My name is Erica, and I come from Granada, Spain. I’m a fully qualified languages teacher and second in department at a school in Wakefield. I teach Spanish, French and German.
Before starting my career, I spent five years studying for a degree in English Studies and then completed an MA in English Applied Linguistics. In 2010, I moved to England as I had always loved the country. I worked as a language assistant in different schools across the UK and, in 2014, started my teacher training at an ‘outstanding’ school in Crowthorne, Berkshire.
Throughout my journey, I have had experience in many different fields. For example, I have led a lot of initiatives to promote languages and increase uptake at GCSE & A-Level, such as competitions, open evenings, and enrichment activities. I have also created Spanish resources for a great range of students and teachers and have offered training to my department on ‘engaging’ and ‘relevant’ activities for our learners. I have been in charge of mentoring new/trainee staff, and line-managed a number of members of the department. Finally, I have taught Spanish to languages teachers from all over the UK as well as training and equipping them with strategies and useful teaching ideas that they can easily apply when teaching Spanish to their own students.
About Spanish & Umbrellas
I am truly passionate about creating Spanish resources as I believe that, although the teacher is the main resource in the classroom, having resources which are attractive and clearly presented can positively impact on teaching and learning. I wanted to make a difference with my web and this is why I created Spanish & Umbrellas.
My aim is to help teachers plan lessons faster, offer them fresh ideas and share effective tips in order to maximise their students’ progress and promote a love for learning. It can also benefit learners who need extra resources to practise their language skills and develop cultural understanding.
Thank you very much for visiting my web, I really hope to support you!