My name is Marisa Navas Romero. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Hispanic studies from the University of Granada. All my academic background, professional training and experience have revolved around teaching Spanish as a foreign language. For 14 years I was heading a Spanish language school for foreigners in Marbella.
I was also in charge of designing the curriculum plan for a teaching center of the Cervantes Institute, which underwent all inspections with excellent results. I hold a general certificate as an instructor of teachers as well as special certification as an “Instructor of teachers of Spanish as a foreign language,” recognized by the Cervantes Institute. In addition, I am a certified “Instructor of online teachers” and an “Instructor of DELE examiners,” also by the Cervantes Institute. Back in May 2006, I was a member of the DELE examining commission in Malaga, as well as a coordinator of the Primer Congreso Virtual for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language that same year.
SKILL & EDUCATION
I have worked as an instructor and lecturer at the training course for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language, offered by the Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Doctores y licenciados en Ciencias y Letras (Official Association of Doctors and Graduates in the Arts and Sciences) in Malaga.
Throughout my career, I have been able to attend various professional gatherings and training programs for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language. All of them have given me a great deal of professional and personal satisfaction.
I was a member of the Electra team that published the textbook Español en contexto (Spanish in context) for intermediate-level (B2) students. I am also the author of the textbook series Español para extranjeros (Spanish for foreigners) for all levels within the Common European Framework of Reference for languages –A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, and C2.
As for my knowledge of foreign languages, I am a proficient speaker of English (C1 level) and currently also studying French at a language school.