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5:55 AM (GMT+03:00)
Neugriechisch
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Neugriechisch
1
2

Spricht

Neugriechisch
Muttersprachler
,
Englisch
C2
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Spanisch
C2
,
Italienisch
C2
,
Russisch
B2
,
Portugiesisch
A1
,
Portugiesisch
A1

Über Mich

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!

Zeitplan

Lehrerfahrung

Anfänger
Grundkenntnisse
Fortgeschrittener Anfänger
Selbständige Sprachverwendung
Fachkundige Sprachkenntnisse
Ausgezeichnete Kenntnisse
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
AP

Lebenslauf

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2015 - 2017
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

Arbeitserfahrung

2008
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)
2002
Modern Greek for foreigners
face to face & online private teacher - Italy & Greece
2010
Examiner for the Spanish Language in the National Foreign Language Exam Certificate (KPG)
Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs - Athens, Greece
speaking assessment
2017
Online foreign language teacher
FLI Foreign Languages Institute - Paris, France
Focus in online intercultural exchanges
2009 - 2016
Spanish & Italian teacher
Syllabus School MFL Academy - Athens, Greece
adult education, exam preparation
2009 - 2012
Freelance Translator (Spanish, Italian, Greek)
EL-TRANSLATIONS G.P Translation & Interpreting Services - Athens, Greece
Translating & editing manuals
2005 - 2007
Spanish Teacher
Italingua-Liliopoulos - Athens, Greece
Responsibilities: Teaching, assessment, lesson planning for teenagers & adults, DELE exam preparation
2005 - 2006
Spanish & Italian teacher
Rousseau Language Studies Center - Athens, Greece
Responsibilities: Teaching, assessment, lesson planning for teenagers & adults, DELE exam preparation

Zertifizierungen

2017 - 2017
Busuu and Wespeke As Tools for Blended Language Learning
Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany - online
2015 - 2015
Corrección y Estilo en Español by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, with Distinction
Coursera certificates - online
2014 - 2015
CURSO DESARROLLO PROFESIONAL teacher training online course (4 ECTS credits)
Fundación Universidad de La Rioja & Editorial Edinumen - online
2014 - 2014
Examiner training seminars for the National Foreign Language Certificate (KPG), levels A1 & A2 of the European Common Framework for Languages
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens - Athens, Greece - Athens, Greece
2014 - 2014
El profesor con recursos: propuestas para mejorar la aptitud y la capacidad en la clase de ELE
Editorial SGEL, Instituto Cervantes - Athens, Greece
2012 - 2012
Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)- level C2
University of Cambridge
2012 - 2012
UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status)
Teaching Agency - UK
2011 - 2011
Examiner training seminars for the National Foreign Language Certificate (KPG), level C1 of the European Common Framework for Languages
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens - Athens, Greece
2011 - 2011
Examiner training seminars for the National Foreign Language Certificate (KPG), levels B1 & B2 of the European Common Framework for Languages
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens - Athens, Greece
2010 - 2010
Necesidades Especiales en la Clase de Educación General- La Dislexia en el Aula del Español como Lengua Extranjera
Instituto Cervantes, Athens, Greece & Asociación Panhelénica de Licenciados en Filología Hispánica - Athens, Greece
2010 - 2010
Las nuevas Tecnologías (y Moodle) aplicadas a la enseñanza de ELE
Instituto Cervantes - Athens, Greece
2008 - 2008
La comprensión auditiva: ideas prácticas para ayudar a los alumnos a comprender
Instituto Cervantes - Athens, Greece
2007 - 2007
CELI 5 (Certificazione Lingua Italiana) level C2
Università per Stranieri di Perugia
2004 - 2005
ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
AICA (Associazione Italiana per il Calcolo Automatico) - Pavia, Lombardy, Italy

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