PRINCIPAL & TEACHER
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.
PRINCIPAL & TEACHER
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.
Certificate as a Spanish Teacher from the Instituto Cervantes and the University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain. Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish for Secondary Students (Spain) and a 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 of proven teaching experience in Spain, Latvia, China Hong Kong and has specialised particularly 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 outstanding results
Emma is passionate about reading, travelling and creative writing. She has published several short stories in Spain.
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.
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.
Flavia is an Architect graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Uruguay and with PhD Degree from the Technical University in Prague. She has a wide experience working as a designer as well as a teacher. As a Spanish teacher, she has more than 10 years’ experience with students of different nationalities, levels and ages.
Flavia started teaching in Uruguay as a Spanish tutor for Germans in agreement with the Goethe Institute of Montevideo. She has always combined Spanish teaching with her design career: during her PhD studies, she has been working in Prague as a private tutor, as a lecturer at language schools and as an instructor for companies. In Hong Kong she got experience teaching kids. She developed special teaching support with own made illustrations, which has been successfully tested by small and older students.
Flavia uses to combine rational work, conversation and fun to make the class enjoyable and participative. As a designer and artist she is passionate and loves to explore new and better ways to explain things. Her main goal is to help the students understand, feel and develop their own way to express in Spanish.
Flavia is an architect, designer and artist. She loves to keep learning, share knowledge, culture and make new friends. She also speaks English, German and Czech and started to learn Cantonese.
Claudia was born in México and has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Social Studies. She started her professional career in her country working for an NGO which focus was supporting proper development for orphan children. Claudia soon decided to specialize in education and obtained several diplomas as a foreign language teacher.
She moved to Europe in 2001 with her family where she started teaching Spanish as a second language. She lived in France and Spain for ten years and then moved to Singapore where she spent seven years. She was a full-time Spanish teacher at the Lycée Français de Singapour before moving to Hong Kong.
Claudia loves listening to music, reading and watching good films; she also enjoys art exhibitions. She loves nature, spending time with family and friends and enjoying a delicious Mediterranean meal or some spicy Mexican tacos!
Veronica is from Venezuela and has recently moved to Hong Kong after teaching Spanish in Singapore. Veronica has over 10 years of experience, teaching a broad range of levels and ages in both group lesson and one to one environments, from kindergarten classes to adults.
During her time in Singapore, she worked in a Spanish Institute and also took the initiative to set up a Spanish school delivering online and face-to-face lessons teaching students from all over the world.
Her experience includes preparing students with their DELE, IGCSE, and IB official exam helping them achieve magnificent results.
She holds a certificate on teaching Spanish for foreigners as well as several certificates from The British Council Institute where she learned a wide range of interactive methodologies for teaching.
Her interactive lessons and way of teaching can adapt to each student’s background allowing them to gain real progress that can meet the needs of each student.
Veronica is committed to helping her students to achieve success in studying Spanish.
Tamara grew up in Vitoria, in the north of Spain. She speaks Spanish and Euskera, the local language. She moved to India in 2012 where she worked in an organization that helps people in need, in Goa.
She came to Hong Kong in 2014 where she has been working as a Spanish teacher for the past 5 years. Tamara graduated as an early childhood educator.
She has experience working in Spanish sports camps with kids and teens.
She always looks for new activities and methods to teach her students because she believes that the best way to learn is to make every class different and fun!
She is a very cheerful and social person. That is why she likes to be surrounded by people and is always willing to help. She loves animals and his vocation is working with children.
After finishing his studies in Computer Science and graduating from the University of Salamanca in Business Administration, Mario worked for an international company in Barcelona. Soon he realized that his true passion was teaching and learning languages.
For this reason, Mario studied a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Spanish teaching to foreigners at the University of León, and now continues with his research by developing a Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics.
During the last three years he has worked in different language centers teaching Spanish in Spain, and for more than one year in a university in China.
Mario loves to learn languages, to travel, to practice all kinds of sports and, above all, he enjoys his work teaching Spanish and its culture around the world with passion, dedication, and patience.
Neelam grew up in the Canary Islands. Growing up, she started to grow more fond of the language. She has also obtained the Certificate of Spanish teacher (ELE) at International House in Barcelona.
She moved to Hong Kong almost 19 years ago. She has been teaching Spanish for the past 11 years. Neelan has an amazing passion for teaching the sweet language known as Spanish.
Neelam tries to find new and different methods to make her classes more amusing because she believes that the best way to teach and captivate a student’s attention is through enjoyment and trill. Her friendly and social personality helps her lighten up her lessons and make them entertaining for her students. She wants her students to grow a passion for the language of Spanish and the country of Spain just like she did.
Neelam loves listening to music, watching movies and playing sports, like football and basketball. She also loves to spend time with her friends and family when she isn’t teaching Spanish!
Leanne is from Hong Kong. She is an energetic and organised person who recently graduated with a master's degree in Human Resource Management & Consulting at University of Bath.
She loves to learn languages and travel. And what's most important: She is learning Spanish very fast with us!