Meet our teachers

We have an amazing team of teachers, many of whom have been teaching at the school for several years.

Our teaching method is engaging and dynamic; all our teachers are experienced native speakers, qualified in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

Many of our teachers also contribute to the school’s on-going, internal support and training.

For more information about our teaching and resources please click here.

 

Amaya Alonso

¡Hola a todos! ¡I am Amaya from Salamanca, but now I live in Valencia!

I have more than 12 years teaching experience after completing my BA and Masters Degree in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.

My career began at the University of Salamanca and since then I have taught in Europe and the USA before moving to London where I found my second home and Vamos.

Now six years later I have a new and exciting role as Academic Manager at Vamos in Valencia where we look forward to teaching Spanish to students from all over the world.

I hope to see you soon in this beautiful city!

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Ana Martin

Hola, chicos! ¿Cómo estáis? I am Ana from Los Molinos, a town near Madrid!

I have a degree in Spanish Language and Literature and a Master’s degree in teaching and I obtained them both at the Complutense University in Madrid.

I am also an official DELE examiner for B1, B2, C1 and C2 levels, but it is important for you to know that teaching Spanish is not only my work but my passion as well.

I love to see the evolution of my students from the very basics of saying ‘hola’ to having fluent conversations in Spanish - and by involving the Spanish culture and spirit, I am inviting you all to join me for an exciting journey called ‘aprender español’.¡Vamos!

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Andrea Cortina

¡Hola! I’m Andrea from Bilbao, in the north of Spain!

I have a 4-year degree in Spanish Studies from the University of Deusto, which covered linguistics, literature, grammar and the history of the Spanish language and I later qualified as a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language.

I am an official DELE examiner (awarded by Institute Cervantes, London) for levels A1 to C2 and since joining Vamos in September 2012, I am also one of the school's academic managers where part of my responsibilities includes the recruitment and training of new teachers.

My teaching style places particular emphasis on the communicative approach and I always want my students to get the most out of their lesson.

I love teaching so much that it hardly feels like a job and I hope you enjoy your course at ¡Vamos!

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Elvira Tallo

Hola! I am Elvira Tallo from Vejer, a beautiful Andalucian town in the south west coast of Cádiz where Atlantic meets Mediterranean sea.

I studied Audiovisual Communications in Málaga and Warsaw and it was during my time in Poland when I discovered my passion for teaching and being part of a Spanish literature and language club.

After my experience, I moved to London and decided to prepare myself for becoming a teacher, so I studied a Graduate Certificate of Spanish language at Instituto Cervantes and Roehampton University.

I find it really interesting being able to communicate in other languages and discovering new cultures and ways of thinking through them. That is one of the main reason I love being a Spanish teacher. It is really rewarding and fun to give the tools that students need to instill themselves with passion for Spanish and Latin American cultures and language and helping them in their adventure of learning a new language in a fun and dynamic way.

I love culture, travelling, music, gigs, gardening and cooking, all mixed with a big passion of learning and sharing ideas.

¡Nos vemos en clase!

See Elvira Tallo upcoming courses:

Enric Sancho

Hola! I am Enric Sancho from Barcelona.

I've always loved to study different languages and learn about other cultures, so 3 years ago I decided to make teaching Spanish my profession and I love it.

I qualified as a teacher at International House London where I learnt about the communicative approach and a few months ago I also qualified as a DELE A1/A2 examiner at Instituto Cervantes in London.

I always aim to make my lessons interesting and enjoyable with cultural tips, so my students travelling to South America and Spain can communicate with native Spanish speakers.

I love teaching Spanish and I'm looking forward to seeing you in my class!

See Enric Sancho upcoming courses:

Patricia García

¡Hola! I am Patricia from Alicante - Spain’s south-east, sunny Costa Blanca!

I have a degree in Teaching from University of Alicante, a Certificate in teaching Spanish to adults from Instituto Cervantes in London and the Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. I am also studying my MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Since joining Vamos as a teacher in 2016 I am now also part of the office team where as Academic Administrator I provide practical help to many of our new and existing students.

Teaching has been the most rewarding experience in my life and I have realised that sharing my culture and language with others is what I love the most.

See you soon at Vamos!

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Paula Ruiz

¡Hola! I’m Paula from Valencia!

I started teaching over ten years ago and have worked with students from all over the world. I studied Modern Languages at the University of Valencia and I completed my studies with a MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, but I am also a qualified teacher with a Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language by the Instituto Cervantes.

I love creating a relaxing and fun atmosphere in the classroom where students feel comfortable and confident. Be ready to learn and practice a lot!

I am looking forward to meeting you at Vamos!

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Sarah Martínez

¡Hola! My name is Sarah and I am from Valencia, one of the most beautiful cities of Spain.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Hispanic Studies. After University, I started to train myself in Spanish as a foreign language until the present day. I’ve worked as a Spanish teacher for the last three years and I’m an official DELE examiner for levels A1 and A2.

I’m passionate about teaching and I like my classes to be fun and creative. I feel absolute devotion for the Spanish language and culture and I would love to share it with you!

I hope to see you soon at Vamos!

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Sara Lopera

¡Hola! I’m Sara from Córdoba, a beautiful small city in Andalusia, south of Spain.

I am a qualified Spanish teacher with a CLTA in Spanish (Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults) which has given me the opportunity to work doing something that I love: teaching my mother tongue to people from all over the world!

The style of my lessons is based on a communicative approach where students practise all skills through a lot of interaction while performing very dynamic and varied tasks. There’s a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere at Vamos and I really like the fact that students don’t just learn the language but also learn about the culture.

I hope to see you soon!

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