Hello!¡Hola!Ciao a tutti! I am a certified language teacher from Athens and I hold an English-language M.A in Language Education & Technology as well as a B.A Hons in Spanish & Russian from Pavia University, Italy. I have more than 12 years of language teaching experience. Moreover, I am an excellent user of the English language (CPE) as well and a holder of the UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) that qualifies me to teach in maintained and non-maintained special schools in England. I began teaching Spanish, Italian & Greek for foreigners in 2005. I would love to help you with your learning goals in Greek!
A little about me:
-I have more than 12 years of experience teaching adult conversation classes, international teaching experience (teacher, tutor & translator) offering lessons of Greek Language & Culture by using English, Spanish & Italian as bridge languages (native speaker level). Since 2010, I am also an examiner (speaking assessment) for the National Foreign Language Certificate in Greece.
-I have lived and worked for 7 years in the Italian city of Pavia, Northern Italy and one year in Santander, Spain.
-As the difficult part of learning a language is to be able to "think and feel" in this language, I am not directly teaching grammar rules unless you ask me to. With me, you will learn the language through ACTIVE ENGAGEMENT. In fact, I apply the EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING method (teaching Greek through role-plays & everyday situations) and I widely use technology in my teaching in order to make my lessons more enticing and effective (i.e. teaching through songs' lyrics, film segments etc.).
-Being a life-long learner myself (in fact I keep on learning languages) I am a firm supporter of democratic, student-centered language learning environments, so I pay very much attention to your specific requirements (whether these are communicative or academic). I am an empathetic teacher and I will stimulate your self-esteem in your Greek skills. Being an enthusiastic teacher as well, I am highly motivated in working in online telecollaborative language learning settings and participate in intercultural exchanges.
-I can also offer you precious (non-mainstream) tourist advice in case you are traveling to Athens! Contact me even if you are an absolute beginner!!!
P.S. I am available evening and morning hours, under arrangement. Flexible schedule. Feel free to contact me and arrange a lesson at your convenience!
Master of Arts (M.A) in Language Education & Technology (fully taught in English), with Distinction
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - Thessaloniki, Greece
Focus in Computer Assisted Language Learning, Mobile Assisted Language Learning, Telecollaborative Language Learning Settings, The Internet & Language Education, Language Massive Open Online Courses (LMOOCs), Databases & Language Applications, Internet Technology, Flipped Learning & Blended Learning Environments, Moodle Platform, Blogs, Wikis, Social Networking Sites for Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition Theories, Learner Autonomy, Research Methods & Statistics. LIST OF FOREIGN INSTRUCTORS: David Little (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland), Elena Bárcena (UNED, Madrid, Spain), Ana Gimeno-Sanz (UPV, Valencia, Spain), Mirjam Hauck (Open University, UK), Glenn Stockwell (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan). MA dissertation topic: "SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING: COMMUNITY LANGUAGE LEARNING THEORY AND INTRINSIC MOTIVATION REVISITED", final thesis supervisor: Mirjam Hauck, Open University, UK.
2006 - 2006
Diploma Spanish Language & Culture for Foreign Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language
UIMP-Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Santander, Cantabria, Spain
Focus in Spanish Language & Culture
1999 - 2005
B.A (Hons) in Foreign Languages and Literature (Spanish Language & Literature), Russian as a second language (Laurea in Lingue e Letterature Straniere, vecchio ordinamento)
Università degli studi di Pavia, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia - Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
Focus in Spanish, Italian & Russian Language & Literature, linguistics, philology, history.
1991 - 1997
General High School Diploma
Hellenic-Italian School of Athens (Italian embassy's state school) - Athens, Greece
Greek & Italian Language & Culture
full-time Spanish Teacher with very high success rates
Pagoulatou-Vlachou Language School (PVLC)-Express Publishing & Editorial Edinumen - Athens, Greece
All levels-all age range classes (exam preparation for DELE, Cervantes Institute)
Modern Greek for foreigners
face to face & online private teacher - Italy & Greece
Examiner for the Spanish Language in the National Foreign Language Exam Certificate (KPG)
Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs - Athens, Greece
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