"¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? My name is Carmen and I am from Seville.
I have a BH in Humanities ( Historical, Cultural and Natural Heritage Field) and a certificate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language from International House in Seville. I also have a PGCE from the International University of Valencia and teaching experience in both Europe and Africa.
My lessons are dynamic, culturally and practically enriching and full of different activities based on my experience teaching in multicultural and progressive schools.
I am looking forward to meeting you at Vamos!"
"¡Hola! I am Alicia from Madrid.
I have a degree in Primary Education specialised in Foreign Language (English) by the Autonomous University of Madrid and I have been teaching English in London since 2014.
I also have a certificate in Teaching Practical Spanish to adults from the London Cervantes Institute and Roehampton University and I have taught Spanish as a second language in the USA, Norway and Spain.
I love teaching my language as it is part of my identity and culture and you will definitely find not only your knowledge improves, but also your confidence in speaking Spanish in Spanish speaking countries will improve too if you join me.
I can’t wait to meet you at ¡Vamos! ¡Hasta pronto!"
"¡Hola! My name is Romina and I'm from La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires province in Argentina.
I am a qualified teacher with a certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from Instituto Cervantes and Roehampton University. I also have a degree in Psychology and have worked in the field of education for many years.
I think the best way to learn a language is through communicating and interacting from the start. I love making my lessons enjoyable and creative, using different activities and resources, while sharing aspects of my culture in the process. I find seeing the progress of my students very rewarding as they become more confident using the language in practical situations.
I am looking forward to meeting you at Vamos!"
"Hola! Qué tal? I am Paula from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I have a degree from the University of Barcelona for teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. I have worked in language institutes and French International Schools in Dubai and Hong Kong and I like my lessons to be interesting, fun and practical!
Learning a new language has to adapt to your needs to communicate, so to me the most important is to get you speaking Spanish from day one. That’s why creating the right atmosphere in class is key for everyone to feel relaxed and willing to participate.
I look forward to having the opportunity to help you learn, not only the language but also some of the culture that comes along.
See you soon at Vamos!!"
"¡Hola! I am Natalia from Murcia, a small region in the sunny south of Spain.
I studied a BA in Translation and Interpreting and an MA in Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University of Alicante. I am also qualified as a DELE examiner for levels C1-C2 by the Instituto Cervantes.
My love for travelling, communicating with others and learning languages led me to become a passionate Spanish teacher and I have been teaching Spanish for 9 years in Germany, Hungary and the UK.
In my lessons I use the communicative approach to teach my students how to communicate in real life situations and try to make my lessons as fun and enjoyable as possible.
As Nelson Mandela said: "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
I hope to see you soon at Vamos!"
"¡Hola a todos!
I'm Irene and I'm from Cantabria, a beautiful autonomous community in northern Spain.
After obtaining my degree in Classical Philology at University of Oviedo, I decided to focus my career by teaching Spanish. I studied a Master degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at University of Salamanca and since that, I have being teaching Spanish in different places of Spain for three years and in London for one and a half year now.
Teaching is one of my passion, it is something innate on me, so teaching Spanish and sharing my knowledge about my mother tongue and its culture is not a job for me, but a pleasure.
My main goal is teaching by a dynamic and communicative way and connecting to my students by creating a good atmosphere in order to makes easier and useful the learning process. So I hope you enjoy your lessons as I do!
¡Nos vemos en Vamos!"
"Hola a todos
My name is Elisabet and I am from Almería, in the sunny southeast coast of Spain.
I have a degree in Spanish Language and Literature at University of Almería and a MA in Teaching Spanish as a foreign language at University of Granada.
I have a passion for teaching and I love learning about different cultures. That's why I have lived in Germany, Netherlands and Romania, whilst teaching Spanish to adults, children and teenagers. My main goal is to make students feel comfortable in their learning process and to adapt to each student’s needs.
I look forward to sharing the Spanish culture with you and showing you how wonderful and easy it is to learn Spanish!
See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!"
"Hola chicos/chicas, I am Mar from Badajoz in the South-West of Spain.
I hold a BA in Philosophy from the magnificent University of Salamanca, a postgraduate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language certified by Roehampton University and Instituto Cervantes and I also have QTS in the UK.
I have taught in both state and independent secondary schools in the UK as well as an academy to adults.
I strongly believe learning a language should be fun and useful, which is what I try to convey in my lessons. Come and join!
