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My  Approach

My pedagogy employs:

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  • LINGUISTICS,
  • SOCIOLINGUISTICS,
  • FACE NEGOTIATION THEORY,
  • THE INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET
  • AND OF COURSE GRAMMAR & SYNTAX.

I UNDERSTAND MOST SPANISH SPEAKERS HAVE A SYLLABIC LANGUAGE HERITAGE AND THUS LEARNING A STRESS LANGUAGE SUCH AS ENGLISH  PRESENTS ITS OWN SET OF CHALLENGES.
MY GOAL IS TO SHOW YOU HOW TO IDENTIFY AND DECIPHER THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FUNCTION AND CONTENT WORDS WITHIN YOUR DESIRE TO SPEAK ENGLISH AFFECTS YOUR NATURAL APPROACH TO SPEAKING IN YOUR VOICE.

 

MI PEDAGOGÍA EMPLEA:

  • LA LINGÜÍSTICA,
  • LA SOCIOLINGÜÍSTICA,
  • LA TEORÍA DE LA NEGOCIACIÓN DE CARA,
  • EL ALFABETO FONÉTICO INTERNACIONAL Y,
  • POR SUPUESTO, LA GRAMÁTICA Y LA SINTAXIS.

ENTIENDO LA MAYORÍA DE LOS HABLANTES DE ESPAÑOL TIENEN UNA HERENCIA DE LENGUAJE SILÁBICO Y EL APRENDIZAJE POR LO TANTO DE UN LENGUAJE DE ESTRÉS COMO EL INGLÉS PRESENTA SU PROPIO CONJUNTO DE DESAFÍOS. MI OBJETIVO ES MOSTRAR CÓMO IDENTIFICAR Y DESCIFRAR LA DIFERENCIA ENTRE LAS PALABRAS DE FUNCIÓN Y CONTENIDO DENTRO DE SU DESEO DE HABLAR INGLÉS AFECTA A SU FORMA NATURAL DE HABLAR COMO UN NATIV@.

 

My Story

My travels brought me to Madrid for love (I know, right?)  a.k.a #elhombredemivida

I decided based on my previous experiences in various sectors such as: business, finance, law, marketing, SEO and B2B/B2C to start my own biz here in Madrid.

I have taught English to refugees of all ages, as a volunteer and decided to pursue a Master’s degree in 2012 in TOEFL/TEFL/ELL/ESL. I felt this was a natural progression of what I have found to be as close to my most authentic self: my passion is people and enabling them to develop their own voice and confidence in whatever manner they need to succeed in their journey with English as their guide.

I believe each of us is 100% capable of achieving their personal objectives but, I also help you find your best self and motives/mantra as your pursue your best self. I have found you are your best when you can have a teacher you can count on as not just a number or potential client or contract. People and relationships matter to me. This should be clear before you meet me and choose to work with me together on your English plan and goals.

I love to share knowledge, coach people towards their personal best and of course teach people to navigate the difficult waters of English as a second language acquisition. My teaching style is not Cambridge, TOEICS, TOEFL, IELTS or Trinity. I am well versed in these methodologies and I have assisted all of my current and past students towards achieving their highest and best score on their very first attempt at any of the above exams! I believe in creating a safe space for you in the comfort of my office. You are my project until we part ways and until then, you can always count on me to be supportive and in your corner. You remain in my life as needed as a source of support or as a lifeline as you pursue your dreams and goals. I am always an email, Skype, Whatsapp or Zoom away from current or former clients should a need arise.

Meet ME

MexiCAN not a MexiCANT.

 

Owner, operator, marketer, website administrator, operations and sales. One stop shop.

Veronica G. Ochoa

Owner, Operator & Lead Educator

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