Staff: AZ Santiago
At the Spanish language school
in Santiago we care about your progress and know that quality
teachers are a fundamental part of how quickly you’ll learn
Spanish. All of our teachers have university degrees and have
been especially trained in our unique methodology. They are selected
for their outgoing and dynamic personalities, their patience,
creativity, friendliness and most importantly, for their enthusiasm
for teaching. As you can see from the following selected profiles
of just a few of our Spanish instructors, our qualified teaching
staff comes from a variety of backgrounds.
María Angélica has been with the Spanish school
since 1993, teaching Spanish, English and French. She is one of
the most worldly teachers having lived 18 years abroad in such
countries as France, Kenya, Cameroon, and Morocco. She has taught
Spanish and English in many places including an agency of the
United Nations in Kenya, the Chilean Embassy in Morocco, in the
language departments of colleges in Paris and Brest, France and
at a high school in Cameroon. She enjoys teaching her native language
as she is able to meet many people from different countries and
cultures. She finds it particularly satisfying that through her
teaching of Spanish she is able to open a door to a new culture
for her students. In her free time, María Angélica
is an avid tennis player and a very talented painter.
Lily has been teaching Spanish and English at the Spanish school
in Santiago since we first opened our doors in Santiago. She studied
Spanish and English Education at the Universidad de Santiago de
Chile, but admits that between the two she prefers Spanish. She
truly enjoys sharing her language and culture with her students.
She says that one of the greatest rewards that she receives from
teaching Spanish is when students come up to her after their course
and thank her, because they learned so much from her. Lily is
our most vivacious teacher and you will rarely find her without
a smile on her face, and her laugh is contagious. In her off hours
she enjoys barbecues, fiestas, and getting together with friends.
She also loves to sing and dance. In fact, she has even been known
to teach the national folk dance, the Cueca, at students' request.
Silvio has been teaching Spanish, English and French at in Santiago
since 1991. He received his degree in French Education in Montpellier,
France and his degree in English Education in Santiago. Silvio
taught high school Spanish for a number of years before coming
to the Spanish school in Chile, and admits that he much prefers
the teaching atmosphere here. Silvio loves to teach and particularly
enjoys the sense of accomplishment he receives when he see his
students' progress. He especially enjoys teaching Spanish because
not only do his students learn, but so does he. Through his students
he learns a lot about their different cultures and points of view,
which he finds fascinating. Silvio is very knowledgeable about
Chile and Chilean culture and that is one of the reasons why students
enjoy having him as a guide on the excursions we offer. In his
free time Silvio loves to read and has numerous books in four
different languages, including Italian. He often has a dictionary
in his hand because he is always expanding his knowledge of languages.
He also loves listening to music and watching TV.
Ulises received his degree in English language and literature,
but loves teaching his native language, and has been teaching
Spanish here at the school since 1997. He enjoys sharing his language
and culture with people from all over the world. He also loves
learning about other cultures and hearing of the many and varied
experiences of his students. Ulises truly likes meeting new people
and socializing, and that is reflected in the things he likes
to do in his free time, such as attending parties, going to discos,
and sharing a drink with friends at a local pub. He also enjoys
working out at the gym.