4 years teaching secondary Spanish in Queens, NY. 4 years working as an English language assistant in Madrid, Spain. 2 years as an ENL assistant in Seattle, WA.
I love including music, videos, and using as many games as possible, like Quizlet Live and Kahoot! Note about the Spanish I use in my activities: Although I am fluent in Castilian Spanish, I have traveled extensively in Latin America. I always include the most widely known vocabulary, as my students are located in NYC and hear every dialect imaginable!
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M.A. in TESOL and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from NYU.
Currently living in Spain after working in the NYC DOE for four years! When I first moved to Spain ten years ago, whenever I met anyone they thought my name was "María" or "Mayra". This happened so many times that I started to introduce myself as "Maya, como la abeja", to which they would let out a knowing, "ahh sí".