- Where were you born?
- What is your favourite song?
- What is your favourite animal?
- Who is your favourite writer?
A mixture of Don Quijote, Ana Ozores, Max Estrella and Augusto Pérez.
- What did you study at University?
Spanish philology at the University of Salamanca, then I did a Masters in Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University of Jaén and most recently completed my Doctorate in Sciences of Education (Teaching of a language and literature) at the University of Granada.
About my job:
- Do you have any advice for learning Spanish?
Live in a Spanish-speaking country.
- What do you most like about your job?
I love the fact that I am around people of different nationalities who speak different languages, as it makes me feel close to other parts of the world when I learn about different cultures. I have also spent a lot of time abroad teaching Spanish and it has helped me to keep my Spanish roots by sharing my own language and culture.
- What has been the most interesting experience in your training?
All of the places that I have worked in have given me experiences that have helped to expand my knowledge and improve my teaching methods. From a personal point of view, one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences would have to be working in rural communities in Cuzco (Peru) where I worked for 8 months on different projects (education, health, tourism and many others).
- For you, what is the most important thing about teaching Spanish as a foreign language?
Firstly, I believe teaching languages should involve promoting interaction amongst students by making them interested and motivating them to learn. I believe the best way to do this is to create a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom and form a good relationship with my students.