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Alfonso Olmedo

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Teaching Spanish for three years, online since 2014. *NEW Verbling teacher SPECIAL: Single and bulk lessons at 6 USD*. My lessons are customized with teaching materials to help you master the language.

Note for new students:
As I am also teaching through another platform on the Internet, would you mind sending me a message indicating what is your preferred day(s) and time(s) for classes before scheduling? This is just to ensure class time slots don't clash with one another.
"¡Muchas gracias!" (Thank you very much!)

I was born to Spanish parents in northest Spain—a nice region close to France and bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Foreign languages were my favorite subject when I was a high-school student. I graduated in Education (three-year university diploma) and in English (BA degree), and then obtained an MA degree in Translation (English-Spanish)—my thanks to God!
My experience as a teacher has allowed me to work with students of all ages. I was a school (primary education) teacher for about three years, and then I worked for a short time as a teacher of English with both adult and teenage groups.
With a background in education and languages, I then took a short course for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language, which introduced me to the field of ELE ("Español lengua extranjera"). Having been a language learner myself, and with good language skills, being able to teach Spanish was something I found appealing. Since the end of 2014 I have been teaching Spanish online (adult students).

Working with beginner-to-intermediate students for over a year, I have realized that motivation is a key factor in learning a language. Listening to and trying to cater for my students' needs, I find that using visual aids is usually of great help—just as it is finding out what each student's learning style is. In 1-on-1 lessons, I have been designing my own teaching materials and encouraging students in their learning process. I also have used "mini projects" to get students involved and motivated, and we have worked on both speaking and writing skills.

At present I am exploring teaching to groups of students (group lessons) on verbling. As I take my first steps in this new mode of teaching, I hope I'll be able to help many students take their Spanish to the next level. Whether you're thinking of taking up Spanish, or whether you speak some Spanish and don't want it to go rusty, I hope you'll join one of the groups! "¡Bienvenidos a bordo!" (Welcome aboard!)


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Selbstständige Sprachverwendung
Fachkundige Sprachkenntnisse
Castilian Spanish



2010 - 2013
MSc Scientific and Technical Translation
IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) - Barcelona (Spain)
Master’s Degree in English to Spanish translation. Provided extensive practical translation, as well as an understanding of and experience in solving translation problems.
2002 - 2006
BA English Philology (English Language and Literature)
Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) - Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Spain
Official University Degree in English Language and Literature. Specialisation: English language. Main interests: Advanced composition, English Dialectology, Phonetics and Phonology, Linguistics, Teaching.
1999 - 2002
Diploma in Primary School Teaching, Specialised in Primary Education
Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) - Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Spain
Primary Education. Modules included Teaching Spanish; Teaching Catalan; Teaching English as a Foreign Language.


2010 - 2016
Private teacher
Self-employed - Mataró, Spain
Private lessons and tutoring. Subjects taught: Spanish as a foreign language for adult speakers; Catalan as a foreign language for adult French speaker; reading and writing in Catalan, and mathematics for children (ages 5-7); English as a foreign language. Design, preparation and use of student-tailored teaching materials.
2012 - 2012
Teaching professional
Centre d’Estudis Els Roures - Vilassar de Mar, Spain
Teacher to secondary-school (12 to 18-year-old) students on summer English course. Also exam preparation for (17 to 18-year-old) students sitting the university entrance English exam, including: essay writing (with close attention to structure of composition and cohesive devices, assistance in generating ideas, focus on details and frequent errors, and individual feedback), reading and listening comprehension, and grammar points.
2012 - 2012
Teaching professional
Mataró In Informàtica Empresarial - Mataró, Spain
Teacher of English in charge of intensive (A2) elementary-level course for adult students, offering general and partly semi-specialised (business) English. Helped students develop all language skills. Included computer-assisted teaching of English pronunciation. Preparation and use of my own teaching materials.
2012 - 2012
Teaching professional
Premià Invest, S.L. - Premià, Spain
Teacher of English to a mixed-ability class of adult students, in government-funded course at (B1) intermediate level. Grammar points presented using modern approaches, in real language contexts. Individual attention given to students with different levels. Included teaching of English pronunciation, among other contents and skills. Electronic production and adaptation of teaching materials.
2011 - 2011
Idisc Information Technologies - Olesa de Montserrat, Spain
English to Spanish translation, as an intern translator. Basic use of computer-assisted translation tools (Trados, TagEditor, SDLX, Idiom, Passolo).
2007 - 2009
Primary education teaching professional
CEIP Trentapasses (Department for Education of Catalonia, Spain) - Vilalba Sasserra (Barcelona) Spain
Year 1 (six-year-olds) class teacher tasks (academic year 2007-008). Year 5 and 6 (ten- and eleven-year-olds) class teacher tasks (academic year 2008-2009). Subjects taught: Spanish (years 1 through 6), Catalan (years 1 and 4), Mathematics (years 1, 5 and 6), Social Sciences (History, Geography and related sciences) (years 5 and 6), ICT (Information and Computer Technology) (years 1 through 4).
2006 - 2007
Primary education teaching professional
CEIP Dovella (Department for Education of Catalonia, Spain) - Barcelona (Spain)
Teacher in charge of: year 4 (nine-year-olds) Spanish class; student journalism class (mixed-age group consisting of students from years 4, 5 and 6); "young builders" class (mixed-age group consisting of three- to five-year-old non-compulsory education children). Teacher support in interdisciplinary projects and other tasks. Design and preparation of own teaching material, using both computer and manual tools.


2010 - 2010
Certificate of Proficiency in English
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Council of Europe Level C2 certificate of English for speakers of other languages.