Our Teachers - The Spanish Academy

我們的教師團隊

我們的教師全都具有專業資歷和豐富的西班牙語教學經驗。

除此之外,他們全都喜歡學習不同國家的語言,因此他們亦深明掌握新語言的滿足感。

David

校長及教師

He graduated as an engineer at UPC Barcelona and post-graduated at UCI (University of California Irvine)  and after obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and ELE (Spanish Teaching), he has been teaching Spanish in the US, UK, Spain, Italy, Morocco and Hong Kong. His most remarkable achievement in his words was the wonderful and rewarding experience at a Spanish teaching volunteering program in Morocco with a team of over 20 teachers.

He understands very well the Hong Kong education system and leads his students towards fast learning through his expertise on the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)

Highly determined to offer the best quality in Spanish teaching, he co-founded the school after teaching 2 years in Hong Kong. Students from all ages and nationalities have learnt their Spanish thanks to his efficient approach.  

David loves traveling as well as outdoor sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, hiking and surfing.

Certificate as Spanish Teacher, International House, Madrid, Spain. Master’s degree in Business Administration (Spain and Germany) International Baccalaureate at French School of Valencia.

Adrian is a very sociable and skilled teacher. He started mentoring student groups in Vancouver back in 2012. Combining several jobs and running his own catering business in Hong Kong, he started developing a high interest in private tutoring. He has over 4 years proved teaching experience in Hong Kong and has specialised in IGCSE and IB exam preparation. As part of the philosophy of our company, his focus on CLT (Communicative language teaching) provides his adult groups with a fast and enriching learning of Spanish.

Adrian is also passionate about outdoor sports, photography and Spanish culture. He is now also teaching Spanish cooking at Citysuper which he believes is becoming part of Hong Kong people’s new interests.

Adrian

校長及教師

Yolanda

教師

Yolanda graduated as Economist (Marketing specialist) at the University of Barcelona. She has been teaching for more than 16 years at the University of Barcelona and Open University of Catalonia for a long time.

Yolanda is experienced in attending clients and giving presentations and lectures about market research. Hence she is perfectly prepared as a Spanish teacher for business.

She qualified as a Spanish Teacher (ELE) and obtained a Postgraduate diploma as an Expert in teaching Spanish to children and teenagers at the University of Barcelona.

She has long experience in preparing students for their IGCSE and IB exams with outstanding results.

Yolanda is  very enthusiastic and loves travelling, hiking, reading books and Zumba!

After graduating as a translator, Claudia became a Spanish teacher during an exchange programme in South Korea, and later completed an intensive course for teachers.

She moved to Hong Kong in 2013, and became part of The Spanish Academy since its foundation.

A lover of arts and crafts, her creativity and cheerful personality is an instant hit with both kids and adults. With a special charisma and endless patience, she is a preferred teacher for those looking for a self-paced class. Her playgroup classes are very resourceful and interactive.

She will surely be the best teacher for kids and teens who need a funnier approach towards teaching. Her classes have become some of our students’ favourite and let them immerse in a totally different learning environment thanks to her endless tools for learning.

Claudia

教師

Laila

教師

Laila graduated in Human Resources at the University of Barcelona. She also obtained a Certificate of Spanish teacher (ELE) at International House in Barcelona.

She has over 3 years experience teaching Spanish in Barcelona and Morocco. Her fun and open character make a perfect match not only for adult learners but also for our playgroups’ kids. From small to large groups, they immediately connect with her bringing excellent learning vibes into the class.

Also, her one to one tailor-made classes has proved to be fun and efficient for her students. If you are looking for a tutor who can adapt her teaching to your needs, she will certainly exceed your expectations.

She loves to travel and is also a water sports enthusiast. She also loves spending time with her lovely dog anytime she is free, :).

Karla graduated as a Psychologist in México. She has a certificate in Translation and a Cambridge Certification in Teaching (TKT). She is currently studying the Postgraduate in Spanish as a Second Language at the UNAM in México. She has been teaching English and Spanish in México and now in Hong Kong.

At The Spanish Academy we believe in plurality and having the opportunity to bring Karla to our team gives us the chance to offer Spanish from a different perspective. Her cheerful character combined with her excellent class management skills will leverage your learning. Karla also knows the best tips and strategies for your Spanish exams’ preparation (from DELE to IGCSE, IB and DSE).

