As Spanish seems to be an obscure subject for learner of other languages, I discovered when I came to teach it back in 2004 in the state of South Carolina that I had the knack for it, as well. Up to that point, I had taught English to speakers of other languages in my native country, Colombia.
Teaching Spanish at high school levels also enabled me to start looking for simple yet compelling ways to engage my students and allow them to use what they were being delivered by me at the classroom setting and take it to the real world and find it useful. Not an easy task, but I was able to do it. After all, languages are all about communication, and I love when my students communicate as my main goal, then if they want to "polish" their ideas and the message we can work on that too as they advance on their learning process.
I am an instructor who pursues the idea of a student happy with targeting communication as their main goal, if they are motivated we go for a second or third stages where they can feel they go further in managing the intricacies of the language.
Universidad del Atlantico - BA, Spanish- English
University of Arkansas - MS, Spanish