I’m looking forward to meeting you at Vamos for a Spanish adventure!"
"¡Hola! My name is also Alba and I come from Valencia!
I hold a degree in Spanish Studies (Universitat de València) and I am currently studying a Master’s degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language at Universitat de Barcelona. I have been teaching Spanish in an immersion context in Valencia for one and half years and I previously taught Spanish in Tallinn (Estonia) as a part of an internship.
I am an enthusiastic and inspiring language teacher who loves sharing her passion about the Spanish language and our culture. Teaching languages is a beautiful job because it works towards building bridges between people and cultures.
There is nothing more rewarding than seeing my students getting to know each other through Spanish and gaining the confidence to communicate in the language and learn about Spanish and Latin American culture.
"¡Hola a todos! I'm Victoria from Gijón, a coastal city in the north of Spain.
I have a degree in Philology and a Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as Foreign Language, which I obtained at the University of Oviedo. I also have a Master's degree in Teaching obtained at the University of Salamanca.
I have taught Spanish for several years in China, where I worked as an official DELE examiner for A1, A2, B1 and B2 levels at the Cervantes Institute.
I think learning a language is not only about memorising grammar or vocabulary, but enjoying it and having fun while you discover a new world. That's the reason I make communicative and enjoyable classes where students become confident in their skills and share their knowledge.
I'm looking forward to meeting you at Vamos and starting a new adventure together!"
"¡Hola! My name is Tatiana and I am from Seville, a gorgeous city in the South of Spain.
I have a Degree in Journalism and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language to Adults from Institute Cervantes and Roehampton University.
Teaching is not only the passion of my life but my vocation. I really enjoy dispensing the knowledge of my language and culture as well as teaching people the skills to learn the Spanish Language.
My teaching style is based on learning through enjoyment and to be in touch with the culture as well as the need of communication from the beginning.
I'm looking forward to meeting you at Vamos!"
"¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? My name is Belén and I am from Madrid, the (other) city that never sleeps.
After obtaining my BA in Translation and Interpreting at Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio I trained as a teacher of Spanish as a second language at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I moved to the UK in 2013 and qualified as a teacher at Kingston University in 2015. Since then I have worked at a number of secondary schools teaching Modern Foreign Languages and in December 2017 I decided I also wanted to teach adults.
I like my lessons to be dynamic and fun and I encourage my students to ask questions, reflect upon their progress and take pride in their achievements. Every little step counts!"
"іHola! I am Alba and I am from León, a small and beautiful city in the Northwest of Spain.
I have studied two degrees at the University of León (Spanish language and literature & English language and literature) and also a Master’s degree in teaching Spanish to both native and foreign students (QTS – Qualified Teacher Status). I have also worked for several institutions such as the University of Greenwich.
I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher who is very willing to teach you some Spanish! And of course not only the language but also some of our culture.
I use the communicative approach in my classes and I try to make them as funny as possible! I truly believe learning does not have to be boring and I also try to break down complicated concepts to simple examples that you are able to understand.
I really hope you enjoy learning with us!"
"¡Hola a todos!
I’m Nereida from Barcelona, but while I have lived in this lovely city for 16 years, I was born in Ecuador, South America.
I studied a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics, majoring in English and Spanish at the University of Barcelona and I hold a Master of Arts in Discourse Studies: Communication, Society & Learning from Pompeu Fabra University. I also have a Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from International House, where I learned the principles of the communicative approach.
I love teaching Spanish as much as I love learning languages. I think being able to speak a second language is important because it gives us the ability to communicate and understand other cultures and perspectives.
I have taught language and culture to both adults and children and always make my lessons enjoyable, whilst challenging my students to develop to the best of their abilities.
I want to share with you my passion for intercultural communication! Ludwig Wittgenstein said “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world” so come to my lessons to expand your limits!
¡Nos vemos pronto!
"Hola! I`m Alejandro from Huesca, a small town in Aragón, in the north east of Spain.
I studied English language and literature at University of Zaragoza and a Master's degree in teaching foreign languages at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. I also have a certificate in teaching Spanish to adults from Instituto Cervantes.
Teaching languages is my passion. I really enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge of Spanish language and culture to my students. My lessons are based on communicative and gamification methodologies where students can learn having fun.
I hope to see you soon at Vamos!
"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!"
"¡Hola gente! I am Diana from Argentina!
