GE Assistant Professor

David is an assistant professor at GoingEnglish. We love him for his openness, sense of humour and a beautiful smile. Raised bilingually by Puerto Rican parents in the United States, David is fluent in both English and Spanish. He also acquired fluency in Portuguese while studying abroad in Minas Gerais, Brazil. David also specializes in translation (English-Spanish) and interpreting, and recently graduated with an MA in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation. He helps students by putting himself in their mindsets and customizing lessons to fit their learning abilities and wants, simultaneously giving them the motivation and confidence needed to excel in English—all in an enjoyable, zealous, and efficient manner.

Nationality: USA

Pronunciation: American English

Languages: English (native), Spanish (native), Portuguese (advanced)

Education: MA in Intercultural Communication, Public Service Interpreting and Translation, BA in International Studies, AA in Radio and Television Broadcasting, CAPLE and CELPE-BRAS Certificates of Proficiency in Portuguese.

Teaching Specialties: Conversational English, General and Business English.

ESP (English for Special Purposes): English for the workplace, preparation for job interviews.

EAP (English for Academic Purposes): Reading, proofreading, writing.

Work Experience: Proofreader, Editor, Translator, Retail Management.

Teaching Experience: English professor at the Federal University of Viçosa in Brazil (1 year), Private English lessons and tutoring in Spain (2 years), Instructor in Peru (6 months)

Interests: Traveling, languages, intercultural communication, music.

What he teaches

English for Life

  • Life Programme

English for Work

  • Young Business Communication
  • Effective Communication

English for Play

  • Teen Programme
  • Work
  • Life

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