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AUTORA & PROFESORA DE IDIOMAS, CYNTHIA MALDO – MEET THIS BLOG AUTHOR & LANGUAGE TEACHER

Cynthia Maldo

An ESL Teacher with a BA in Education & specialization in pre-school and Hispanic studies. Fluent English, Spanish. French intermediate. +10years teaching IELTS, OET, MCQ, MCCEE, WRITTEN, TOEFL examinations.

Hi there, my background is half Australian, half Hispanic. Since I remember at home, we were proud to be a bilingual family, English & Spanish. After high school, I went directly to study marketing just for 2 years. Then, I wasn’t sure what to do, so I took several courses about medicine, dentistry, etc. Then I swap to Tourism, I ended up graduating from Tourism Administration with major in international relations. I work as a Travel Adviser in Sydney for some 5 years. I enjoyed this time of my life working and traveling cheap a lot to Thailand, Malaysia, UK, USA, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Aruba, Bermudas, Jamaica, New Zealand and of course all over Australia many times by plane and road. Such a great experience been a citizen of the world.

While traveling to get by, I took several courses in TEFL teaching, typing course and migrant agent. I survive with money from the last two.After I came back to university and study an BA in Education with a major in young kids. Now I’m studying online my Master in Hispanic Studies to specialize in teaching Spanish language and culture. As soon as I finished my bachelor, I only had in my mind to travel to Peru for a Spanish Internship to master my speaking and written language. It took me some months to organize all, and in no time I was already living in Lima looking for a job.My teaching working experience in Peru is mainly in English, French & Spanish personal tuition.

I’ve got more than 10 years helping and inspiring professionals, students and kids. My specialties are Early-kids; I teach them since 2 years old to high school SAT preparation. To Adults; I’ve helped them to increase their fluency, develop conversational and listening skills, preparing them for job interviews, traveling and survival situations in business trips. To professionals; I’ve developed a unique methodology emphasizing in the Australian pronunciation and listening to facilitate their understanding of this peculiar accent to pass successfully their examinations; IELTS, OET, MCQ, WRITTEN, MCCEE, and TOEFL.

Because my previous background in medicine and dentistry in Australia, my main students have been doctors, odontologists, nurses, surgeons, radiologist, etc who want to study a residency, postgraduate or work in Australia or Canada. I offer them not just preparation courses, but also advice, tips in how to obtain their homologacion, license and apply to residencies, postgraduates and masters programs abroad.

At the moment, I’m a coordinator and the head teacher of One to One International, a Language School in Peru. If you need any help with your languages, here’s how to contact me, www.onetooneperu.org – Here I left their full details.

Love to hear your comments and specially people passionate about languages…..Cynthia M.

ONE TO ONE INTERNATIONAL

Email: mkt@onetooneperu.org – Web: www.onetooneperu.org

Any Enquiries to: (00511) 4224152 – FB: One to One International

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SABADO 02 DE FEBRERO 10AM ENGLISH FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB LIMA PERU SPANISH MEET UP

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SABADO 02 DE FEBRERO 10AM

ENGLISH  FRENCH CONVERSATION CLUB

LIMA PERU SPANISH  MEET UP

Organizado por: One to One International Academia de Idiomas

Mas informes: https://onetoonelanguages.wordpress.com/

Te invitamos a nuestra próxima Sesión de Conversación de inglés, francés y spanish confirmando tu participación respondiendo este correo y efectuando tu pago a nuestra cuenta de banco abajo. Agrégate y a tus amigos a nuestra lista de invitados enviando sus datos a: mkt@onetooneperu.org. Informes 4224152 – http://www.onetooneperu.org

PORFAVOR CONFIRMAR 3 DIAS ANTES, REQUERIMOS MINIMO 3 PARTICIPANTES

  • ·        Costo por Sesión: S/. 20
  • ·         Nivel: Desde Básico
  • ·         Lugar: Sede de San Isidro (Javier Prado con Petit Thouars) – confirmar asistenciaantes para enviar dirección
  • ·         Edad: Toda edad para público en general 
  • ·         Objetivo: Desarrollar fluidez, confianza al hablar, compartir el gusto por los idiomas
  • ·         Forma de pago (Previa inscripción respondiendo este correo adjuntando boucher de pago, Banco Crédito: 193-1652-7908-055  
  • ·         Dirigido por: Prof. Cynthia (ingles) –Prof. Rafael (Francés)

INSCRIBASE YA A PROXIMA SESION: SABADO 16 de FEBRERO 10am

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Conversation Club

Exercises to improve your fluency

Sometimes our English students need help asking questions, especially critical questions that allow them to clarify concepts and better participate in conversations.

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One crucial skill that needs to be explicitly taught – after being informally modeled in class discussions – is asking for clarification. In fact, I consider the ability to ask appropriate follow-up questions a vital life skill.

So how do you clarify information? What questions do you ask as follow-up questions when you feel confused? Here are some simple exercises for students to make a general statements or bold claims, and support their opinion with some reasons. Proverbs and advertising slogans are great for this purpose.

  • Sunshine promises happiness.
  • Just do it
  • Laugh and be well
  • Bad luck can´t last forever
  • You create your own luck
  • Be bold

Yet these absolute statements require qualification and clarification, especially in the context of an academic discussion or intense conversation in a Conversational Club or meeting. Therefore, it’s natural you ask some practical clarifying questions in a friendly, open-minded way.

    • What does that mean?
    • Can you be more specific?
    • Why do you think that?
    • How did you reach that conclusion?
    • Can you share some examples?
    • What do you really mean?
    • Can you clarify that for me?
    • How does that statement apply to….?
    • What are the implications of that statement?
    • What are you implying?

If you’re a language student, this is useful for you, so practice with a friend, partner, teacher or pen-pal daily, but If you’re part of the big group of language students in Peru who doesn’t seem to find time, place and opportunity to do so, come to our CONVERSATIONAL CLUB, put your knowledge and skills in practice, details below…Cynthia/One to One International Language School PERU