IH Vancouver Spanish classes – Meet the teachers!

Tuesday April 2, 2019 | Written by ihadmin

¡ Hola !

Here at International House Vancouver – Modern Languages we have a team of four great Spanish language teachers. These teachers bring experience and enthusiasm into their classrooms when sharing their language and culture, and sometimes there is some yummy local food too! 😀

Meet Juan, Olga, Bolivia and Carolina!

We asked them a few questions about teaching and what they love about their job, so let’s see what they say.

What classes are you currently teaching?

Juan: Spanish level 3.

Olga: Spanish level 2 and Lower Intermediate.

Bolivia: Spanish level 6.

Carolina: Spanish Intermediate.

How long have you been teaching at International House Vancouver?

Juan: Over 2 years.

Olga: Since January 2018.

Bolivia: 5 years.

Carolina: Over 3 years.

Juan, Spanish Language Teacher at IH Vancouver

What do you like about teaching at International House?

Juan: Freedom to teach in any style and passionate students.

Olga: The warm and relaxed environment, and the amazing, truly self-motivated students.

Bolivia: The environment at IH is motivating, dynamic, and fun.

Carolina: It is a dynamic, fun place with nice people.

Olga, Spanish Language Teacher at IH Vancouver

What do you like most about teaching?

Juan: I enjoy the exchange of ideas we have in class and the evolution of students over time is very fulfilling.

Olga: The relationships with students, and the gratifying experience of seeing them thriving in learning Spanish.

Bolivia: The enjoyment of sharing what I know with my students.

Carolina: I love helping students to get motivated to learn and discover the Spanish language and the cultures that embrace it.

Carolina, Spanish Language Teacher at IH Vancouver

Do you have any tips for students learning a new language?

Juan: Persist. Victory is perseverance.

Olga: Practice, practice, practice!

Bolivia: Start using your new language right away and have fun!

Carolina: Practice as much as you can. Look for the things you like the most, perform them in Spanish and you will see quicker results.

Do you have any funny stories you would like to share?

Juan: Too many. Every class is an experiment with people, ideas and language.

Olga: We always laugh a lot in class, it is hard to think in only one funny story… It is always funny when I explain a term and after a long explanations students come up with a very similar term in English.

Carolina: For instance when students discover the vocabulary variations of Spanish in different countries or when sharing stories, there have been always funny things that have brought us lots of laughs. 

Bolivia, Spanish Language Teacher at IH Vancouver

Do you have any advice you would like to give your future students?

Juan: Keep learning. Don’t set yourself back. One day you could be as fluent as a native language speaker.

Olga: Just give it a try, learning is always an amazing journey.

Bolivia: The more you love a language, the faster you will learn it.

Carolina: Give it a try, Spanish is a beautiful language that can open you the door to new personal, travelling experiences or professional opportunities. 

Join one of our Spanish classes! If you are not sure which course would be a good fit, our teachers will help you determine your level! Call 6047399836 or email us at to book your free language assessment.

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