Learn Catalan&Spanish with Carol Ruiz

About me

About me
¡Hola! My name is Carol, I live in Begur (Catalonia). So, I’m a native Spanish and Catalan speaker. I live near the sea with my dog Rita and 6 cats. You can easily say that I’m a crazy cat lady (una loca de los gatos). I love all the animals and whenever I can, I try to help the animals in need. My cats were in danger when I found them so I rescued them, and as we say here in Spain — six can live as cheap as one (donde come uno, comen seis… ). Usually, they sleep during the lessons (except Manolo), but Rita sometimes comes to attend the lesson with us. But don’t worry, they behave themselves!

Me as a teacher

Me as a teacher

I’ve been working as an online Spanish and Catalan tutor for a few years now, helping foreign students of all levels and ages achieve great results. My Spanish pronunciation is neutral, and the same goes for my Catalan. When I was at the university, I started volunteering for some NGOs where I was teaching Spanish and Catalan. I was offering lessons to people who had recently arrived in Spain and I introduced them to the local culture and our way of living. Since then I’ve realised teaching is my true passion.

Nowadays I’m working on my Spanish podcast ¡Pero cómo está el patio! and I encourage you to check it out!

My lessons and teaching method

My lessons and teaching method

During the informal lessons we aim to improve your conversational skills. You can choose a topic for us to talk about — anything from recent happenings to your favourite subjects — or you can leave it up to me to choose a subject. The lessons can also be structured to focus on your questions or doubts. Furthermore, we can also conduct mock interviews to discuss specific topics you may be interested in (university classes, work, travel).

For formal tutoring, every lesson is tailored to the student’s needs and goals. Lesson materials are prepared beforehand and depending on how much time you have on hand, you can also get homework to do.

No matter your language level, you will learn a lot and have fun while at it!

My teaching materials

  • PDF file
  • Audio files
  • Sample exam questions
  • Text documents
  • Image files
  • Articles and news
  • Graphs and diagrams
  • Homework
  • Video files
  • Didactic cards
  • Slide show/PPT
  • Questionnaires

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