With Spanish as a first language and fully bilingual in English, I have taught both languages for the past 10 years to all ages and levels.
Before teaching, I enjoyed working on graphic design and creating different objects for gifts, personal use and sells, now, I mix both of my passions to create teaching materials!
I hope you find them useful and see great results with your students' progress.
Lessons and materials based on curricular aims and specific tasks. Aims come from two sources: Common Core (the 5Cs + Critical thinking) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages . My focus is on language comprehension and production and the acquisition of culturally relevant knowledge, with to critically thinking about social justice issues.
I always include my students' likes and preferences to design the activities and topics of the units. So they are engaged and accountable for their work.
I love experiential learning and teaching through crossed-curriculum content lessons (CLIL. I try to always include lessons applicable to daily life for students to solve local issues with global solutions.
- Highest GPA upon BA graduation (2011)
- President of ALAS (Association of Latin American Students), 2012-2013 at Oregon State University
BA in Modern Languages Teaching - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia, 2011
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) - University of Cambridge, 2011.
MA in Contemporary Hispanic Studies - Oregon State University, 2014.
After that and all throughout my teaching career I have kept on learning from all my colleagues and especially from my students. Now, I hope to be able to share what I know with other colleagues.
Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, I see my self as a world citizen. Responsible, spontaneous, patient and engaged professional. I love designing materials for teaching and learning purposes, both printed and on digital learning environments (blended learning).
Whenever possible I serve as a volunteer to work with different communities, which has had a profound influence on the way I encourage my students to work towards the development of their own communities.