Expert IB Spanish Teacher, Coordinator, and Examiner for Spanish Language B, holds an MA in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, with 12+ years of Spanish language teaching experience. (Can only teach Spanish Ab Intio and Spanish B SL for Nov class).
My name is Raquel, I am a native speaker Spanish Teacher who completed an MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (2010) and a MA in Applied Linguistics at the University of Jaen (2011, Spain). I am currently taking a postgraduate diploma in translation. I have over 15 years of experience in teaching Spanish in Europe and Asia at IB international schools and in Higher Education. I have worked among others at Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and King’s College, London. I am also an IB coordinator and IB examiner for Spanish Language B. I have extensive experience teaching IB Spanish B and I know the IB program very well; besides having experience as a teacher, examiner, and IB Coordinator, I am also a mother who graduated with children with the IB Diploma in 2016 and 2020.
2020-Present @ International School Campus, Pinneberg, Germany
IBDP Spanish Teacher Middle and High school
Teaching Spanish courses for middle school and IBDP Programme
2020 @ Halcyon International School, London, UK
IBDP MYP Cover for Spanish Teacher
Teaching Spanish courses for MYP and IB DP Programme SL and HL. Teaching MYP program from 6th to 10th grades and DP program. Created course content and examinations.
2018-2019 @ Kings College, London, UK
Teaching Spanish courses at basic to intermediate level (CEFR A1 to B1)
2018 @ Cervantes Institute London, UK
Teaching Spanish courses at all levels (CEFR A1 to C1)
2017-Present @ International Baccalaureate Organization, UK
Examiner for Spanish Language B (standard and higher level)
2014-2017 @ Yale-Nus College, Singapore
Co-founded Spanish Language Program level A1 and founded the Spanish Language Program from level A2 to B2.
Developed curricula, scheme of work, grading policies, rubrics, quizzes, assessments, and extra-curricular activities. Managed and organized all the course work on Canvas’ website and the “Connect” online platform (McGraw-Hill) and used external online tools to support students
like Quizlet and Kahoot. Developed the Spanish Peer Tutor program in collaboration with the Teaching and Learning Centre. Co-organized and co-led a field trip, “Biodiversity, Culture and Heritage across Spain,” for the
Learning across Borders Program (“LAB” Spain July 2015)
Jaen University, Jaen, Spain
MA In Applied Linguistics For Teaching Spanish As a Foreign Language
Jaen University, Jaen, Spain
MA In Teaching Spanish As a Foreign Language
Leon University, Leon, Spain
Postgraduate Degree For Teaching Spanish As a Foreign Language
Extended Essay (EE)
Individual Oral (IO)
Spanish Language ab Intio SL
Spanish Language B HL
Spanish Language B SL
Middle Years Programme
Tutor Teaching Style
I would describe myself as a very dynamic and passionate teacher who genuinely enjoys teaching. This is very motivating for my students as they also enjoy my classes as I do. My teaching is innovative as I am continuously looking for ways of improving my classes. While teaching I apply an integrative approach to the development of communicative skills focusing on tasks. I use technology in a meaningful way, with clear goals, so students get motivated and learn in an interactive and playful way. I also focus on stimulating skills such as collaboration and communication skills, leadership, scaffolding, cultural awareness, etc. I try to involve my students in their own learning process by recreating plenty of possibilities for them to work collaboratively, taking responsibilities and making decisions. In addition, I am very interested in motivation as I am convinced that motivation is the key to success. I inject humor in my classes as much as the situation allows it and students enjoy my classes even when they learn new grammar, vocabulary, expressions, concepts, etc. I always try to awake in them the interest for learning, so they become independent learners and self-manage their learning, reach their full potential and hopefully become lifelong learners as I am myself.
In our first session, I will get to know my student, I assess her/his Spanish level and try to understand her/his needs. It is essential to understand the student’s needs to be able to help her or him Then we discuss what are the step to work forwards for her/his improvement.
Abdullah from United Arab Emirates
My son Abdullah started taking IB Spanish ab initio lessons with Raquel two months before his mocks. His predicted score at the end of year 12 was 5 but within two months he really improved and recently scored a 7 in his mocks. We are very grateful to Raquel for all her effort and hard work. Thanks so much.
I am convinced that every student can succeed in their IB courses with the right guidance and aptitude. I look forward to helping you to get your best outcome possible in your IB Spanish Language B course.
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