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Catalan, Spanish Teacher & Tutor: MONICA BARNES

Private lessons in BARCELONA, SPAIN, Spain or online via text chat, voice chat, video conferencing.

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 Profile of MONICA BARNES Date: August 26, 2019 
The Basics
Name: MONICA BARNES
Feedback rating: 5 stars of 5 26 reviews
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) Catalan
(N) Spanish

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: BARCELONA
State, province or region: SPAIN
Country: Spain
Services:
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Text chat
  • Voice chat
  • Video conferencing
  •  
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business
  •  


    Teaching Approach


    Nice to meet you ヅ

    I am a Spanish&Catal an LANGUAGE SPECIALIST and NEUROLANGUAGE COACH®.
    20+ years’ experience - clients in 30+ countries.
    O nline ☊✆ and in BARCELONA with a ヅ to the WORLD.

    LEA RN LIKE BEING ABROAD WHILE STAYING WHEREVER YOU ARE!!!
    No travels, no flights, no hotels, no extra time, no extra expenses. Perfect for your individual needs. Just what you need!

    If your want to prepare yourself for a language course, an exam or if you want to continue practicing a language after returning home from abroad, my method is the perfect solution for you.
    I will virtually come to your home, office or wherever you use your computer. This way of learning is made for people who have little time and money to spend on traveling. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy a modern form of language learning. Time and cost effective, state of the art. I combine the traditional methods of teaching –textbook- with the latest communication system –Skype.

    I am a native speaker of both Spanish and Catalan and an experienced teaching professional of these two languages since 2001. My communicative method puts the accent on oral expression, and the immediate and constant recourse to the language. I focus on developing your oral mastery of the language as it is spoken in everyday life. Each lesson is inspired by how you express yourself and what you want to communicate.
    Above all, I take into account your personality, your needs and your expectations in order to be able to provide the most appropriate teaching method and to establish a personalized course program which will ensure the best results. My method will help to learn the language in a short period of time. Finally, after each lesson, I provide immediate feedback and you are also given homework (by e-mail) designed to help you review and master what we have spoken and studied on class. Moreover, my students say I am really patient, kind, organized and cheerful. Please feel free to have a look at my students’ comments about our lessons if you have not done so already.

    T he only difference that my Skype classes may have compared to a live-in-perso n class is that you and I won't be at the same place: you might be sitting on your couch at home while I will be working from my office in Barcelona. Different from group courses, my attention will be focused on you only - allowing you to reach much better learning results. You will have my 100% attention and you are not distracted by other students or embarrassed by speaking in a group. I will draw you into a conversation, and we will be both totally engaged. I will write to you the difficult sentences in Skype Instant Message, and that will also give you a Lesson Transcript to review on your own. Moreover, this system will also allow you to progress from your office, at home or even when you travel.

    This 'just-in-time ' approach to language learning means your time is focused on what you need and when you need it. It doesn't get any more efficient than that! But it doesn't stop there! I also take proactive steps to guide, support and motivate you through the program, ensuring you can extract the maximum value from your time, effort and money invested in this learning experience.

    To discover your perfect program, contact me today for your free trial.




    Program Description


    THANK YOU FOR STOPPING HERE ヅ

    ABOUT ME
    WELCOME to my profile. +20 years’ experience - Accredited LANGUAGE COACH
    I Coach International Language Learners with Spanish&Catal an powerful language sessions online (by Skype) and in Barcelona (at my office and In-Company). My management background, coaching skills and Blended Learning or Flipped Classroom approach also allow me to help my learners’ to fulfil both their language and ultimate goals, such as:
    ✔Improve employment potential
    ✔E xpand study, live and work abroad options
    ✔Inc rease language ability
    ✔Cre ate a brighter future for you and your loved ones
    ✔Make travel more feasible and enjoyableMy name is Monica and I am 41 years old.

    ABOUT MY METHOD
    I am an accredited ICF Neurolanguage Coach® and I use this methodology in my sessions. This approach combines Coaching with Neuroscience (brain-friend ly learning) and turns out to be more effective and more durable than other methods. The focus is on the learners' motivation, interests, needs and language-prof essional goals.

