My love of languages

For me language is the way to really connect with people. From an early age, I had a great love of languages – for my own –  Spanish – but also for English.  I believe that if you have strong international communications skills this  expands your world and I have experienced this myself in the various countries where I’ve lived. I currently live in the Netherlands, but I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, so my native language is Spanish.

I am proud that I am able to speak English and Dutch and I love helping others to learn new languages too. I’ve created my classes to be challenging, without being overwhelming, as I know how much new information there is to take in when learning a new language. Tailored and structured, my classes help you to progress, bit by bit, lesson by lesson.

 

 

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” 

Nelson Mandela

My approach

Before I started teaching, I worked in multinational and national companies as an accountant. I enjoyed the structured nature of that work and you’ll see this reflected in the way I teach. My sessions are based around a plan and structure and this helps you learn more efficiently.

It’s also important to feel at ease as you learn, and my friendly nature ensures you do. I am sociable and enjoy spontaneity during classes and I love to see how different people enjoy to learn in different ways. From experience, I know what it feels like to learn a new language and I take the stance that ‘no question is a silly question’ – I encourage you to ask away.

My experience

I started teaching Spanish in 2005 in Buenos Aires, first to tourists and later to executives in the business world. Meanwhile, I have been teaching Spanish in the Netherlands since 2010. To do this well, I took a number of courses in Spanish and English. In Australia, I obtained my Certificate of Proficiency in English. I also took an intensive course in teaching Spanish as a second language in Barcelona and a Master’s in teaching Spanish as a foreign language at the University Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid.

Clients I have helped improve Spanish include the management and employees of:

✓ World Bank
✓ Philip Morris
✓ British Embassy
✓ Australian Embassy
✓ Mercedes Benz
✓ Pirelli Neumáticos
✓ Sunland Trading
✓ Wiskerke Onions
✓ Finsa BV
✓ Lenger Sea Foods