Alejandro Tostado is an experienced IB Spanish teacher. He worked within Spain, the USA, the UK and Qatar. He is currently teaching in Spain. For the past 16 years, he has been a full-time language teacher in different Schools and Colleges. This valuable experience has afforded him the opportunity to: develop lesson plans; apply different methodologies (concept-based curriculum; curriculum as inquiry; discussion as a way of teaching; cooperative learning strategies and collaboration; differentiation strategies; use of ICTs; multiple intelligences); observe and participate in effective classroom management approaches, and coordinate a European Program (Comenius) on “Self-Evaluation within the School System”, together with High Schools from Belgium, Norway and Romania.
Alejandro graduated from the University of Extremadura with a Bachelor of Arts in English Studies and then obtained a Teachers Certificate from Spain and the UK. He furthered his education by earning a Masters Degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Alcalá de Henares; and a Master’s Degree in International Education and Bilingualism at Camilo José Cela University. At present, he combines his job as a Spanish Language Acquisition teacher with a PhD in Language Tesching in different educational systems at the UNED University (Spain).