Federico Espinosa: Show and Do Not Tell

Meet American Federico Espinosa, another of our speakers at this year’s conference…

ELTforum.sk Conference 2015

An interview by Martina Bednáriková

Federico Espinosa, ELTForum 2014 presenter, knows that it is important not only to succeed Federicobut also to fail, although it is definitely not easy. Learning to manage failure is actually the hardest part of our profession, because in teaching every moment matters, every day.

Slovak Chamber of English Teachers (SCET): Tell us how you got involved in teaching. Have you always wanted to teach? What do you like about it? Is there anything you dislike?

Federico Espinosa (FE): I started my teaching career working with the US Peace Corps in West Africa. I originally trained as a chemist and worked as a chemistry teacher – but because I was teaching in a French speaking country, I was also asked to teach English. I found language education much more enjoyable than science education and I never looked back.

After Peace Corps, I got my CELTA in New York…

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