    MY GOAL 🎯: YOUR LANGUAGE GOALS.

    MY SKILLS 🎓: I am positive, patient, enthusiastic, persistent, accurate and have strong interpersonal skills. Always eager to learn, improve and advance. I am organized, self-managed and like to communicate in a constructive, professional manner. I also have a strong work ethic and a flair for listening and talking to people.

    MY LIKES ❤️: learning from people and experiences, learning by doing, learning languages, working with people from all around the world, succeed in what I do, travelling, reading, yoga, pilates, nordic walking and meditation. And above all... enjoying life with family, friends and people I love.

    WHY LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE? Learning a new language, and culture can be an exciting journey, and adventure. Learning has always increased the mental life of a person and enhanced the human mind. It is also a great experience of life leaving abroad or just meeting new friends from different nationalities .
    Moreover, approximately 406 million people speak Spanish as a native language, making it second only to Mandarin in terms of its number of native speakers worldwide. It also has 60 million speakers as a second language, and 20 million students as a foreign language. So why not learning Spanish?

    M ORE POSITIVE ASPECTS
    FREE LESSON - Try before you buy with an introductory class available. The lessons are held by Skype; a free software that allows video-calling via Internet. You can concentrate on your work and will not lose time and money for travelling.
    FLEXIBLE - Pick the lesson times that suit your lifestyle the most. I offer flexibility with your timetable and work commitments and provide the appropriate expertise just-in-time, only when and where required. This system also allows you to progress from your office, at home or even when you travel.
    OPEN - The most effective and fun way to learn either Spanish or Catalan. I will boost your confidence and unlock your ability to speak. It will also dramatically improve your listening comprehension .
    COMPATIBLE – My tuitions can be adapted and work in conjunction with any relevant material or content that you already have.
    TARGET ED - Trouble-shoot and problem-solve d sessions. A highly focused approach that is built entirely around individual learning needs.
    EFFIC IENT - Achieve your goals quickly with all the support and feedback you need. I will build your motivation and commitment to the learning process. You will learn to write, read, talk and understand at the same time.

    To see how much you get with my tutoring, please feel free to contact me today to arrange a free trial. I am sure you will enjoy my lessons.




    Teaching Experience


    I have been working full time doing private classes since 2001 teaching both Spanish and Catalan to foreigners. I have also taught English and Spanish to international CEO’s from different companies for around 11 years now.

    The communicative method I use (Skype) offers you the major benefit of allowing you to communicate with a reliable qualified teacher who is a native speaker of the language (this is also important). Other methods of learning a new language require listening to CD’s to remember the pronunciation . Although these are very traditional ways of learning the language it is often a time slower, and more time consuming. After all, these materials can’t teach you the right pronunciation and particular cadence of a particular language. And even the sites that let you hear a foreign language though your computer speakers often sound unnatural.
    It is definitely better if you enroll to Skype lessons with me and start speaking the language immediately. Languages are meant to be spoken first, and then learn the writing mechanics, and reading too.

    Learning with me will enhance your skills and help you learn a foreign language to do better in the job market. It never hurts to learn more than one language, and the more one knows the better one can find bilingual and multilingual jobs. It is the perfect way to dramatically improve your confidence and ability to really SPEAK the language. I am sure you will be amazed at your progress!

    Language learning is now as fun as ever because of my new learning system.

    JUST TEST ME!




    Teacher Training


    QUALIFICATIONS

    I am an accredited ICF Neurolanguage Coach® (a registered US and European trademark in the name of Rachel Marie Paling.) and I use this methodology in my sessions. This approach combines Coaching with Neuroscience (brain-friend ly learning) and turns out to be more effective and more durable than other methods. The focus is on the learners' motivation, interests, needs and language-prof essional goals.

    I studied languages (English and German) both at College and at University.

    I graduated in Languages and Translation in 2001 (degree that enables me to teach too). I have worked as a teacher and interpreter both in firms and privately.
    Apart from having a University Degree, I have also been specifically trained to teach Spanish to foreign students following the world renowned International House Methodology.



