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Silvia

Spanish Teacher

How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?

I am specialised in adult learning and I have been teaching Spanish since October 2011. I have worked as a Spanish teacher in Manchester for Cactus since January 2014! I have taught Evening courses, Skype lessons and corporate training courses. I teach Spanish at the Cactus centre in Manchester.

How long have you been living in the UK?

I have lived in the vibrant city of Manchester since September 2010 and I also did my year abroad in Sheffield from 2008 to 2009.

Where were you born and what is the city famous for?

I come from Saragossa, a city in the north-east of Spain. I am always astonished by its beauty, I love strolling around its streets (even if I have done it a million times!) and admiring the old buildings. The most famous landmark is its unique cathedral ‘El Pilar’ and the food never lets anyone down!

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I hold a five-year degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Saragossa. I have also completed two Master’s degrees: MA in Linguistics by the University of Manchester and MA in Teaching Languages by the Valencian International University. I have also taken two courses for teaching Spanish as a foreign language at Instituto Cervantes and at University of La Rioja. Throughout my teaching career, I have delivered numerous courses: General Spanish, Holiday Spanish, Business Spanish, Preparation for DELE Exams, University courses, Conversation Spanish and Spanish Online courses, from beginners (A1) to advanced level (C2).

Have you ever worked in another field?

No, I was trapped by languages since I was a child and my hobby became my profession. There is nothing else that I would enjoy more than teaching Spanish!

What is your strength as a teacher?

I am able to adapt to suit every student’s individual needs and ensure they have as much support as they require. I have a relaxed yet highly efficient approach to teaching and I teach in an enjoyable and effective way!

I look forward to meeting you and seeing you in one of my courses!
¡Hasta pronto!

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