From Madrid, Spain
Juan is the CEO of Spanish World Group, Spanish Language Services company, with campuses in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong and over 2000 weekly students. In the 3 years of Juan as CEO, Spanish World Group has managed to increase revenue by over 200%.
Juan first came to Singapore to undertake INSEAD MBA Program, where he graduated in July 2014. INSEAD was a unique experience, as well as Juan´s stepping stone to stay in Asia in an industry with social impact.
In April 2014, Juan joined as Chief Operating Officer of an Ed-Tech company called Knowledge Platform, based in Singapore, which was focused in the enhancement of education through technology for primary and secondary schools throughout Asia. Under Juan´s supervision, new offices in China, Indonesia and Philippines were opened and those in Singapore and Pakistan, consolidated.
Before becoming an MBA Candidate at INSEAD, Juan´s professional career had had two very differentiated stages, from 2006 to 2013:
From Barcelona, Spain
Carol is the Chief Learning Officer of Spanish World. She has 10 years of experience teaching Spanish in Asia to all kinds of students: adults, teens and kids. As instructional designer, she has created the curriculum of all the adults courses in the school. She also teaches Training courses for teachers and is an examiner of the official DELE diploma. Besides this, her academic training in Electronic Engineering has fostered in her the interest in exploring how to introduce the new technologies in the classroom. She has set up the school’s online learning platform and created online content so that the students can practice the language and improve their skills anytime and anywhere.
Borja has been teaching Spanish since 2009 in Ireland, China, the United States and now in Singapore. He is a Spanish teacher as well as the Academic Director in Spanish World where he has developed the curriculum creating teaching materials to develop the students both within and beyond the classroom. He is an official accredited DELE examiner of all levels. In addition, he has plenty of experience in teaching diverse students with educational and cultural backgrounds with all ages in various setting such as universities and language schools.
From Santiago de Chile, Chile
With a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters at hand, Arang (Chilean Native) has taught Spanish in South Korea, United States, Vietnam and now Singapore. Since she started her teaching career in 2014, Arang has applied not only her knowledge and formation in the classrooms and seminars, but also her global teaching experience in different cultures, ages and levels, giving her a thorough understanding of each student's needs and learning styles. Her drive and commitment to give a wholesome, dynamic and student-centered education in Spanish has been very fruitful in her career. As she continues teaching, she has also specialised in the International Programs, such as the IB and the IGCSE.
From Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
During the last four years as a Spanish teacher, Daniel has been working in different international schools and Spanish academies in Lithuania. He is a passionate Spanish Teacher excited for the opportunity to contribute to student progress and achievement and be committed to the best practice in teaching, learning and assessment. He has an experience and passion for delivering exciting and varied Spanish lessons. He delights in sharing his language and culture. What he likes most about his profession is having the opportunity to touch the lives of his students and contribute to making the future bright and productive.
From Toledo, España
Marina has recently joined us from Vilnius, Lithuania, where she was a teacher at French Lycee, and prior to that at EF Academies. She adds a very soft unique touch in her relationship with the students.
From Pamplona, Spain
Cesar is a teacher in Primary Education motivated and committed to his work. He has been working for Spanish World mainly with small children and teens and has had amazing feedback from parents. Though young, Cesar has proven to be someone dedicated to his work, which makes us proud to offer him as one of our best educators for children.
From Salamanca, Spain
Yolanda is an international and enthusiastic teacher whose experience in teaching involves not only Spanish but also other languages, like English. She has worked in different countries -United Kingdom, Spain and Singapore. Thus, she has been able to deal with a diverse range of educational programmes such as A Level, A Level International or IB. Furthermore, she adapts easily to new scenarios and loves teaching students from different ages since she can learn from all of them too.
Yolanda always tries to promote a relaxed atmosphere in the classroom, providing challenges rather than threads to students. She tries to create an environment where students feel comfortable to experiment with the language. Moreover, she does not hesitate to bring energy and enthusiasm to the classroom to make each class motivating, entertaining and effective.
