Barranquilla

2014 Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano

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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, most of the 350 students I taught 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 activities, monitored exams, and measured individual student progress while providing weekly reports on the effectiveness of my teaching methods.

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

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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 worked in Barranquilla with Bogotá Business English as an independent teacher helping business professionals within multinational corporations learn valuable skills and strategies to communicate with their clients.

I developed interactive and kinetic-based curriculum as part of BBE’s Change Your Chip program, and also created lessons using business-related vocabulary and grammar for use in professional situations such as corporate meetings and client relations.