My name is Lluís C. Jaques. I was born in Barcelona (Spain). I am a teacher of Spanish with a Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (TSFL) from the Instituto Cervantes, with over ten years of experience in language teaching, and a journalist, with a degree in Information Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
I am convinced that if you choose me as your Spanish teacher, you’ll have made a good decision. That may sound a bit pedantic, but it’s an affirmation I make based on the results obtained over the course of years spent with students of different levels and with different goals.
After various different experiences working as a Spanish teacher, in 2008 I started to systematise a method that I applied in private, face-to-face classes regularly. From 2012 I started to combine this method with online classes. Today, I focus all my teaching work via the Internet.
I love languages. I am fascinated by understanding the largest number of people possible and I like to speak in the language of the country I am visiting. I have travelled to over a hundred countries in Europe, the Americas and Africa.
In addition to my mother tongues, Spanish and Catalan, I hold a diploma in French from the Instituto Internacional para la Difusión de la Cultura. I graduated from the Instituto Italiano de Cultura. I studied English at the ESADE language school. And I have taken private lessons in Portuguese, the latter with a basic level of comprehension and conversation.
The knowledge of these languages has been of great use throughout my career. I have published articles in the printed press, I have worked on radio and, especially, in television. For many years I have been a producer, editor and scriptwriter of documentaries of a social and cultural nature, which have been broadcast on many public TV channels in my country, as well as on international channels.
Another of my professional experiences was university teaching on different courses in Communication and Journalism at the Universidad José Simeón Cañas (UCA) in San Salvador (El Salvador). I have always been passionate about teaching.
I am fascinated by my work as a Spanish teacher and I find it very gratifying to see how my students progress in their knowledge of the language.
As you can see from what I have said, we can understand each other in French, English, Italian and Portuguese. But we will speak very little of these languages. From the very first day, and even if you are a beginner, we are going to be speaking Spanish.
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