Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Spanish Law. University of Seville. M.A. in Spanish Public and International Law. Open University of Catalonia. M.A. in Human Rights (thesis: "Genocide and International Law. The example of Bosnia and Herzegovina"). University of Sarajevo. M.A. in Islamic Culture (thesis: "Justice in Islam"). Open University of Catalonia. M.A. in Humanities and Literature (thesis: "The spectator in Jean Genet's theater"). Open University of Catalonia. Graduate Expert in Spanish Teaching. Open University of Spain. Spanish Certification K-12
My name is Raul and I am originally from Spain. I graduated from Law School and specialized in Human Rights, but I have always been interested in foreign languages and literature, and Elizabeth High School gave me a great opportunity to change career. This will be my fifth year working for a community of sharp and high-achieving students and contributing to their acquisition of valuable tools in their path towards adulthood.
I teach Spanish 2 through 4 and Spanish 1011 for those doing concurrent enrrollement through Arapahoe Community College. As a professional, I commit myself to deliver meaningful lesson plans and activities that allow students grow independently and in interaction with their peers. I always keep in mind that consolidating a second language requires time and encourage my students to use Spanish whenever they have an opportunity in and out the classroom.
I have never stopped being a learner and that makes me understand many of the difficulties and frustrations my students may experience. This year I am learning Serbian and I am studying a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. I do believe life-long learning is necessary to get on in a complex and changing world and I try to instill my students with a steady thirst for knowledge and critical thinking.