Do you want to practice reading in English? This blog post will give you a chance to practice reading and you will also get to know a wonderful teacher.
Jaime recorded the Basic English: Descriptions and Comparisons course. Have you seen it?
I am sure you will love it!
I was born in a very hot city in the south of Colombia, named Neiva.
I have lived in Bogotá all my life, but I do love travelling. I have visited 15 different countries.
My favorite place is Barcelona. I have been there both in the winter and summer, and it feels like two different cities. Both are wonderful!
Spanish is my first language and I speak English. I must say I was very bad at English when I was a child. I had private teachers, went to different academies and yet used to do poorly on English tests at school. I learned a couple of things from that experience:
Being able to speak English really changed my life. First, it allowed me to become and English teacher. This is how I got into education which is nowadays my biggest passion. Second, this has given me great work opportunities, including working at Platzi, of course. And last, but not least, speaking English opened a door to new cultures, places and people.
I wanted to be a magician and to work at a circus. I took lessons on acrobatics, juggling and magic. This is me doing some magic.
I have been a teacher since 2006. What I enjoy the most about teaching is to guide students to figure things out by themselves. I like to believe that I don’t teach, I only try to promote spaces where students can learn.
This is a course where students will learn the use of descriptions and comparatives. Even though it is a basic course, it can help students at different levels by providing them with several opportunities to practice and consolidate these common structures of the language. Recording this course was an incredible experience.
I have been a teacher for several years but I hadn’t had the chance to record a class or to teach with Platzi’s methodology. I had the opportunity to work with very talented professionals who guided me along the way and I learned a lot.
Now that you have gotten to know Jaime a little better, is there any other question you would like to ask him? Write your questions in the comments section below. It would also be great to know what you though of his course.
Thank you for reading 💚