I'm Elena, a qualified native Spanish teacher from Barcelona. I am passionate about helping others learn my language. I speak Spanish, Catalan, English and now I'm learning Dutch.
I studied a Master's Degree in teaching at the University of Barcelona and then a Specialised Course in Teaching Spanish for non Spanish speakers, accredited by the Instituto Cervantes.
I have been teaching Spanish for children and also for teenagers and adults as a private tutor, which is my current job in the Netherlands.
My lessons are flexible, I adapt them to the student's needs and interests. I have experience giving Conversational Spanish lessons, General Spanish lessons, lessons for beginners, for children, among others. I like to start my lessons asking the students to tell me what have they done the last few days or during the weekend and review the vocabulary learnt in the previous lesson. I develop activities for the students to practice new grammar or vocabulary, but always trying to create exercises that are useful for them and where they can practice different skills. I would share a video for their listening understanding and afterwards talk about the subject, or we would start a conversation after reading a text. Or for General Spanish I would introduce a topic in each lesson to learn new vocabulary and grammar with different activities. Could be reading, listening, role playing and other games or activities what I use for the students to practice.
No matter what is your level, we will work together to help you reach your goal. Maybe you just want to practice a conversation, reach a certain level, pass an exam or learn it as a hobby; whatever you want, we will focus the class on that. If you need help do not hesitate to contacting me!