As an enthusiastic Language teacher, Valeria creates a dynamic learning environment, adopting the use of ICT to redefine learning and teaching, and to support student engagement and collaboration. Her teaching style fosters positive and productive relationships between class members and herself, as she brings warmth, patience and a passion for languages into all her lessons. As well, Valeria’s training as an inter-cultural mediator is of great benefit, as it places a strong value on intercultural language learning as a means of authentic language acquisition.
Through the use of the most up-to-date pedagogical approaches including inquiry based learning, Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Valeria enables her students to become active learners. Her teaching skills and practice, enthusiasm for Language learning and passion for student wellbeing make her a valuable colleague in the progressive and vibrant learning community of Language Matters.