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Kateryn

“Estudiar un idioma es más que aprender vocabulario y gramática: es descubrir una nueva forma de entender el mundo.”

About Kateryn

Kateryn, who was born in Venezuela, holds a degree in Hispanic Philology and a master’s degree in teaching Spanish as a second language, specializing in cinema as a teaching tool. She is also a certified DELE examiner for all levels, teaches SIELE preparation courses and tutors trainee teachers. Kateryn has been working as a Spanish teacher since 2012.

She speaks these languages:

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Kateryn's Experience

Studies

  • Actual use of language
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Development of teaching skills
  • Methodology, approaches and learning processes of ELE
  • New digital skills for ELE teachers
  • Dynamics and contents for the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language: from the plan to the classroom
  • Master ‘Teaching Spanish as a Second Language’
  • Degree ‘Filología Hispánica’ (Spanish Language and Literature)

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Tutor for teachers in internship positions during initial training courses
  • SIELE trainer
  • DELE examiner of the following levels
    • A1-A2, A1 for pupils
    • A2-B2 for pupils
    • B1-B2
    • C1-C2

WORK EXPERIENCE

Spanish teacher for foreigners in:

  • January 2017 – present: Formación FU, S.L. | Tenerife, Spain
  • July 2016 – December 2016: Entrelinhas | Quito, Ecuador
  • March 2016 – July 2016: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador | Quito, Ecuador
  • September 2012 – February 2016: Canarias Cultural. Escuela Internacional de Español, S.L. | Tenerife

EXTRAS

Between 2008 and 2012, before becoming a Spanish teacher, I worked at the magazine La Página as the editorial secretary of and editor of the book collections. I coordinated an issue of the magazine and participated in writing several articles on film, literature and cultural topics.

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FOR KATERYN

Mis palabras favoritas son los verbos acurrucarse y refunfuñar… me gusta lo que significan y también cómo suenan.

ENG: What’s your favorite word?  My favorite Spanish words are the verbs “acurrucarse” (to curl up) and “refunfuñar” (to grumble)… I like what they mean and also how they sound.

La excepción hace la regla.

ENG: What’s your favourite saying? The exception proves the rule.

Cuando era pequeña, adoptamos un mono que no era muy simpático conmigo.

ENG: What’s the craziest thing that you’ve done in your life? When I was little, we adopted a monkey that wasn’t very nice to me.

Es la única forma de hablar sin parar sobre lo que me apasiona: el idioma. Si hablara de esto con mi familia o amigos… nadie querría hablar conmigo.

ENG: Why do you teach Spanish? It’s the only way to talk non-stop about what I’m passionate about: the language. If I talked about this with my family or friends… no one would want to talk to me.

FUTURAMA, creo que todos deberíamos ser mutantes cíclopes y tener una langosta del espacio como compañero de trabajo.

ENG: What was your favorite cartoon series? FUTURAMA, I think we should all be cyclops mutants and have a space lobster as a coworker.

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