I have a Bachelors’ degree in English Teaching and a Masters in Linguistics. I have taught English in many language schools, but teaching my native language is a special experience for me.
I love creating language learning materials and researching new teaching methods, especially on technology and news ways of making language learning an even more enjoyable experience.
I like my classes to be fun and provide friendly atmosphere where everybody can reach their full potential and know that learning a language is much more than learning grammar and endless lists of vocabulary.
Learning a language allows you to connect with people, welcome differences and look at the world through a different set of eyes!"
"іHola! I am Carla from Madrid.
I have a Degree in Spanish awarded by the Complutense University of Madrid, Master’s Degree in Spanish Language and a QTS in the UK. I am also qualified as a DELE B1/B2 examiner at the “Instituto Cervantes”.
For me, learning a language means much more than just being able to speak the language. It means travelling, working and meeting amazing people. Essentially it means broadening our knowledge and discovering the world. I am eager to share with you my love for learning a foreign language.
I have been teaching Spanish for the past three years in Spain, USA and now in England. Teaching is an amazing and rewarding experience and Vamos is a perfect place to do so!"
"¡Hola! I’m Alberto from Burgos, in the north of Spain.
I studied at Complutense University of Madrid where I obtained a Degree in English Language and Literature and a Masters Degree in Teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
I follow the communicative approach in my lessons, creating a relaxing and friendly environment in class where everyone feels comfortable and eager to participate and interact with each other.
Teaching my native language is an amazing experience that gives me the chance to meet people from all over the world and share the Spanish language and culture with them.
Looking forward to seeing you in class at ¡Vamos!"
"Hola everybody! I am Yaiza from Córdoba, a small city in the south of Spain.
I'm a qualified Spanish teacher from Cordoba University and I also have a degree in English Studies and a Master in Second languages for professional qualifications.
I have taught Spanish as a second language in Poland and in Spain, but now I'm very happy to be in England and a country whose culture and people I love. I always make my students the centre of my lessons and give them the opportunity to practice the language as much as possible. I guarantee my classes will be enjoyable as it's always better to learn with a smile!
I look forward to having fun with you learning Spanish at Vamos!"
"¡Hola! My name is Mariluz. I am originally from Toledo, although I studied and lived most of my life in Madrid.
I have a degree in Modern Languages and a PGCE in Teaching from Universidad Complutense (Madrid). I have also trained and certified at Instituto Cervantes, London
I have been working as a teacher and translator for over 15 years and I can speak English, Italian and French fluently. I think that learning to communicate in a new language is one of the most challenging yet rewarding skills to achieve, so I can fully understand how a learner feels: I have been in your shoes myself!
I love to present engaging lessons with a good balance of Spanish culture and language and most of all, interacting with students in order to add to learners potential for success. Come onboard!!"
"¡Hola a todos! My name is Vanessa and I'm from Galicia, in the North of Spain.
I’m qualified as a Spanish teacher with Roehampton University and Instituto Cervantes in London and I've been teaching Spanish in the UK for more than two years now.
I’m passionate about languages and communication, so teaching my mother tongue is delightful. And being surrounded by students from all over the world and taking part in their progress is really gratifying too.
My interest in Spanish and South-American cultural life and current affairs are supported by a background in Journalism and Art, which means culture and news are often included in my lessons.
For me, learning and having fun are synonymous. You don’t believe me? Let’s meet at Vamos and you’ll see!"
"¡Hola chicos! I am Paula, and I come from the wonderful city of Madrid!
I hold a BA (Hons) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a postgraduate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language certified by Roehampton University and Instituto Cervantes. I completed my MA in September 2016 at Kings College London and I am also a PhD candidate at the Open University.
Since completing my degree, I have sought to keep increasing my knowledge of linguistics and communication. I fully appreciate the importance of learning a language and the value it brings to both job and leisure opportunities. For this reason I love teaching at Vamos and developing dynamic and communicative activities where everyone feels welcome and confident. I am also a firm supporter of introducing debate and different contents in the class, so that students can improve their language skills while discussing interesting and current topics.
I love working at Vamos because staff and students have both created a big family. Why don’t you come and join! See you soon at Vamos!"
"¡Hola! My name is Elena and I come from Seville, the capital of Andalusia, in the south of Spain.
I am a qualified teacher with a Certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from International House and I also have a degree in Dramatic Arts and studies in English Literature and Linguistics.
