I'm interested in the communicative education; I believe that language is a social tool to create bridges between cultures and the best way to learn a new language is to learn to express ourselves naturally. I believe that the practice of cognitive work and the use of games in the classroom (plus group work: even if it is only with the teacher) are the bases to learn to feel comfortable with the new language. I like to teach from literature (reading) and cinema (audivisuals, etc.).
I am a student graduated in Humanities (2012-2017, UPF) and I am currently finishing a master’s degree in training of teachers of Spanish as a foreign language, at the UB. I have been teaching as a private spanish teacher during this few years and I also have teach in some language institutes in Osijek (Croatia), Barcelona (Spain) and this next course... in Leeds (UK). I can offer to you: ¡Spanish online classes! So if you are interested just check! :D
April 2018: Curricular internship as a tutor of Spanish as a foreign language at the Escuela Mediterráneo (Barcelona).
(March 2018 - July 2018): Assistant in an educational research project of the University of Barcelona (UB). Specifically, it is a project for the Improvement of the communicative competence (linguistic and cultural) of the future school teachers (2015 ARMIF 00015).
(October 2017 - November 2017): [Attention to the visitor] Room controller and informant of the Picasso Museum of Barcelona. Contracted by Magma Culture.
(August 2017 - September 2017): Spanish teacher in the AIESEC Osijek project (Croatia): World in the City. From the non-profit organization AIESEC. I have taught classes to two groups of Spanish level (initiatory and intermediate) in the headquarters at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Osijek (EFOS, Ekonomski fakultet).
(March 2017 - May 2017): Participant in HumaniTast and University Information Sessions as representative student of the UPF. The work consisted in guiding and informing potential future students of Pompeu Fabra University.
(December 2016 - Març 2018): Christmas campaign (and sporadic working days) in Terranovacnc5. Shop assistant in a food store and pet products.
(February 2016 - July 2017): Extracurricular practices at the Poblenou Library / CRAI - Pompeu Fabra University. Library Assistant; my job consisted in serving users and bibliographically order books and audiovisuals among other functional and organizational work.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
September 2017 – Currently studying this: University of Barcelona (UB) with the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) as a collaborating university. Master's Degree in Teacher Training in Spanish as a Foreign Language. Average Rating: 8,5.
July 2016: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Curso de Iniciación a la Enseñanza del Español como lengua estrangera - formación del profesorado (introductory course to Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language).
September 2015 – February 2016: Erasmus at Ca’Foscari University of Venice. 15 credits completed.
2012-2017: Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Degree in Humanities. Average Rating: 8,03 (2 Honors).
2010-2012: Jesuits of Casp – Sacred Heart of Jesus. Humanistic High School.
Mother tongue(s): catalan and spanish.
Other language(s) (level):
Perfect! Laia is an extremely knowledgable, encouraging, enthusiastic, and patient tutor for both Spanish and Catalan. She has lots of great resources and solidly plans every lesson. Highly recommended!
Isaac is an amazing student. Always motivated and always willing to learn and ready to ask for interesting grammar doubts. His level in both languages: Catalan and Spanish, is really impressive but still he is always ready to perfectionate his knowledge. I am really happy to our linguistic discussions during our conversation classes. Thank you! :D
When you meet an enthusiastic teacher you can feel it, and Laia is one of them. I also like the way she introduces culture into her Spanish lessons, so you can learn language and culture at the same time. Highly recommended!
Laia is a very nice person. Her classes are very dynamic and interesting. I really recommend her.
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