As a young adult I had never hoped that I would have the opportunity to learn a second language: being billingual was merely a hopeless dream I had always had. Without many resources or instruction for learning a language, I decided to embark on the journey of acquiring a second language – Spanish. After years of dedication, study, and practice, my dream became a reality, opening my eyes to the linguistic-learning capacity of the human brain.
This experience was essential to develop the necessary knowledge and experience that I use to not only teach a language, but also to communicate and maintain interpersonal relationships in Spanish, living in Peru. Learning a new language – as well as its respective culture – has conditioned me to deliver effective language classes.
The ability to effectively communicate in Spanish
Knowledge of the necessary elements of second language acquisition
Linguistic awareness of the many unique nuances possessed by languages
Awareness of the nuances that are unique to cultures
Experience necessary to understand the perspectives of my language learners
Bilingualism changes your introspective: after learning a new language, it is possible to view the world through different viewpoints because a person’s language is affected by behavior; conversely, components of behavior are affected by language.