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Degree: Spanish and Portuguese (Bachelors) - Kings, London University
I'm a 21 year old student, studying Spanish and Portuguese in my final year at King's College London. I have always had a passion for Spanish, with it's rich language, culture and literature and I hope to be able to inspire you to fall in love with the language as well.
I am an outgoing, talkative person so you can feel very comfortable speaking Spanish with me. I have just come back from my year abroad studying in Rio de Janeiro and Cádiz, where I gained extensive knowlege about Spanish grammar, literature and history which I hope would make my classes interesting and relevant for you. I also have a qualification in teaching dance, as I was a dance teacher from 16-18 so I know the best methods for teaching and making tricky concepts more understandable.
During the sessions, you can tell me which topics you would like to go over and I will tailor it to suit your needs. I hope to be able to clarify any doubts you may have, explaining them in a different way and then putting what you have learnt into practice by saying examples out loud.
I hope the classes will make you feel confident and more fluent in Spanish in all aspects, not only speaking but also reading and writing. It is a beautiful, expressive language and I'll try and make you fall in love with everything hispanic like I have.
|Spanish||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Before 12pm||12pm - 5pm||After 5pm|
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A good way to become more fluent is having some ideas in your head about the topics you might have to talk about, as it will stop your mind going blank in the exam. Make mindmaps of the different topics you have studied this year, with key words, phrases and good, high-level vocabulary and structures, and read them over to yourself until they are in your head.
Another great way to become more fluent is listening to other people speak Spanish, watch a Spanish film on netflix (even with subtitles will help!), get into a Spanish TV series (telecinco is a personal favourite for free TV), or even watch blogs on youtube in Spanish. Find something you're into, whether it's cinema, football, beauty or celebrities, and listen to the way a native Spaniard speaks. You'll definitely pick up new phrases and a turn of phrase which will make you sound more fluent.
Before an oral exam, I try to speak as much Spanish as I can. If you're lucky, you might have a parent or classmate who you can practice with, but if not there are still a lot of ways to practice. I recite presentations to my mum - she doesn't speak a word of Spanish but it helps me feel more confident speaking in front of somebody. I even talk to myself, if you can try and get yourself in that Spanish mindframe it will help your fluency so much in the exam.see more