I love studying languages and learning new aspects of different cultures, and I hope I can help you in getting to know those of Spain. I always try to create a comfortable and creative atmosphere in class, where everyone feels confident and is eager to participate."
"!Hola a todos! I am Cristina from Madrid!
I started teaching when I was 17 and loved it so much I haven’t done much else since! Everything that followed has focused my career on this path.
I have a degree in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and one in Linguistics and Literature. I also have a certificate in Teaching Spanish to Adults from Instituto Cervantes and Roehampton University and QTS in the UK.
I believe learning a language should be fun and useful, which is what I try to convey in my lessons and why I like to bring tasks from the real world into my class."
"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."
"Hola! I am Enric Sancho from Barcelona.
I've always loved to study different languages and learn about other cultures, so 6 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 I also qualified as a DELE A1/A2/B1/B2 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.
Because I love Spanish culture and food, I help Vamos to organise cinema nights and cooking classes so maybe it is a good opportunity to see you all.
I love teaching Spanish and I’m looking forward to seeing you in my class!"
"¡Hola! I am Patricia from Madrid, in the center of Spain!
I have a Degree in Teaching Foreign Languages and a Postgraduate Degree in teaching Spanish for adults.
I have been teaching Spanish in London for five years using the communicative approach, which balances the four skills and gives students the opportunity to interact which each other in the classroom.
My lessons include a variety of materials and include cultural content, but the most important thing for me is they are fun too!
I forward to seeing you in my classroom soon and hope you enjoy your course at ¡Vamos!"
"¡Hola! I´m Carolina from Madrid, the “heart of Spain” although I was born in Barcelona!
I have a Degree in English Studies, specialising in Language and Literature and I also have a PGCE (CAP Certificate).
After finishing my University studies in Spain I qualified with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in the UK and since then I have been teaching Spanish for more than 12 years.
I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of the language with people from all over the world and I hope you will enjoy my lessons at Vamos!!"
"¡Hola! my name is Ruth and I am from a small city called ‘Soria’ in Castilla y Leon, which is in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula.
I have a Spanish degree and I am a qualified teacher with a Certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from International House and the DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and I have just completed my MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
Teaching is my passion. I love giving my lessons as well as preparing them and searching for new activities and materials. My teaching method is communicative and I use a wide range of styles and activities to engage with my students and help turn the classroom into a fun and friendly environment.
I joined Vamos in August 2013 and love working at the school because we offer so much more. The school has also given me the opportunity to develop other skills like creating and developing the characters and interactive activities in our Cava Baja comics, an amazing project the school launched last year.
I hope you enjoy learning at Vamos!"
"¡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!"
"Hola! I'm Amaya from the famous city of Salamanca!
I studied at University of Salamanca where in addition to my Spanish teaching degree I obtained a Masters degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.
I have many years experience in the education sector, including seven as a class teacher (three at Salamanca University) and one as an A-level teacher in London.
Since joining Vamos in March 2012 I have helped develop the school's academic department as well as extra activities here at Holborn and in Spain. In addition to teaching, special projects remains part of my role.
I do hope you enjoy your experience at Vamos. With such a warm and friendly atmosphere it’s really fun to learn!
|Course Materials:||Included in the course fees|
|Age Range:||18 upwards|
|Class size:||Min 6 Max 15|
We’re a little different from other language schools. Our roots lie in the Spanish further education sector and here at Holborn our students have as much fun learning as we have teaching. That’s why our courses are so effective and why our students say our lessons are rewarding and so much fun.
This course is part one of the Intermediate B1 syllabus. It’s a 20 hour course over 10 weeks. You will follow an established model of teaching through spoken and written activities, extra reading, tests, reviews, ideas, and games in pairs or groups.
We use powerful learning tools such as presentations, images, videos and audio tapes that stimulate our lessons and encourage students to engage with each other in developing the four essential skills – reading, speaking, listening and writing.
Vamos is fantastic! The classes are interactive and varied in content so each week it’s really easy to build on your exisiting knowledge…
This was the most incredible weekend with memories which will last a lifetime! All in all a 5/5 rating is a real understatement and a testament to the way in which teaching Spanish should be done!”
Vamos do everything they can to support adult learners, appreciating the fact that our busy lives may mean we miss occasional classes so they provide ‘catch up’ opportunities…