2014 Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano


In 2014, I worked as a volunteer with WorldTeach Colombia 2014 at Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano in Barranquilla teaching English to 4th and 5th-grade classes. With an average of 38 students per class, I met weekly with approximately 350 students, most of whom were enthusiastic about language learning and the knowledge to clearly communicate in English. As part of the requirements established by WorldTeach,  I created lesson plans, developed quizzes and exams, and measured the individual assessment of student progress.

April 2014 with my students and the mayor of Barranquilla, Elsa Noguera.

Bilingual Bloglingual logo

In addition to teaching 4th and 5th grade English, I also presented the workshop Bilingual Bloglingual: Using a Blog to Promote Bilingual Learning in the Primary Classroom as part of the 6th Annual Bilingual Week, October 27-31, 2014, sponsored by the Alcaldía de Barranquilla and the Secretaría de Educación.

View the presentation here (requires adobe .pdf reader)

2017 Bogotá Business English

In 2017, I returned to Barranquilla to work with Bogotá Business English as an independent teacher helping business professionals learn valuable skills and strategies to communicate with clients and customers as part of their positions within multinational corporations. In this position, I developed interactive and kinetic-based curriculum as part of the company’s Change Your Chip program. I also created lessons with a focus on business-related vocabulary and grammar for use in realistic, professional situations including meetings and client relations.