My name is José Manuel Lamas Gómez and I am a certified native Spanish teacher living in Sydney. Through the years I have acquired an extensive teaching experience with all sorts of courses and levels.
Enlaza stands for connecting different people and their cultures. A language is a tool that originates within a culture in order to communicate, interact, and understand the world that surrounds it. That is why I believe learning a language is a key that opens a door to creating bridges of collaboration and understanding across human differences.
I am an experienced native Spanish teacher living in Sydney. I was born in León, North of Spain, and graduated in Spanish Philology from the University of Salamanca in 1996. I am also in possesion of a Teaching Master Degree for Secondary Education, and an MBA. Through the years I have gained teaching experience in all leves, from beginners to advanced, in both social and business Spanish. I have taught individuals and groups, In-Companies and Master Classes.
I became a teacher because my passion lies in the development of people. I use a number of different teaching methods in order to adapt my lessons to my student's learning styles, goals and wishes, always giving them an honest advise to avoid creating wrong expectations.
I tailor my services to the needs of the client.
I am convinced that the best way to achieve your success in learning Spanish is to create that path together with you. This means choosing the techniques and activities that are appropriate for each particular task, context and learner, with a focus on motivation and helping you become independent and inspired to learn more.
Fitting the method to the learner, not vice versa.
To achieve this I will in fact use a variety of methodologies and approaches, choosing techniques from each method that they consider effective and applying them according to your learning context and objectives. In this way, your learning process becomes also mine. This is my commitment.
The first step is to organize an intake. It will help me find out what are your goals, what is your learning style and what your existing level of Spanish might be. With this information, I will be able to taylor my classes to your needs. The intake is also a perfect moment to clarify any questions or expectations you may have, and it is for free and without any obligations!
Language and culture go together hand in hand. The meanings of a particular language represent the culture of a particular social group. To interact with a language means to do so with the culture which is its reference point. Because of their intimate connection, we could not understand a culture without having direct access to its language, both verbal and non-verbal.
Learning a language, therefore, is not only learning the alphabet, the grammar rules and the meaning of words, but it is also understanding the behavior of the society that uses it and its cultural customs. This is the reason why you can expect Spanish culture to play a big role in my classes.
An in-company language training can support a company's training strategy in various ways. It can develop the Business Language skills of a group of people working together on a particular project, or all the staff in a department where competence in Spanish might be required.
Companies can have their staff trained in small groups to raise the level of their language ability. Spanish training courses can be arranged for any number of staff and tailored to the strategic requirements of your company. Corporate group trainings will be held on-site.
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Probers Street 159
Newtown NSW 2042 Australia
0452 022 703