Do you need to improve your performance in Spanish for professional, social or personal reasons? Do you also need high FLEXIBILITY?
Are you keen on research? Are you a person committed to work and engaged with your learning progress?
Would you like meeting like-minded people and socializing in Spanish?
Then, here I am: I’m Marga Rubio Soto, a highly qualified Spanish teacher, teacher trainer and online course designer with over 20 years of experience in teaching every level of general Spanish.
I specialise in one-to-one language coaching for entrepreneurs, business & professional Spanish and DELE official diplomas – both in person and online.
And how will we work? Read my course description below and click on the blue titles to explore topics.
SPANISH4BIZBCN is a blended Spanish learning experience for those who live and work in Barcelona or in any other Spanish city.
Course description details:
IMPORTANT: Please note that I only take students who are committed to their learning process and progress, which involves ongoing work to meet their needs and achieve their goals, rather than merely attending lessons and disconnecting from learning in between.
We will combine LINGUISTIC contents, fully adapted to your specific needs, with PRAGMATIC and NEGOTIATION strategies in Spanish for business and real life.
Your learning program will focus on your skills to perform in Spanish in real life situations and on problem solving by the completion of meaningful tasks («Task based learning»).
We will also add the necessary SOCIOCULTURAL input about Barcelona, Cataluña & Spain under a historical & sociological perspective, for a better understanding of current affairs and social interaction.
Each level is carefully designed to cover both language and culture in a natural way. Please feel free to ask for further details.
1.1. Face-to-face sessions:
Tailored lessons in language and conversation skills, 100% oral, FLEXIBLE to your needs and schedule.
From one-to-one coloquial conversations to more formal public speaking public for academic or professional purposes (presentations, important meetings, interviews, lectures and even master classes).
The minimum amount of F2F hours per week is 2h, either in person or online, at your choice. Those hours can be distributed as follows:
- In one intensive session of 2 h (once a week).
- In two sessions of 1 h each (twice a week).
- NEW!! In four sessions of half an hour each (four times a week). Only available for advanced students who need to develop their oral skills for public speaking.
1.2. Optional: Online F2F sessions > Online classes – Videochat and phone call opportunities
ONLINE face-o-face sessions via Zoom or Skype can easily be arranged on a regular basis and also occasionally -even last minute if needed, totally at your convenience.
More details: Online classes.
1.3. Shared document interaction:
We will share your tasks in Spanish via Google Drive for correction, language tips, assessment, etc. so as you can learn from your own mistakes in a modern, dynamic and effective way. Therefore, we can work together in between F2F sessions even when not in person.
We will thus save a precious time for your face-to-face sessions, making the most of your time and money.
1.4. Language coaching:
Consisting in Whatsapp written or audio chats in Spanish about your questions or doubts, advice for anything you need concerning the language or your daily life in Barcelona and, most specially, to keep your Spanish fresh and active in a natural way.
(Also in English if needed).
2.1. Task based case management for real-life scenarios:
♦Work scenarios: teacher-supported case studies in order to provide you with the confidence needed for proficient performance in typical circumstances such as presentations, meetings, written reports, workshops, etc.
♦Social and personal confidence in real life situations through tasks which will be both instructive and useful. From doctor visits or school parent meetings to socializing and making friends.
2.2. Online language tutorials and activities:
(Note: the following online content comes from my blog, as an example. Therefore, it’s free & open to the public. Clients will have EXCLUSIVE access to customized online materials).
♦Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation tutorials & exercises.
♦Language in use: language in its social context plus phrases, idioms and expressions to be competent in current Spanish communication.
♦Multimedia activities: video, audio, games and quizzes to practice your Spanish in a natural way.
Practical info to ease the path of new residents and to learn about Barcelona’s past and present.
As a sociologist I can guide you through the pragmatics of the language in use and its cultural peculiarities and help you to deeply understand current Catalan & Spanish society.
♦Barcelona tips: Practical information for foreign residents.
♦Barcelona musts: Agenda of events and activities.
♦Barcelona, culture and society: Background, culture and society.
PRICES until end of Dec. 2020:
Please go to the PRICES page for price details and Terms & Conditions.
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