English Teacher/ exams FCE/ CAE
My name is Diana. I’m an English teacher, based in Barcelona, Spain. I hold a Specialist’s (equivalent to Master’s) degree in English teaching, with a minor in German, I’m also a CELTA certified teacher, with more than 9 years of experience. Throughout my teaching career I’ve been tutoring children, teenagers, as well as adults of all levels. I taught English at University level for more than 5 years and ended up doing my PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Barcelona.
I’m keen on travelling. I’ve previously lived in Russia, England, the United States and Montenegro. But what I’m absolutely passionate about is studying and teaching foreign languages! I love inspiring people to study languages, create warm, friendly environment to encourage my students to speak.
In my life I’ve been learning German and Spanish, now I learn Catalan, so I’m aware of what it feels like to be a language learner myself, struggling through grammar, learning vocabulary, understanding the logic of the language. At the core of my teaching style is an individual and professional approach to every student/ groups of students, depending on their goals, personality differences and aptitude.
Not only do I have experience in teaching, I’ve also been responsible for designing studying and assessment materials for my students and I know how to make learning process efficient, well-balanced and fun.