Native language: Latviešu
Dalībnieks no: June 10, 2020
RIGA TEACHER TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT ACADEMY and UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA (Master's degree in Spanish philology), as well as different international courses and teachers' seminars all over Europe
Spanish and Latvian language teacher, translator, project manager
The methods I use depend on the student, I adapt the materials and contents to the person's needs. Normally, as a basis, I use a book (together with the student, we decide which book to use), and then add other complementary material, tasks with videos, songs, etc. During the classes, both communicative approach and grammar practice is used, because I consider that if you decide to learn the language, your aim is to speak correctly. Homeworks as well are essential part of your study process, because as more you actualize and touch the language in your everyday life, more effective will be your growth in it. My students use to say that I'm very dedicated teacher who knows how to explain well.
I'm Latvian and have a lot of experience of teaching my mother's language to people from different countries, as well as in summer camps in Garezers, in United States, to the Latvian diaspora youngsters.
As a Spanish teacher, I have always considered that I have to constantly develop and actualize my language skills, therefore I am in a continuous contact with Spanish people, read books and watch movies in Spanish, and travel to Spain frequently (I used to live in many regions of Spain in the past), as well as collaborate with Spanish high school in Erasmus+ projects. I have 10 years of work experience in a high school in Riga, Latvia, teaching Spanish to teenagers and organizing Erasmus+ project activities both in Latvia and in Spain.
Kamēr citi tikai domā un sapņo, Tu jau dari! Iemīlejies valodu apguves procesā un padari to par tavu ikdienas rutīnu.
I enjoy travelling and meeting new people, because I consider that enriches a person, and every step, every person can teach us something.
Mi pasión es el viajar y el conocer a nuevas personas porque considero que enriquece a la persona, y con cada paso, cada persona aprendemos algo.
Моя страсть - путешествовать и знакомиться с новыми людьми, потому что я считаю, что это обогащает человека, и с каждым шагом каждый человек чему-то учится.