Karla loves travelling, cooking & baking, books and languages; she’s currently studying French and Mandarin.

Karla

教師

Emma

教師

Certificate as a Spanish Teacher from the Instituto Cervantes and University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish for Secondary Students (Spain) and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.

After working as a TV journalist and screenwriter for ten years, Emma became a Spanish Teacher in Spain. She began her formal teaching career at a Spanish Language school in Riga (Latvia) in 2013, where she was eventually named Head Teacher of the school. She also taught at the University of Latvia, where she gave conducted lectures at Hispanic Society Conferences.

She has over seven years proven teaching experience in Spain, Latvia, China and Hong Kong and has particularly specialised in teaching Spanish to adults and teenagers. Emma is a DELE examiner for all levels and also an IB ab Initio examiner. She has been preparing students for DELE, IGSE and IB exams with oustanding results.

Emma is passionate about reading, travelling and creative writing. She has published several short stories in Spain.

Paola earned a master’s degree in human resources management and coaching. (Colombia – Australia). B.A in Psychology from Santo Tomas University (Colombia), also qualified as a Spanish teacher obtained from ELE- International (Rey Juan Carlos University), Madrid, Spain.

Paola has been teaching Spanish in London, Australia and now in Hong Kong, her experience as a coach and NLP who uses a wide variety of teaching methods to make learning fun and keep students of all ages engaged in the learning process. She believes that the key to learning is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their performance and helping them to learn rather than teaching them.

Paola enjoy the good cuisine, outdoors activities as hiking, swimming and more than anything traveling and explore new cultures.   

Paola

教師

Ana

教師

Ana is a teacher who holds an MBA in Teaching Spanish Language and Culture from Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.  She is graduated in Economics at Universidad Autonomy Metropolitana, Mexico. She has extensive experience of successfully teaching Spanish across a broad range of levels from Primary students to the Boardroom. She has lived and taught in Asia for 8 years she fully understand the pressures that children, young adults and business professionals face in Hong Kong to attain and maintain a certain level of Spanish whether it be to progress in their studies or to advance in their careers. Her classes are fun, creative and interactive.

She encourages feedback at all stages of the teaching process as she believes this is an essential part of the learning process. Content is therefore designed around specific individual needs and requirements on an on going basis.

She describes herself as very committed to her work and always willing to solve enquiries and help students improve, in her free time she enjoys practicing scuba diving, yoga and reading.

David

校長及教師

He graduated as an engineer at UPC Barcelona and post-graduated at UCI (University of California Irvine)  and after obtaining the Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) and ELE (Spanish Teaching), he has been teaching Spanish in the US, UK, Spain, Italy, Morocco and Hong Kong. His most remarkable achievement in his words was the wonderful and rewarding experience at a Spanish teaching volunteering program in Morocco with a team of over 20 teachers.

Adrian

校長及教師

Certificate as Spanish Teacher, International House, Madrid, Spain. Master’s degree in Business Administration (Spain and Germany) International Baccalaureate at French School of Valencia.

Adrian is a very sociable and skilled teacher. He started mentoring student groups in Vancouver back in 2012. Combining several jobs and running his own catering business in Hong Kong, he started developing a high interest in private tutoring. He has over 4 years proved teaching experience in Hong Kong and has specialised in IGCSE and IB exam preparation. As part of the philosophy of our company, his focus on CLT (Communicative language teaching) provides his adult groups with a fast and enriching learning of Spanish.

Adrian is also passionate about outdoor sports, photography and Spanish culture. He is now also teaching Spanish cooking at Citysuper which he believes is becoming part of Hong Kong people’s new interests.

Claudia

教師

After graduating as a translator, Claudia became a Spanish teacher during an exchange programme in South Korea, and later completed an intensive course for teachers.

She moved to Hong Kong in 2013, and became part of The Spanish Academy since its foundation.

A lover of arts and crafts, her creativity and cheerful personality is an instant hit with both kids and adults. With a special charisma and endless patience, she is a preferred teacher for those looking for a self-paced class. Her playgroup classes are very resourceful and interactive.

She will surely be the best teacher for kids and teens who need a funnier approach towards teaching. Her classes have become some of our students’ favourite and let them immerse in a totally different learning environment thanks to her endless tools for learning.

