People that are language learning specialists, like myself, know that language is best learned unconsciously in a meaningful context; I wake up the inner language learning capacity, the one you used when you were a child to learn your native language. I do this by requesting that you engage in the language for a minimum of 20 minutes every day; I also ask that you record and listen to every class again.
I encourage you to communicate from the start in Spanish.
Each class is recorded and listened to during the week to have 20 minutes of exposure daily to the language, in a meaningful context. After 3 months a new area of the brain is activated and thinking and speaking in Spanish becomes a habit (it shows up without having to think about it). In 6 months you have a sound base; in a year you can connect with natives very much like a native speaker would do.
Language acquisition has been my area of expertise for many years and it is proven by research that this way of learning will lead you to understand and speak better than any other way.
We do not look for perfection; I want you to be able to express exactly what you mean. We strive for self-expression.
In coaching, it's all about you, your success and the quality of the relationships you establish.
Your business is my business. I believe in making your dreams and goals about communicating in Spanish, a reality and I know just how to do that. I'm prepared to help whether you are a beginner or if you already have a good command of the language and want to revitalize your communication skills at any level. Every learning experience is different and I make the most out of every opportunity; Whether you're just starting out or looking to restructure, I've got you covered. We start out by making an introductory appointment to meet and know if we can become a learning team. This appointment can be online or in person in my offices, located in Santa Monica. My main mission is to create a learning environment that will be memorable and relevant to you so that you will engage in communicating with other people on your own. We center on creating relationships through the Spanish language, not on the Spanish language in itself. My promise is that I will be there, as questions or issues arise, every step of the way. My clients are mostly busy, successful people that value their time and their money. We make the most out of both.
Liliana is a language learning specialist. A native speaker of Spanish, "castellano", which is a form of Spanish spoken in Argentina and well regarded internationally; she has ample experience in the learning and teaching of languages for special purposes.
For over twenty years, she worked as full time Professor at the University of Mar del Plata, Argentina, where she taught Applied Linguistics and facilitated Training and Workshops for foreign language teachers. She was director of the Modern Language Research Center at the same University. Later, she was proprietor of her own center, Liliana del Pozo y Asociados, in the city of Mar del Plata, where she was in charge of course development, training and coaching.
She has a B.A. in Language and Literature from the University of La Plata, Argentina, and two Teaching degrees in Spanish and in English.
She was called to translate for visiting trainers in Buenos Aires, Argentina translating trance work for various trainers including Jeffrey Zeig, Robert Dilts and Linda Sommers.
Her education and work experience is varied and directed to two main areas: communication/ language teaching and transformative life coaching.
She was admitted to The University of London, School of Education, U.K., for her PHD. She has training in Gestalt Field Psychology with Dr. Adriana Schnake, Chile, in Neurosciences with the late Dr. Graciela Bianco, Argentina and in Neurolinguistic Programming mainly with Robert Dilts and Judith DeLozier. She continued her research in transformation, incorporating Cranio-sacral Therapy and Somato-emotional Release Therapy. The training she received was from "The Upledger Institute". She practiced Tai Chi Chuan with Master Liu Pai Lin, in Brazil and developed other lines of body/mind inquiry. From her interests in language and cognition, she expanded to the development of perception, balance, and attention to process, Unit of Mind, personal fulfillment and life purpose. As a child, she attended elementary school in the U.S.; Fully bilingual, Liliana enjoys Coaching and Training in either English or Spanish; a certified Life Coach by the Coaches Training Institute, a certified Transformative Feminine Power Coach and Leader; member of The International Coach Federation and the LA Chapter, recently established her base in Santa Monica, California. Among a long list of clients and students, in 2018 she coached Duchess Karen Spencer, the founder and CEO of "Whole child International", to address in Spanish, the government officials and representatives of El Salvador, for the Launch of their program in that country. As Coach, trainer or tutor, Liliana is available globally over the Internet or telephone or by scheduled appointments in person, at her offices in Santa Monica, California.
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