Meet TEFL in Spain team!
MA Applied Linguistics, TEFL Certificate, BA Translation Studies, BA Tourism Managament
Over 10 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training.
I gained my first experience in teaching English as a foreign language when I came to Spain in January 2005 to study Spanish. Spanish people have a generally low level of foreign language skills and I found out there was a big demand for English teachers. First, I started giving one-on-one classes and later I was offered a job at a language school, followed by a position as an in-company English teacher. I enjoyed it so much that I realised teaching foreign languages was my true vocation. I understand what my students are going through, because I know exactly what it is like to learn another language. After several years of teaching I wanted to further develop my skills related to the theory and practice in the area of teaching English and decided to study a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. In this programme I became specialised in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Training and I decided to set up a high quality TEFL school in Malaga and Rome with other experienced teacher trainers.
Qualifications: BSc(Hons) Politics, MSc Social Research, Cambridge CELTA, PGCE (ESOL and EAP), and Doctor of Education (pending)
Experience: Over 10 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training
Ten years ago I took time out to get teaching experience prior to taking a place on a PGCE (Sociology). After doing a Cambridge CELTA and teaching in Spain for a year I returned to the UK to do a PGCE but this time in ESOL and EAP (English for Speakers of Other Languages and English for Academic Purposes). I returned to Spain and 10 years later I’m still here and enjoying my work very much. My doctoral thesis focuses on professional development, particular on the formation of professional identities in EFL.
Qualifications: Trinity DipTESOL, TEFL Certificate, Subtitle Specialist, University of Cambridge C2
Experience: Over 15 years´experience in ELT and Teacher Training
After more than 12 years of being an EFL teacher in Athens, Greece, I decided to travel and teach abroad. The passport for that was a TEFL certificate, so I came to Malaga. I learned a lot and I developed even further as a teacher. Less than five years later I got involved into teacher training and I am aiming at making people enjoy teaching as much as I do by guiding and supporting them along their training.
Cambridge DELTA; TEFL Certificate with specializations in Teaching Business English, Young Learners, and Grammar; BA Spanish & Italian
Over 10 years’ experience in ELT and Teacher Training
I began volunteering as an ESL teacher in the United States and quickly discovered that teaching was my passion. After studying abroad in Málaga in 2007 and falling in love with this vibrant city, I moved here and began teaching EFL in companies, bilingual schools, and academies. I later moved into academic management where I coordinated in-house teacher training. When I’m not in the classroom, you can find me doing yoga, cooking, or enjoying Málaga’s cultural and gastronomical offering. I look forward to sharing my passion for Málaga and teaching with you on the Trinity CertTESOL course!
Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Online Digital Marketing, Trinity CertTESOL, TYLE Certificate, TEFL Certificate in Teaching Business English, TEFL Certificate in Teaching Cambridge Exams, Foundation in Art & Design.
Experience: After spending 28 years in Wales, I decided to follow my dream and make the journey to sunny Spain. The Trinity Certificate in TESOL allowed me to change my life path and finally work in a position that allowed me to teach others. I loved teaching from the first minute and had found my calling in life. I completely fell in love with the cosmopolitan city of Málaga and decided that I would never leave. I have over 6 years experience in ELT and Business English. I later studied marketing which had always been another passion of mine. I am happy to say that I am now blessed to be able to work in the two areas that truly excite me and bring joy to my everyday.
MA International Cooperation and Development, B.A. Translation and Interpretation Studies, ELE (Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language)
I have always found learning and teaching languages really enjoyable. I have had the opportunity to live abroad for two years: one in Paris and another in Maryland (United States). Now, I am very happy with my job at Málaga Lenguas and TEFL in Spain where I am able to continue formally what I have done informally all of my life, that is bringing people of different cultures and nations together and helping them overcome their language barriers.