I’m Ruth Bardisa and I’m a Spanish teacher for Expats in Valencia, my hometown. I have been teaching students from all over the world since 2013, when I founded my small company “Parlotea” (that in Spanish means to chat!). I have degrees in Media Communication and Spanish Language & Literature (University of Valencia, Spain) and also postgraduate studies in teaching Spanish as a foreign language (University of Valencia – Instituto Cervantes). I have taught Spanish for different companies such as Valencia Club de Futbol, Masia Tennis Academy, Mag’Au Pair and Euroace School.
My native languages are Spanish and Catalan and I’m fluent in English and French. I love teaching and sharing with my students my passion for Spanish language, culture and lifestyle.
Parlotea on “Class of ’92: Out of Their League” (BBC)
I usually work with Expats that have moved to Valencia and want to learn Spanish. I not only teach them the language but also I help them with their new life in Valencia. I have lived abroad as well and I know it’s difficult to settle in a new country with a different language and culture.
My lessons are tailored-made. I prepare them according to my student’s needs: Spanish for Expats, business, Spanish for travelling, for academic purposes… Students choose the place, date and time for the private lesson. I also offer one-to-two lessons for the same price. Lessons are focused on conversation, but I work all the skills: listening and reading comprehension, spoken and writting production and spoken interaction.
I provide my students what they need for the lessons. I prepare my own educational material and I try to use different sources in order to make my lessons interesting and insipiring: ads, newspaper articles, radio podcast, photos, videos, films, songs,… Forget boring classes!
They are ideal for those who do not have time to attend classes in a language school. With my classes you will save time on trips as you will enjoy your class at home, at the office or wherever you prefer. On your computer screen you will find a native speaker with experience in teaching Spanish and ability in e-learning.
- Preparation for official exams (DELE, EOI…)
- Personal advising for Expats.
- Proofreading (speeches, letters, emails, covering letters , CV , academic work … ).
- Coaching for job interviews or conferences.
- Cultural activities.