Yolanda

教師

Yolanda graduated as Economist (Marketing specialist) at the University of Barcelona. She has been teaching for more than 16 years at the University of Barcelona and Open University of Catalonia for a long time.

Yolanda is experienced in attending clients and giving presentations and lectures about market research. Hence she is perfectly prepared as a Spanish teacher for business.

She qualified as a Spanish Teacher (ELE) and obtained a Postgraduate diploma as an Expert in teaching Spanish to children and teenagers at the University of Barcelona.

She has long experience in preparing students for their IGCSE and IB exams with outstanding results.

Yolanda is  very enthusiastic and loves travelling, hiking, reading books and Zumba!

Laila

教師

Laila graduated in Human Resources at the University of Barcelona. She also obtained a Certificate of Spanish teacher (ELE) at International House in Barcelona.

She has over 3 years experience teaching Spanish in Barcelona and Morocco. Her fun and open character make a perfect match not only for adult learners but also for our playgroups’ kids. From small to large groups, they immediately connect with her bringing excellent learning vibes into the class.

Also, her one to one tailor-made classes has proved to be fun and efficient for her students. If you are looking for a tutor who can adapt her teaching to your needs, she will certainly exceed your expectations.

She loves to travel and is also a water sports enthusiast. She also loves spending time with her lovely dog anytime she is free, :).

Karla

教師

Karla graduated as a Psychologist in México. She has a certificate in Translation and a Cambridge Certification in Teaching (TKT). She is currently studying the Postgraduate in Spanish as a Second Language at the UNAM in México. She has been teaching English and Spanish in México and now in Hong Kong.

At The Spanish Academy we believe in plurality and having the opportunity to bring Karla to our team gives us the chance to offer Spanish from a different perspective. Her cheerful character combined with her excellent class management skills will leverage your learning. Karla also knows the best tips and strategies for your Spanish exams’ preparation (from DELE to IGCSE, IB and DSE).

Karla loves travelling, cooking & baking, books and languages; she’s currently studying French and Mandarin.

Emma

教師

Certificate as a Spanish Teacher from the Instituto Cervantes and University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish for Secondary Students (Spain) and Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.

After working as a TV journalist and screenwriter for ten years, Emma became a Spanish Teacher in Spain. She began her formal teaching career at a Spanish Language school in Riga (Latvia) in 2013, where she was eventually named Head Teacher of the school. She also taught at the University of Latvia, where she gave conducted lectures at Hispanic Society Conferences.

She has over seven years proven teaching experience in Spain, Latvia, China and Hong Kong and has particularly specialised in teaching Spanish to adults and teenagers. Emma is a DELE examiner for all levels and also an IB ab Initio examiner. She has been preparing students for DELE, IGSE and IB exams with oustanding results.

Emma is passionate about reading, travelling and creative writing. She has published several short stories in Spain.

Ana

教師

Ana is a teacher who holds an MBA in Teaching Spanish Language and Culture from Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.  She is graduated in Economics at Universidad Autonomy Metropolitana, Mexico. She has extensive experience of successfully teaching Spanish across a broad range of levels from Primary students to the Boardroom. She has lived and taught in Asia for 8 years she fully understand the pressures that children, young adults and business professionals face in Hong Kong to attain and maintain a certain level of Spanish whether it be to progress in their studies or to advance in their careers. Her classes are fun, creative and interactive.

She encourages feedback at all stages of the teaching process as she believes this is an essential part of the learning process. Content is therefore designed around specific individual needs and requirements on an on going basis.

She describes herself as very committed to her work and always willing to solve enquiries and help students improve, in her free time she enjoys practicing scuba diving, yoga and reading.

Paola

教師

Paola earned a master’s degree in human resources management and coaching. (Colombia – Australia). B.A in Psychology from Santo Tomas University (Colombia), also qualified as a Spanish teacher obtained from ELE- International (Rey Juan Carlos University), Madrid, Spain.

Paola has been teaching Spanish in London, Australia and now in Hong Kong, her experience as a coach and NLP who uses a wide variety of teaching methods to make learning fun and keep students of all ages engaged in the learning process. She believes that the key to learning is unlocking a person’s potential to maximize their performance and helping them to learn rather than teaching them.

Paola enjoy the good cuisine, outdoors activities as hiking, swimming and more than anything traveling and explore new cultures.