...I also ran an ESL program for several years. I have successfully tutored TOEFL for over ten years to students from throughout Asia and Latin America. I hold a PhD in literature and am myself a published writer.
...I also studied Latin and French, which are related to Spanish. I have traveled in Spain and Mexico and was able to use my Spanish extensively. As a teacher for the past 4 years, I have frequently conversed with many of my students' parents who spoke only Spanish.
For the past three years, until September 2013, I lived and taught English in Costa Rica. By attending language schools there and in Nicaragua, and then immersing myself in the local community, I constantly worked on my Spanish language proficiency. Now I enjoy speaking Spanish with my bilingual children and volunteering in my local dual language elementary school.
I've been studying Portuguese for more than 7 years, in both academic and non-academic settings. I am fully trained and able to teach composition, listening and reading comprehension, and contemporary day-to-day spoken Brazilian Portuguese. I am abreast with the latest in Brazilian film and music, but also well-read with the canon in Brazilian literature.
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