I am not a dusty teacher, although I do love to dig into heritage and books to shed new light on learning French, Spanish, English and their respective business cultures.
Wilfred Calvino M.Sc.
Principal & Teacher
My ultimate aim: to become the teacher, I dreamed of – and you dreamed of! – to have to be a student. Pragmatic. Inspiring. Cultivated.
My teaching approach: to practise listening, speaking, reading and writing according to the recommendations of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). This framework is the internationally recognized standard for language competence. It has six levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) of approximately 60 hours each.
My signature: to use innovative teaching methods – without neglecting the time-tested classics – to ensure that your learning is enjoyable, effective and lifelong: Mnemonic shortcuts. Strategic quick reading. Mind mapping. Playful activities of a cultural nature.
Even in the 16th century, the Emperor Charles V associated the languages spoken in his empire with the most important spheres of society at that time: devotion, seduction, politics and labour. Hence his famous quote: « I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. » Charles V
Anachronistic adage? Outdated?
Nowadays, French, Spanish and English are key languages for us in the 21st century. Having lived, studied, worked and taught in these three languages in several countries, I will accompany you and translate to your own reality what is out of your comfort zone.
Contact me to discover a New World with a teacher of the academy I proudly established in 2013:
Langues Nouveau Monde.