MA Translation and Interpreting, University of Westminster, London
Major modules: English-Spanish and Spanish-English Institutional Translation, Conference Interpreting, Public Services Interpreting, MA Project and Computer Assisted Translation.
Teacher Training: teaching of Spanish to adults, International House, London 2004
BA English Language Studies, specialising in English Literature, University of Valladolid, Spain
RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:
Spanish teacher - Talk Languages and Language Trainers, London.
Taught Spanish to children, teenagers and adults of all levels.
Learnt to devise detailed lesson plans and syllabuses, to monitor the progress of my pupils and my own work, and to self-assess the classes that I prepared.
Spanish teacher - Communicate Well, London.
Working with Arsenal Football Club students, teaching Spanish to adults at a beginner level. The classes take place at the Arsenal Training Club at the present time.
Spanish teacher - Cactus Language Training, London.
Teaching Spanish to adults of all levels. Evening group classes in different schools across London.
Devising detailed lesson plans and syllabuses.
Lessons are officially supervised and assessed twice a year, achieving outstanding results.
Senior teacher duties: monitoring, supervising and assessing teacher’s lessons.
Collaborating in the preparation of teaching seminars.
Spanish teacher - Simon & Simon, London
Teaching Spanish to adults of all levels. Corporate language training. The lessons take place at different companies such as BBVA, TAM Airlines or Amey.
Spanish teacher and duty manager - World Language Consultants (teaching and translation company), London
Working with Foreign and Commonwealth Office students, teaching Spanish to adults at various levels.
Requirements include writing detailed term syllabi, lessons plans and student progress reports. Moreover, my lessons have been officially supervised, assessed and approved.
Responsible for the administration and running of the school when the director is away. Liaising with freelance translators and assigning them projects. Liaising with clients, assuring that all key aspects are clarified and agreed upon, and preparing project quotations for them.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Retail employee, Kurt Geiger in Liberty, London
Advised customers, sought to understand their needs and made suggestions to meet them.
Maintained the shop floor neatly and organised stock.
Retail supervisor, Harvey Nichols, London
Operated cash register.
Supervised and managed a team, trying to find solutions to all kinds of needs and requests.