Carolina is a Colombian Spanish teacher who moved to Adelaide in Jan 2016 from her hometown, Bogotá. She holds a BA in Modern Languages and a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics to Spanish as a Foreign Language from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, one of the best universities in Colombia. After finishing her Bachelor Degree, she worked in the same university for 5 years as an English teacher and as a Spanish teacher when she was done with her MA.
Since Jan 2016, Carolina has worked mostly as a private tutor and has had truly rewarding experiences with students with different needs, backgrounds and passions. She loves working along with her students to help them accomplish their goals through ongoing feedback, as well as learning from their learning styles and the different cultures they come from.
Carolina has worked as a Spanish teacher and tutor for almost 4 years in Colombia, México and now Australia (hopefully the list will go on!) As traveling is one of her passions, she enjoys learning from other cultures and helping her students understand her own background and different features of the Latin and Spanish culture.
Ricardo is one of our enthusiastic Spanish teachers and is from Colombia. He has a Bachelor in Education with majors in Humanities and Languages. He is a specialist in curriculum and pedagogy and is currently studying a Master of Arts in Education with a major in Leadership and Management at Flinders University.
Ricardo has extensive experience in the design and implementation of academic programs in language teaching and educational support for students and teachers to create learning environments. Ricardo has taught English and Spanish in Colombia to children and adults in schools and universities, and lived in London for two years where he studied English.
He is passionate about teaching and interacting with people. He is convinced that in the process of learning any second language the motivation comes from using the language in real life contexts where the students can internalize the knowledge they acquire. Ricardo has an excellent sense of humour and is a very sociable person. He arrived in Australia in 2016, but in that short period of time, he has enjoyed not only the Australian culture but also the people.
Mauricio is a Spanish teacher originally from Santiago, Chile. He came to Adelaide in 2006 to study English at the Intensive English Language Institute at Flinders University. He completed a Bachelor of Education at Universidad Católica Silva Henriquez in Santiago. His majors are English as a Second Language and Languages.
He worked as a teacher in a public and private schools with students from various levels before moving to Adelaide. He has been teaching Spanish and Home Economics in a private high school since 2011.
Mauricio is very passionate about language teaching. He is always looking for creative ways to motivate his students by using a variety of methodologies and resources. With more than 10 years of experience as a language teacher, he has learned to accommodate his lessons according to the needs of the students and their Spanish level.
Interacting with native speakers is vital in order to get a real feel of the Spanish language and culture. Hard work combined with lots of practice is the key to success in the study of languages.
A different language is a different vision of life.
- Federico Fellini