During the first coaching session, we clarify your Spanish learning goals and discuss principles and strategies that you can use to achieve your goals effectively and playfully. We also outline a Spanish learning action plan that will help you stay on course after the session.
The coaching session gives you motivation and basic tools for fine-tuning your current learning strategies. In my experience, one session is enough for students to clarify what they want and need to do to get better results and enjoy learning Spanish more.
“With María´s coaching and clear insights into how language learning actually works, I could access strategies and principles that make learning a new language feel possible again. It now feels both fun and easy.”
The workshops are an excellent platform for helping students to learn how to improve their learning strategies in a supportive and stimulating group environment. Below is the outline of some of the workshops I lead.
We explore and discuss the language input and learning activities that are most effective for speeding up the development of the four language skills (speaking, listening, writing, and reading).
We focus on strategies for expanding vocabulary and go through a sequence of steps that makes new vocabulary “stick” in your mind.
Flashcards are highly effective strategies for language learning. We discuss what makes flashcards so effective, the best way of designing them, and how to use them for maximum benefit.
"We invited María to deliver a 1-hour workshop in Spanish via Zoom. Her content was well-prepared, clear, relevant, interesting, and professionally presented in clear Spanish at a manageable pace for English speakers. She was an immediate ‘Hit’ with our Club members who warmed to her personality and to her evident interest in us as a group. We are inviting her back next year, to focus on one or two aspects of her talk in greater depth. Gracias María, y ¡hasta la próxima!"
Cath Alderson, Hillingdon Spanish Club