoolEducation

2019 - 2020
Master's Degree in Language Teaching
Universidad Internacional de Valencia - Valencia, Spain
2007 - 2011
Translation and Interpreting for Spanish, English, and German
Universidad de Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain
Focus in language learning and audiovisual translation

briefcaseWork Experience

2015 - 2019
CEO at Inglés Para Exigentes
Independent - Xixón (Asturies), Spain
Thorough study of English and Spanish languages, content creation for language learning, basic and advanced-level English teaching, etc.
2017 - 2018
Editor
Amazon - Ireland
Proofreading content, sending out mass communications, and creating alternative workflows.
2014 - 2015
Spanish Editor and Project Manager
[Publishing company] - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Post-editing, managing projects, dealing with translation software, databases, and translation memories, translating from English into Spanish, testing vehicle apps, etc.
2012 - 2014
Spanish Translator
Nintendo of Europe - Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Translating manuals, legal documentation, and in-game text from several European languages into Spanish with great attention to detail.
2011 - 2012
Lead Linguistic Games Tester
U-TRAX MultiMedia Localisations B.V. - Utrecht, Netherlands
Proofreading of in-game text for vocabulary, context, or grammar issues. Testing of technical features for several devices.
2010 - 2011
Translator
Guardia Civil (Spanish Police) - Salamanca, Spain
Translation of confidential documents from Dutch and German into Spanish

diploma_2Certifications

2016 - 2016
Advanced Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
TEFL FullCircle - Online
Principles of teaching and learning, managing the classroom, teaching listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and writing skills.
2016 - 2016
Master Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
TEFL FullCircle - Online
Principles of teaching and learning, teaching English to young learners, managing the classroom, teaching listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and writing skills.
2003 - 2008
English Higher Cycle Proficiency Certificate
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas (Official School of Languages) - Mieres (Asturies), España
Focus in English language
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5.0
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