Who is Your Spanish Teacher?
I am Fátima Jiménez, a native Spanish teacher with a degree in Hispanic Philology and with more than ten years of experience. I have taken courses on Language Teaching such as the Training Course for Teachers of Spanish Language for Foreigners of IH and the Master’s Degree in Secondary EducationTeaching.
How was Your Spanish Teacher born?
It all started a long time ago … I was a student of Hispanic Philology at the university, I loved reading, travelling and meeting people from other countries. In those years I made many foreign friends at the university. It was great fun to meet people from other countries. I always had interesting conversations and learned new things and customes: the traditional Christmas tea of the Nordic countries, the advent calendar that a German friend gave me, international dinners with friends (and the fantastic Spanish omelette I used to cook for them), etc.
Without realizing it, I started teaching Spanish to my friends. They always asked me grammar questions and I had fun teaching them expressions and new words. And just like that, I started teaching Spanish. I was good at it and I enjoyed doing it.
A little later, I decided to take specialized courses and undergo further training. After a while I started working at a school and I felt like a fish in the wàter. I loved the experience and I discovered that I could make a living doing what I liked. It was fun to teach Spanish and to connect with people from other countries through language and culture.
Since then, I’ve taught in different schools and I’ve met students from all over the world. I’ve wanted to open my own space for some time now, my little Spanish school.
Now you know a little bit about the history of Your Spanish Teacher.
Welcome to Your Spanish Teacher!