I always try to develop the four skills: listening, speaking, writing and reading. So, I use the ecletic method which is a combination of different teaching and learning approaches. This method has an innovative, imaginative and creative curriculum and it works the 4 skills at the same time. The materials I use are commonly created by me. Even though I finished my career at the university, I keep studying about the learning process and different teaching approaches.
When I teach conversational Spanish, I use role plays, vocabulary games, speaking cards, pictures among others.
*Translation method: When a student doesn't get a sentence or it's a beginner who doesn't speak anything at all the new language, this way is common and helpful for them. They will feel better because they will not feel lost and they will be capable of understanding what the teacher said. I apply this method to beginners students who are starting to speak a new language, of course, it's not a good idea to apply this method every day.
*Audiolingual method: Using authentic material taken from real life helps the student to use the language in real life situations, so they will see they are learning things that will be useful for them. Listenings, songs, movies, dialogues are good and funny ways to learn a language, so I use them. Short stories, newspaper, articles, worksheets, are suitable for reading practice.
Also, I like my students to work at home, I mean, not only practicing the language in the class but practicing at home. I usually send them worksheets to practice or when the class finishes I send them the worksheet of the topic for the next class. If you don't practice, you will speak like a robot, that's my motto.
As you can see, I like languages, and for me, it's an honor to teach them. I'm charismatic and can find many ways to make you understand everything related to the language I teach, in this case, Spanish and English.