This week we visit the Spanish Department and interview José who tells us about his experience at the school.
José has been working here for a number of years and stands out for being organized and with a constant urge for improvement in whatever he does. He is both popular as a Spanish teacher and in public, as he co-presents the weekly Spanish programme on Talk Radio Europe and was the host of ceremony at the school’s last Christmas lunch celebration. We have asked him a number of questions:
- How did you get started at the academy? Previously I was working as a Spanish teacher, but I felt that my work wasn’t being valued, so I decided to go in search of a great team. I sent my CV to the III and two weeks later I was already teaching my first class here.
- What do you enjoy most about your work? Undoubtedly one of the greatest advantages of my work is the opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world. I get the chance to know more about other cultures and share mine as well. It is also extremely rewarding to see students’ improvement and how they get to start expressing themselves in Spanish.
- What is the hardest part of the job? At times it can get difficult to get through to some students. However, establishing a good relationship with them leads to a greater motivation on both parts. Rather than being difficult, I would say it is a challenge to give my best and thus be able to connect with all my students.
- And the question we ask all members of staff interviewed here, describe the III in just a few words: The academy is a place in which we can learn and develop professionally. There is always room for imagination and any suggestion is always given great consideration. I feel fortunate to work with great professionals and who are such good people.
We thank José for the interview as well as his hard work and dedication.