    Frequently Asked Questions


    WHAT IS YOUR SCHEDULE? Monday to Friday

    MAY I HAVE A TRIAL LESSON? Yes, of course. I will give you a trial lesson at no charge. Trial lessons are one hour and are very effective in understanding my learning approach. You will need your computer and headset etc. This is also a good way of testing out the communication s and allowing you to meet me. Please feel free to contact me for this trial class at no cost for you.

    HOW MANY CLASSES DO YOU RECOMMEND PER WEEK? I recommend a minimum of 1 hour per week.

    HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO LEARN? It is up to you..! If you are motivated and do your homework, you can be talking in 2-3 months, if you are not motivated it will take you longer.

    WI LL I BE ASSIGNED HOMEWORK? If you are serious about the language, I recommend you do the homework I will send you to do at home after finishing our class. This is a very cost-effectiv e situation for you, as you are learning from my materials at no extra charge.

    WH ERE WILL THE LESSONS TAKE PLACE? I use Skype to teach to my students that live all over the World. You will be able to see me via webcam and communicate with me via a headset. And to make it really easy for you, your first lesson is totally free. The only difference that my Skype lessons may have compared to a live in person class is that you and I won't be at the same place: you might be sitting on your couch at home while I will be working from my office in Barcelona. Different from group courses, my attention will be focused only on you - allowing you to reach much better learning results. You will have my 100% attention and you are not distracted by other students or embarrassed by speaking in a group. I will draw you into a conversation, and we will be both totally engaged. I will write to you the difficult sentences in Skype Instant Message, and that will also give you a Lesson Transcript to review on your own after the class. I am sure you will be amazed at your progress!

    CAN YOU COMPARE MY LESSONS TO A LOCAL TUTOR? Local tutors can be good. However, apart from the difficulty of finding a tutor of excellent quality for your language, there are awkward aspects. Where do you meet – your house, their house, the local library, a coffee shop? Coffee shops are OK for informal practice, but the atmosphere is not good for Beginner Levels or more formal grammar instructions. Local teachers are often more expensive too. There are generally travel time and scheduling restrictions as well. You can’t beat the convenience of my Skype lessons.

    C AN YOU COMPARE MY LESSONS TO A LOCAL SCHOOL OR LANGUAGE ACADEMY? Learning a language with me through Skype is also recommended versus a classroom or college setting because one can go in one’s own pace and not be slowed or pushed to move in a curriculum or schedule. It feels relaxing from not being rushed to learn something in a classroom. And, one does not need to fear the grade system because there will be no grade system (if not needed or desired) exempt the one in the book one studies from with me.

    CAN YOUR COMPARE MY LESSONS TO A RESIDENTIAL “IMMERSION” COURSE IN BARCELONA? I will never criticize taking a month in Barcelona to learn either Spanish or Catalan! We should all be so lucky! Residential classes can be excellent but they take a big slice out of your vacation time. The "per hour" cost is also high, especially if you count the lodging and airfare - but the food can be really good. The academic risk is that you are again learning the language (for example) with a group of English speakers, of different levels. I think this is less effective that one-on-one instruction. Also when you get home, there is no follow up, and your skills can begin to fade. I think steady instruction over time is a better option than a single month of "immersion". Why not do the "immersion" at home, more effectively, and for less money? Then you can spend your vacation time having fun in Barcelona, not in a classroom.
    IMPORTANT
    ​" ​I never teach my students. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn​"​. (Albert Einstein)



    Cost of Lessons


    WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT POLICY AND PRICE PER HOUR?
    Each lesson should be preferably paid by PayPal before taking the class. But remember, the first class is free of charge and this is important, so we already get to know each other before starting the lessons.

    T he price per hour it mainly depends on the student level of the language, but a one-two-one lesson would be around 45 Euro per hour (lesson, follow-up, homework, corrections and material included in the price).




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    Profile Creation: May 25, 2011
    Profile Last Edit: August 26, 2019
    Last Login: October 3, 2019

    Response time of most recent learner enquiry: 1 day


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