My name is Leonor and I am 32 years old, well (not so well), almost 33. I am a teacher of Spanish and I love my profession since I do not feel it as a work but as a real plesuare. When I teach I can also learn many things from my students and that is wonderful.
I am passionate of Spanish language sound and the rhythm of its words. The magic of Cervantes´s Language excites me and that is why I became an expert of Spanish language.
Besides my passion by languages and Linguistic science, I like also travelling to know the rests of our history and civilation. The history of humans across world fascinates me. Last summer I went to Segovia (Spain) , where I visited the striking Roman Aqueduct, a real masterpiece in engineering.
I am specially fond of Roman Empire.
At present I live and work in the sunniest town of England. A small paradise situated in the south of the country where I use to visit old castles and bring the history back to me. It is something really fascinating.
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I was born in Monaco 53 years ago; my mother was Italian and my father Spanish.
Unfortunately they divorced when I was still a toddler.
Living in France, Nice, Marseille then Paris, I rapidly lost contact with the Italian and Spanish languages. However, I constantly kept in mind that I wanted to learn properly both of them.
It is through “Learnissimo” and via “Skype” that I met Leonor Barrientos.
With her I realise my dream to speak Spanish regularly and am certain to be very soon fluent.
My dad, not anymore with us, would be proud to know that his mother tongue is still spoken through me. This is the best tribute, I could pay to him.
Leonor is a very exceptional woman, with a lot of patience and understanding. She never gets annoyed with me when I can’t find a word and she always has time to listen to me without judging. A true teacher, I have found and hopefully, one day she will be a true friend.
If you want to learn Spanish, definitely contact the lady from Cadix,Leonor Barrientos!
1. Bachelor Degree in Teaching English. University of Cadiz, in Spain.
2. Master Degree in Spanish Expertise. University of León (Castilla León), in Spain.
Several courses about teaching languages methods.
I am a member of ELE Congress (Spanish as a Foreign Language).
Several years of experience as a teacher of modern languages (Spanish, English and Italian) from children to adults, and all cases with really good results (available to show in case of need).
Two years of experience by teaching languages via internet.
FROM GILL MORRIS
My name is Gill, I live in the South of England close to Eastbourne, and have travelled to Spain on holiday for many years. To date, I have been typically British about only speaking English in Spain. I now work for an American company, who have offices across Europe, including one near to Barcelona. I have a very busy work schedule, training and supporting these offices but I now feel it would be challenging and satisfying to learn to speak and to understand more of the language spoken around me. I searched on the internet to find a local private teacher and was delighted to meet Leonor Barrientos. Miss Barrientos is so friendly and flexible about where and how we could fit in the lessons. She even gave me a first introductory lesson free! The method she uses is really fun and gets results quite quickly. Although I am usually tired, once Leonor starts the lesson I always feel excited to learn something new and we laugh a lot so it does not feel like hard work. The rate is affordable and I can usually fit in a lesson once every week or two. Leonor keeps in touch regularly , even on the weeks we cannot meet, so I always feel in touch with the classes. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn Spanish in my area.
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My name is Paul Willson, I am 32 and I work in IT. The reason I am learning Spanish is that I am moving to Madrid soon and I need to practice my Spanish. Before I started my Spanish lessons I had a high standard of Spanish but I still needed to improve and have regular practice. My lessons with Leonor covered all areas of Spanish grammer and a lot of vocabulary. The excercises done in the lessons were very helpful with vocabulary as Leonor always asked if there were any words I did not understand. Also because the lessons were all in Spanish I found my speaking and listening improved a lot and my confidence improved. I found Leonor a very good teacher as she tried to understand my level of Spanish and tried to set the lessons to my personal needs.
PAUL WILLSON, READING, UK.
My methodology is based on Direct Method, I use to teach trhough the foreign language, I mean, in Spanish class we will speak Spanish (we won´t use your native language), and in English class we will speak only English.
This is one of the best methods of languages used over the world.
Students will think in the foreign language from the very beginning so the improvement is great after few weeks. By testing level and interests of students we can have more interesting lessons tailored. In fact each person learns in his/her own pace.
With my method, students will speak the foreign language since their first lesson (guaranteed) although they have a basic level or never have spoken or tried the language they want to learn.
One of the most famous advocates of the Direct Method was the German Charles Berlitz, whose schools and Berlitz Method are now world-renowned.
Tired about grammar translation methods and think grammar is an useless torture?