12+ years of World Languages Teaching (German, Spanish and ESOL), particularly in the US, UK, Germany and in New Zealand - 2015 member of the New Zealand Association of Languages Teachers and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - Berlitz Training and Teaching at Cologne Berlitz School - I have organized many school trips abroad to Spain, Argentina and Costa Rica -
Task-based teaching and learning / differentiation / lots of fun, games and travel stories
2010 Teacher Excellence Award at Waiuku College, NZ
BA Spanish and International Politics, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK MA International Relations, University of Leeds, UK Diploma in Hispanic Studies for Foreigners, University of Granada, Spain PGCE Teaching Modern Foreign Languages Certificate (Spanish and German), University of Bristol, UK
I am life-long learner and passionate traveler. As a teacher I am trying to motivate young students to develop a love for languages. Many of them then choose to continue with Spanish/German and/or other foreign languages through to the senior school and university.