One coaching session is enough to make a big difference. We clarify your language learning goals, identify language learning strategies you are currently using successfully, and discuss additional strategies that will help you both enjoy your learning more and be a more effective learner. We also agree on a tailor-made action plan.
For best results, I recommend you read my book, How to Learn Spanish. It will give you a comprehensive view of the process of successful language learning, and will enable you to take better decisions in your learning process.
The workshops are an excellent platform to help you learn how to improve your learning strategies in a supportive and stimulating group environment. Here is an outline of some of the workshops I lead.
Workshop 1. Powerful strategies for learning Spanish. We explore and discuss the language input and learning activities that are most effective for speeding up the development of the four language skills (speaking, listening, writing and reading).
Workshop 2. How to get new vocabulary to "stick" in your mind. We focus on strategies for expanding vocabulary, and go through a sequence of steps that makes new vocabulary “stick” in your mind.
Workshop 3. Success in simple steps: Flashcards. Using flashcards is a highly effective srategy for language learning. We discuss what makes flashcards so effective, the best way of designing them, and how to use them for maximum benefit.
I teach online Spanish lessons for beginner and intermediate levels.
My language teaching approach is a synthesis of communicative language teaching principles, accelerated learning techniques, coaching techniques, and learner strategy training. This combined approach is very effective for helping students to develop excellent communicative competence and independent language learning skills. It also helps students to gain self-confidence and enjoy the process of language learning more.
Maria´s coaching tips and expertise accelerated me through the beginner stage and landed me straight into elementary and formal study. I now understand better how I can actively improve my language and make it stick.
- Kate Shurety, Student of Spanish