My teaching philosophy...
Learning, expanding, improving your Spanish at ease.
Román Soto Feliú
I am a Spaniard born in southern Chile and I have been living in the USA since 1981. I hold a
Ph.D. in Spanish and have taught Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture for over 30 years.
...create the conditions so the students feel comfortable at easelearning to read, write, listen and speak
My approach to teaching is eclectic, because
to test a particular theory of learning is not the issue...
What's important is to create the right conditions so the students feel comfortable learning to read, write, listen and speak
Different people learn things in different ways.
Grammar, vocabulary, practice, patience, eagerness and curiosity are all crucial.
Sometimes we need memorization, sometimes we need drills, and sometimes we just need to let it go: to allow the
language to grab us and just use it... and by using it, we really start learning it.
It's that simple.
Member of the ACTFL
: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.