I completed a bachelor’s degree in English Philology at the University of Granada, Spain, and spent one Erasmus year in the University of Leicester. Soon after I finished my studies, I moved back to Leicester where I was offered a job teaching Spanish in a languages’ academy. During the first two years working for this institution, I obtained a Diploma in Education.
In 2012 I was offered a teaching position in Languages at Leicester where I designed and delivered courses at all levels. In 2015 I became a teaching fellow in Spanish at the University of Leicester where I worked for six years. During this period, I completed my Fellowship and had the wonderful experience teaching Spanish for Medics over the summer.
I also have experience teaching Spanish for Business to directors of Santander bank and delivering Spanish modules to undergraduates from Loughborough university.
One of my biggest challenges and self-rewarding experiences as a language teacher was working with children from different nationalities and difficult social backgrounds in a primary school where I had to adapt my methodology and resources. I also worked in a wellbeing programme aimed at adults who experienced severe and enduring health difficulties where I taught them Spanish to enable them to develop their interpersonal skills, functional skills and develop a sense of engagement belonging.