About SNEHA MERIN SURESH

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Gender Female
  • Industry Other

Description

A creative, resourceful and organized teacher, with five years of teaching experience and fluency in Spanish and English. Taught across curriculum in India and Kuwait, hence demonstrate a multi-cultural approach in teaching. Experience teaching IBDP, IB MYP and IGCSE at school level and A1, A2 and B1 at the University level.
I possess a Masters degree in Spanish and a certificate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language from the University of Valladolid, Spain.

Education

  • 2014
    THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY

    MASTER OF ARTS IN HISPANIC STUDIES

    During my Masters, I was awarded the Merit Scholarship to pursue my education. I studied Linguistics: morphology, syntax and phonetics, Histories of the Hispanic World, Literatures of the Hispanic World, Translation and its theory, Literary theories: different teaching theories, Teaching methodology, discussed and read contemporary Spanish World. To receive my Masters, I had to submit a thesis on any topic of my interest. I researched and developed comparisons on the topic \'Magical Realism\', a writing technique used by the world famous writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez and many others. I explored the literatures of South America and India to demonstrate how the writing teachnique was implemented in them. During my Bachelors (Graduation), I studied the Culture, History and Literature of the Spanish speaking countries. I also had to study English as my second langauge since I majored in Spanish. I attended various seminars and workshops held at the University and was part of all the co-curricular activities held throughout the Academic years.

  • 2012
    THE ENGLISH AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES UNIVERSITY

    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hispanic Studies

    During my Bachelors (Graduation), I studied the Culture, History and Literature of the Spanish speaking countries. I also had to study English as my second langauge since I majored in Spanish. I attended various seminars and workshops held at the University and was part of all the co-curricular activities held throughout the Academic years.

  • 2018
    University of Valladolid

    Formación para los profesores de español: Enseñanza de español (Training for teachers of Spanish)

    Attended the two- week Programme for Teachers of Spanish as a Second Language at the University of Valladolid, Spain. During the training period I was accompanied by teachers of Spanish from around the world and we were taught the following topics: 1. Uses and rules of Spanish 2. Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language 3. Developing the four skills: Listening, reading, writing and speaking 4. Digital resources to teach Spanish 5. The coloquial Spanish in the teaching of Spanish

  • 2018
    La fundación de la lengua y la cultura española, Valladolid, Spain

    Nivel Avanzado de español (Advanced level of Spanish)

    Attended Advanced level Spanish course at La fundación de la lengua y la cultura española on scholarship for two weeks. Also attended the Jornada Formativa de Profesores E/LE - Workshop for Spanish Teachers organized by La Fundación para la Difusión de la Lengua y la Cultura española y Editorial EDINUMEN in Valladolid, Spain. Workshop leaders were the renowned online Educator Elena Prieto and Alvaro Sesmilo, Spanish Professor and member of EDINUMEN Editorial.

Experience

  • 2017
    Freelancer

    Freelance Spanish Teacher

    • Conduct online Spanish classes for IBDP AbInitio and Spanish Certificate students from across the world. • Tutor students from the GUST University, Kuwait. • Online MYP Spanish facilitator for Oakridge International School, India.

  • 2017 - 2018
    IQRA\'A BILINGUAL SCHOOL, KUWAIT

    LIBRARIAN/ LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER

    • Conducted lessons in lieu with the Inquiry Cycle of IB PYP • Engaged students in English reading, writing and speaking activities, arranged Skype sessions with writers from different parts of the world • Catalogued and categorized books according to the DDC System in the Library • PYP Exhibition : Mentor and Social Media In-charge • Delivered sessions on Academic Honesty • Performance Manager for the Drama Productions.

  • 2015 - 2017
    OAKRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, INDIA

    IBDP, IB MYP, IGCSE Spanish Teacher

    • Part of both the IBDP and IB MYP teams that underwent the authorization process. • Taught and delivered IBDP Spanish AbInitio, IB MYP Language Acquisition (Spanish), IGCSE Spanish for Grades IX and X and CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Spanish for Grades VI – VIII. • Coordinator of the Student Council and House In-charge. • Assistant Coordinator for the Model United Nations Conference held at Oakridge International School, Bengaluru. • Designed and integrated differential teaching and learning strategies • Used flipped class methodology

  • 2015 - 2017
    BANGALORE UNIVERSITY

    SPANISH GUEST LECTURER

    Conducted classes for Certificate Level Spanish students at the University.

  • 2011 - 2014
    Freelancer

    Freelance Translator and Interpreter

    • Translated financial documents (Documentos de BanComer, Mexico) and other technical documents for multinational companies. • INTERPRETED FOR  Delegations from Costa Rica and Brazil in the United Nation\'s Biodiversity Conference.  An Argentinean delegation representing the province of Santa Fe in the BioAsia Conference.  Delegations from Secretaria de Salud, Mexico

  • 2012 - 2014
    Ramakrishna Matt and Maitrise, Hyderabad, India

    Spanish Teacher

    Taught Spanish (A1 and A2 levels)

  • 2010 - 2011
    Part-time Freelancer

    English Language Trainer/Teacher

    Worked as English Trainer at Ignis Careers, India and Believers Church Residential School, India.