Silvia has experience in Teaching Spanish for more than 8 years. She has started at Las Lilas for the last month and has received an amazing feedback from the students. At the moment, Silvia is teaching between adult groups to groups and private of children, and also helps in replacements with classes at the International Schools to which Spanish World provides services.
From Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
With experience in teaching kids and teenagers in Argentina and Singapore, Belen has shown commitment and outstanding quality in her classes throughout her time at Spanish World. She has worked at Spanish World for 3 years, mainly taking classes at International Schools (such as Dulwich, Stamford American International School, Tanglin Trust School, and German European School Singapore, between others). She has been working with kids and teenagers for more than 10 years, first in Argentina and then in Singapore, and also has participated in the development and coordination of early childhood centers for the most needed for the Argentinian government.
From Mexico City, Mexico
With more than 15 years of experience in Mexico, France and Singapore, Angélica has a Bachelors in Spanish Literature and Civilisation as well as a Masters in Contemporary Latin American Literature and cinema from Université Paris IV and Sorbonne. Moreover, she is a certified Spanish teacher for foreigners from Centro de Estudios Extranjeros (National Autonomous University of Mexico). She has taught at multiple levels in different setting such as French National Education, universities, business schools (ESSEC). She has been working at Spanish World since 2017.
Norma is a passionate Spanish language teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also has experience with group therapies and human resource training. Norma enjoys interacting with people of all ages and has proven so while teaching at Spanish World Singapore, from adults to kids, different groups from which she has received very positive reviews. She enjoys sharing her native tongue with the students as well as her own culture. As such she is the coordinator for the Reading Club for Mexicans in Singapore for the last 6 years. Consequently she trained as a Spanish language teacher and started giving private classes on her own for some years before coming on board to Spanish World Singapore.
From Sevilla, Spain
I am an enthusiastic and creative teacher that likes to teach following the communicative approach and include new methodology in my class.
Specialised and more experienced working with kids and teenagers but also with all the necessary skills to do great adults classes.
I enjoy teaching Spanish because it is a perfect opportunity to travel and meet people from other cultures also, I love my culture, my language and my country and I want to show it to my students and make them love it too.
As Nelson Mandela says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” To me teaching Spanish is my bit to do of this world a better one.
Frank began teaching Spanish in Greece in 2002. Afterwards he became a Modern Greek translator and moved to Singapore, where he taught Analytical Thinking Skills in government schools before starting to teach Spanish again, on this occasion with Spanish World. His interests lie in the fields of Philosophy and Literature.
From Cordoba, Spain
Highly Motivated and Dedicated Spanish Teacher with a Master of Arts in English, a Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting, and a postgraduate course in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language.
She is passionate about Languages and has working experience both as a specialised translator and as a teacher of Spanish, having devoted the last four years to teach Spanish at a school in Sweden.
From Ciudad de Buenos, Argentina
Rosario is a Spanish Teacher at Spanish World since 2014. She is passionate about teaching and a specialist in the field of Spanish as a second language.
She has over 15 years of working experience in the education field. Since mastering a vast range of learning strategies, and more importantly adapting them to the diverse needs of her students, she has built her understanding and use of these skills, whilst always striving to develop her techniques further throughout her teaching career.
From León, España.
I grew up in Switzerland and had the great chance to learn other languages and to be in touch with other cultures at a very early age; also, throughout my working stage as CEO and responsible for Export in a small winery during many years, I got the opportunity to meet many people from around the world and to interact with them. My interest for languages, literature and culture has been always there.
So, I feel very lucky to have encountered Spanish World when I arrived in Singapore. They prepared me in the methodology of teaching Spanish as a second language and this, together with my passion for languages and for people, has become a vocation for me. It is not only to teach a language, it is to introduce the students to our culture, our history and, of course, the secrets of our grammar.
As Rita Mae Brown wrote: “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.”
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