Hi! My name is Elma Janeth Perea. I am from Colombia. I am a Spanish speaker certified in English teaching. I have taught English and Spanish (children, adolescents and adults) at different universities and educational institutions of the region for more than 20 years, and I have a B2 level in French, which I am currently studying. I also have a Master degree in Translation, which has helped me understand how language works for both cultures. Currently, I am working as an English /Spanish teacher and also as a freelance translator/interpreter. I really enjoy talking to people and sharing what I know.
I think we really learn by doing, therefore, my teaching is based on the communicative approach, among others, since I know that the more we talk and interact in a language, the more we learn and improve our communicative skills; for this reason, I count on a wide range of material like Power Point presentations, pictures, readings, games, news articles, audios, posters, videos, etc. I always design the class according to each learner’s needs and preferences because learning a language should be an amusing and challenging experience, instead of a stressing or boring task where grammar is not necessarily the main goal. It can also be learned in a simple way.
I am an open person, with lots of patience and creativity, and I will be really pleased to be part of your learning experience, just let’s start!