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Bismarck Garcia

Edmonton, AB

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Are you a person that is studying the Spanish language and possesses a proficiency in, or a cultural/familial connection to the Spanish language?

Then you're a Spanish Language Learner!

Our focus would be highly dependent on your individual needs and interests.

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Being a teacher gives me the opportunity to positively share part of who I am with many of my students, similarly they are so generous in sharing part of their lives with me and contributing to my life and growth as an individual and a professional. It is a mutually enriching experience!

The motivation behind this teaching service stems from my love for the Spanish language and my professional commitment to providing a personalized Spanish language education.

I sincerely hope that amidst the current situation we face -and beyond- you can always have a reason and a hope to make you smile and fill your heart with gratitude.

Soy nicaragüense de nacimiento y canadiense por adopción. I was born in Nicaragua and I have the equal blessing of calling Canada home. Bilingualism is my superpower!

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish Language & Literature and another Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (with a major in Spanish). My most recent experience as a Spanish instructor comes from teaching Spanish as a Second Lang. (grades 10-12) and teaching in a Spanish Bilingual setting (grades 7-9) as part of my two professional practicums.

Before pursuing a career in Education, I volunteered and collaborated with student clubs and some organizations in the city that focus on language learning and I have also co-taught Beginner Spanish at the university level while I was a teaching/research assistant.

I am enamored with the topic of “cubanismo,” or, what it means to be Cuban; if such a thing even exists. So profound was my interest, that to keep reading about what Ortíz, Lezama Lima, or even Pérez Firmat had written on the topic was simply not going to do. It is in view of this inquisitiveness, that I decided to complete part of my undergraduate degree in Santiago de Cuba at la Universidad de Oriente.

Apart from completing part of my studies in Santiago de Cuba, I have had the opportunity to work there on two separate occasions. My first assignment was as an assistant coordinador for the Santiago de Cuba travel abroad program, during this time I served as an interpreter in meetings for academics as well as translated syllabi and other materials. Most recently, I helped design and coordinate the first Spring course offered in Santiago de Cuba by a Department in one of the top Canadian universities, the course was called: "Cuban Myths and Realities."

My time on the island, both as a student and professional, helped me to continue discovering the richness of the Spanish language. A richness I hope to share with all my students!

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Are you a person that is studying the Spanish language and possesses a proficiency in, or a cultural/familial connection to the Spanish language?



Then you're a Spanish Language Learner!



Our focus would be highly dependent on your individual needs and interests.



While some well-intentioned tutors focus on teaching the language through isolated grammatical/lexical/morphological elements, I am a true believer in learning the language in context. In other words, learning the language through Hispanic culture! During our time together you can expect to delve into some of those rich linguistic elements pertaining to the Spanish language, but we would go about this by situating them within a culture frame.

My methodology is based on a target-language approach. This means, that I will always encourage you to speak as much Spanish as you can during our classes, in order to gain confidence in the language.

If that sounds like a plan that fits your learning needs, I would love to help you on your Spanish language learning journey!