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                 Experienced, committed and multilingual teacher in Modern Foreign Languages (French-Spanish-Italian-English):

                 In 2015, I obtained an honour degree in Modern Languages Culture and Communication (with a specialization in English and French), by the Autonoma University of Madrid. My undergraduate and postgraduate experience in four different foreign  countries - France, Spain, Austria, and the UK (Scotland and England) enabled me to become a fluent speaker of  3 foreign languages  (French, Spanish and English- plus my own native language, Italian), and to get a basic knowledge of German. My genuine interest in foreign language learning motivated me to undertake a case study to assess the effects of bilingualism in a sample of 22 Spanish speakers. The results showed two clear patterns in phonetics interference between Spanish (source language) and English (target language), and allowed to deepen my understanding of the difficulties that native Spanish individuals may experience in the study of English (project downloadable on my language portal – see It skills sections in this CV).   

                 In order to complement my linguistic skills in MFL with a literary focus, in 2016 I obtained my MSc (with Merit) in Comparative and General Literature, by The University of Edinburghthis master degree shaped my critical understanding of the major topics that are presently debated within the subject of European Literatures, with particular emphasis on French, and English Literature. As a conclusive dissertation project, I analysed the influence of the Genevan Circle on Byron’s “Ode to Prometheus”.

                  Presently, I am obtaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education (English National Curriculum, MFL - Spanish, French and Italian), through the University of York. I have been engaging with foreign language teaching over the last three years, by on-line personal tutoring and private language academies. In this period, I have experienced how there is a great variety in the way students perceive foreign languages, and among the factors that may motivate them to succeed. Currently, I am undertaking a case study on this topic, as part of my conclusive Research Project for the PGCE course. My research question investigates whether there are gender differences in the way KS3 students (Y7-9) approach to MFL. On these bases, we may be able to assess whether targeted teaching approaches should be considered to enhance students’ performances and progress.

Work History

02/201705/2017

Teacher Trainee in MFL (French and Spanish)

Fulford School- East Yorkshire, England, UK

Teaching French and Spanish KS3-KS5 (Y7-13) (on a 75% timetable)

10/201602/2017

Teacher Trainee in MFL (French and Spanish)

The Market Weighton School- East Yorkshire, England, UK

Teaching French and Spanish to KS3 and KS4 classes (on a part-time timetable). Extracurricular activities: 

- Team teaching Latin dances

- Teaching Italian and Spanish to a Year 8 Nurture Group  

10/201506/2016

Italian and Spanish Private Tutor

Wallace College  - Edinburgh 

Part-Time private tutor in Italian and Spanish (language and literature). Preparation to A-levels: Italian and Spanish. 

Education

09/2016Present

PGCE- Secondary Education (MFL- French with Spanish)

University of York

Training in the  English National Curriculum MFL, Spanish, French, and Italian 

09/201508/2016

Master of Science in Comparative and General Literature (with Merit)

University of Edinburgh

Master of Science in Comparative and General Literature, by the The School of Literature, Languages and Cultures of the University of Edinburgh. Final dissertation project: Poetic activity, reformative politics and Promethean symbolism in George Gordon Byron’s “Prometheus” (1816).  

 

09/201407/2015

Erasmus mobility programme

Universität Wien 

Erasmus incoming student in the Romanistik Department and Anglistik Depatment of the University of Wien 

09/201107/2015

Honor Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages, Culture and Communication

Autonoma University of Madrid

Honour degree in Modern Languages, Culture and Communication (specialization in English and French). Graduated with the final mark of 8.69/10, equivalent to Second-class honours, upper division (2:1). Title of the  bachelor dissertation:  "Testing Patterns of Phonological Interference in the process of Language acquisition". 

Skills

Extra-Curricular Skills 

Experienced teacher in Latin Dances. From October 2014 to July 2015, I  worked part-time in the Tumbao Dance Accademy (Vienna), teaching Cuban Calsa (beginners to improvers). Since October 2015 to July 2016 I've worked part time for Kizomba Flow-Edinburgh (Edinburgh), teaching Kizomba and Cuban salsa (beginners to improvers).       

ICT

Consistent ICT skills. Experienced user of Office 2016. Familiar with the principles of website design: http://francescoroscino.wixsite.com/languageprofessional