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Exercise about meaning changes with "ser" and "estar"

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My name is Kirstine. I'm an experienced English and Danish teacher. I teach at a primary and lower secondary school. (Students aged 6-16). But I'm also very interested in teaching both younger and older/adult students.
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Hi, I'm Franci. I'm an all-around but one of my favourite things is to teach and spread my passion for languages and cultures. I studied translation and intercultural communication, collecting moves around 5 countries.
I have many experiences as private teacher of Italian, English and German for kids, teenagers and adults. My biggest satisfaction so far has been to see a girl hating the German language at the beginning, ending up pursuing a university path in German!
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Elena is an excellent teacher and a very nice person. I have been training in Spanish with Elena for quite some time now after her being recommended to me by a friend, and have consistently been very pleased with our lessons. While I do not consider myself to be very good at learning foreign languages, Elena is very patient and adapts the lessons to my ability, making me feel at ease. In fact, I find her to be extremely skilled at assessing exactly where I am at any given time with respect to my individual learning situation, and structuring the lessons accordingly. I think I probably would have given up trying to learn Spanish had I not began my study with Elena; and that would have been a shame in view of where I am now with the language. Because of Elena's skilled help, I am extremely pleased to not only be conversant in basic Spanish, but also have confidence that I will one day reach full proficiency with the language. No other learning method I tried before meeting Elena compares to the one-on-one, personalized instruction I receive from her, which comprises reading; writing; developmental exercises; and most importantly, conversation. To be able to look at Spanish now and have it appear largely familiar is extremely satisfying. I even plan to study Italian with Elena after reaching my desired level in Spanish. These are not things I ever imagined would occur at the beginning stages of my studies. I am a native English speaker and find Elena's English to be excellent. She had no difficulty instructing me from the very beginning levels where it was necessary that a lot of English be spoken in our lessons, to where we are now with much less English being spoken. The friend who recommended Elena to me learned Dutch from her, and is equally pleased with their experience. I would not hesitate to learn from Elena any of the languages she teaches. I give Elena my highest recommendations and thank her for all the help she has provided me.

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Matias Alejandro has 10 years of experience in teaching English and Spanish to people of all ages and cultures. During his lessons he will use video and books to help you achieve your goals.

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I'm a venezuelan living in France since 2013 where I teach Spanish at university level and prepare my PhD. I love languages and communication, I am also interested in knowing different cultures and their history. 
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I've been studying with Paul for about 3 months and can only say: he is a great teacher, always well prepared, motivated and motivating.

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Hello! My name is Carmine. I was born and raised in The USA since 1962. My native tongue and accent is from Brooklyn, New York. I recently moved to Italy.
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Carmine is a very enthusiastic and very experienced teacher. He offers a great variety of teaching material and understands to perfectly tailor his lessons according to his student needs. I can surely recommend him as a teacher.

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I am a professional online Spanish teacher for 3 years. I am a native speaker from Colombia.

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Isabel is a fantastic person! She has a lot of patience and always helps me understand where I’m wrong. Although I have had a few lessons with her, I am doing very well and I will definitely continue to take Spanish lessons with her. We always deal with pleasant topics, always try to make me comfortable and is very nice. I’m very happy to have chosen her as a teacher :)

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Hello! My name is Celia and I´m a Spanish tutor from Alcala de Henares, Madrid (Spain). I work as a professional musician and as a teacher. I´m an open minded person and I´m looking forward to teaching you Spanish! I like giving a different approach to my classes so that they are enjoyable and fun. Fall in love with my native language!

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Celia has been a great tutor! She changes and shifts lessons to my specific needs and fosters a fun learning environment!

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Natsu is a nice and professional teacher who takes care of her students and guides them through the whole learning process. She provides a unique view of the study of the Japanese language, together with very interesting observations and comparisons between Japanese and Italian.

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Hello everyone, I am Giulia and I am Italian.

All of my education has been gravitating towards languages, not only because of my strong desire to communicate effortlessly with people from other countries and getting to know more about their cultures, but also for my interest towards the structure of every language itself. Since the beginning of my high school years I have been studying and absorbing grammar and literature of Ancient Greek and Latin. This allowed me to improve my grammar basis and made my passion for it grow stronger. Meanwhile, I was carrying out the study of English, French and Spanish, on my own.

Later on, those languages have been the center of my studies at the University of Turin. After graduating in 2016 in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation, I decided to move to Boston, United States, in order to experience what speaking another language really means and to know more about a new culture. During my stay, not only had I the possibility to reach an advanced level of English, but I also improved my Spanish and, to a lower extent, my French, having the possibility of practicing them daily. In August 2017, I moved to Spain, where I attended a Masters in Intercultural Communication, Translation and Interpreting in Public Services offered by the University of Alcalá (Madrid).

Throughout my education I had the possibility to deepen my knowledge of the mentioned languages, to learn how to translate and interpret and I had the chance to learn more about linguistics as well. I am now fully fluent in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

I am a translator at core and I have been a translator intern for CIDA’ archives in Alcalá de Henares, in Spain, using different language combinations. In 2018, I moved to Portugal, where I have been working for Accenture as a Business Analyst. Meanwhile, I have been translating for YOKO Translate and for WonderWords and I have been working as a translator for private clients. I have also been teaching English for 8Belts, a Spanish company which base its courses on the e-learning. Moreover, I have autonomous students who mainly want to learn Italian, English or Spanish.

I learnt myself four languages my own way, giving importance to the grammar, but focussing also on other aspects which are usually a bit underrated, such as vocabulary and listening. I have myself created games and teaching strategies to help my students get better results, although the method is adaptable to every specific situation.

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I hope my skills, motivation and commitment make me the right teacher for you.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration.

Best Regards,

Giulia Genovese

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Giulia is a young and dedicated teacher who does her job with passion and deep commitment. She is well organized both about the way she structures her classes and about the learning material she provides. Giulia teaches students with different levels and needs, always keeping their attention high.

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Giulia G. Giulia G. IT

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¡Hola! Привет! Hello!

Learn SPANISH, RUSSIAN or ENGLISH with me!

I'm Marina, a qualified and experienced foreign languages teacher.

My studies:
Teacher of foreign languages. Translator.

Teaching experience:
I've been working as a teacher for 8 years (teaching, online and offline tutoring).

¡Nos vemos!
Happy to be your teacher!
До скорого!

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Marina is a really nice teacher with almost ten years of experience. She's been teaching different languages (Russian, Spanish, English) to students having different needs, different ages and different levels. She does a great use of online learning tools and her learning materials are good.

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Marina N. Marina N. RU

Thank you very much Sara for the interview and your kind words! It's always a pleasure to work with a professional who cares!

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