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"Dynamic and experienced language instructor. 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. The living and working experiences in foreign countries, such as France, Spain and the UK, complemented my language training and enabled me to achieve my goal of becoming a fluent speaker of English, French and Spanish. In the last years, I have been engaging in language teaching, by means of social networks and on-line personal tutoring. My method consists in interactive and customized classes. Everyone has a different feeling and different attitudes for languages. My aim is to find the most enjoyable and personalised way for my students to learn. From my direct experience, I understood that motivation is the first factor that enables us to accomplish the complex task of learning a new language.  In order to complement my linguistic skills in MFL with a broader literary focus, in 2016 I obtained my MSc (with Merit) in Comparative and General Literature, by The University of Edinburgh. The Master degree enabled me to develop a critical understanding of the major topics that are presently debated within the subject of European Literatures. Presently, I am a PGCE student in the University of York, training to teach French and Spanish. Being a native Italian, I am entitled to teach also a third language, up to A-level students. Finally, having lived in Austria in 2014-2015, during my Erasmus Exchange in the University of Vienna, I have a good knowledge of German, and I would be keen to challenge myself and teach it to KS3 pupils.

Work History

02/201705/2017

Teacher Trainee in MFL (French and Spanish)

Fulford School- East Yorkshire, England, UK
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 time table). Team teaching latin dances as an extra-curricular activity. Teaching MFL to a Year 8 Nurture group as an extra curricural activity. Committment with SEN's pedagogy: assisted "ASC and Behaviour", by Janet Sweet - (Education Inclusion Service). Seminar focusing on the learning impedments and social difficulties usually experienced by ASC students, as well as with ASC-related behaviour issues and possible solutions.     

10/201506/2016

Italian and Spanish Private Tutor

Wallace College  - Edinburgh 

Part-Time private tutor in Italian language, Spanish language and Literature. Preparation to A-level Italian and Spanish. 

09/201108/2016

On-line Personal Language instructor

Living Languages 

In 2011, I firstly created my personal web page, in order to promote myself as a language professor. Since then, I have been giving online classes with a frequency of about three-to-five hours per week. http://francescoroscino.wixsite.com/languageprofessional

 

Education

09/2016Present

PGCE- Secondary Education (MFL- French with Spanish)

University of York

Training to teach within English National Curriculum for MFL, in Spanish and French, up to KS5 

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 Final 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