Native Language College' Staff

The Native Language College staff with dedication and enthusiasm is professionally committed to all of its students. You will quickly discover that Native Language College’s staff has at their heart the success of the student.

Director

Daniel

Managing Director

Daniel has worked for many years in the world of educational management and knows what the student needs. That's why his mission will be to strive every day to improve the quality and services of the school. Making Native Language College the best choice to open the doors of your future. We look forward to adding you to our growing student community and welcoming you to the family!

Administration

Vanina

HR/Administration Manager

Vanina has a lot of experience in administrative and HR department. Their extensive knowledge and experience in developing good interpersonal relationships with people ensure that students receive excellent and personalize attention during their stay at our school. She will be available for all your doubts, help and advice you need during your Spanish life.

Academic

Fernando

Academic Coordinator and Spanish Teacher

Fernando is from Madrid and one of his greatest passions are languages: he speaks French, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, and English. It was in his linguistic-cultural immersion courses in these countries that he discovered his teaching vocation and decided to become an ELE teacher. In addition to his master's degree in teaching Spanish as a second language, he continues to study at the Cervantes Institute (e.g. to use their AVE Global virtual materials), and at the university, through congresses. By officially certifying the languages he speaks he also obtained a qualification to prepare students for the official Spanish exams SIELE and DELE.

Another of his passions is art and culture in general. In his spare time he likes to swim, paint, play the violin, travel, go out with his friends, cultural activities of all kinds, read, enjoy the city, nature and the sea, and get to know other languages and their cultures.

``Madrid is a very diverse city, there are many people with whom to practice Spanish, and the inhabitants are very welcoming, they interact easily. We have great weather, a rich gastronomy, a broad cultural offer, large urban parks, and the nature and mountains close. The nightlife here is incredible, you can go out every day! What more reasons do you need to come? ``

Isabel

Spanish Teacher

Isabel is a Spanish teacher, passionate about teaching. She likes this profession because she believes that teaching is learning to listen and also, teaching a language is opening up to a thousand ways of interpreting the world.

Her long experience as a teacher has allowed her to know different educational, academic and cultural environments and all of this has made her see that the development of a lifetime in the field of teaching Spanish is, without a doubt, her vocation.

``I discovered this vocation many years ago, when I left for France as a language assistant, after graduating in French philology. That's where my interest in teaching Spanish was aroused, and since then my passion has been teaching Spanish to foreigners, and where better than in Madrid, in the Puerta del Sol? Come and meet us, we are going to surprise you``.

Javier

Spanish Teacher

After graduating in Philosophy at the University of Madrid and obtaining an ELE teaching certificate at the Cervantes Institute, he has spent years teaching Spanish in different European countries: as a private teacher in Siena (Italy) and Cork (Ireland) and at public schools in Vienna (Austria).
Traveling, closely experiencing the cultures of other countries, and learning their languages has always been a source of inspiration for him, both personally and when it comes to understanding the learning and teaching of languages.
“If reading, history and art are my favorite hobbies, it is no less a good conversation about the day to day, about life, about us. Now back in Madrid, I'm waiting for you here, at NLC, to share with you my enthusiasm and everything I've learned in this time. And of course also to learn from you!``

Carmen

Spanish Teacher

Carmen is Spanish teacher, DELE and specific purposes with more than twenty years of experience and training in Spain and abroad, in universities, secondary schools and academies.

She has a degree in Hispanic Philology from the Complutense University of Madrid and she has been trained as a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language in ACE, the College of Graduates of Madrid and the Cervantes Institute. She has been a teacher at the University of Economics in Prague, at the Secondary School of Stodulky and academies such as Caledonian School (Prague).

``I use a communicative and collaborative methodology, with motivating and enjoyable activities for students to enjoy and communicate fluently``.

Marketing

Brazil

Luciano

Marketing Supervisor - Agent from Brasil

Luciano is from Brazil and he has been working in language schools for more than 4 years. He was in Ireland working in English and now in Spain with Spanish. With a degree in Biology, he is a lover of education and he believes that languages are the key of the knowledge.

He has been living in Madrid for over a year, and every day he falls in love with this city and its vibrant energy. He knows the difficulties of changing country and is always open for a chat with the student and to help him in the whole process. ``From the first contact and during his stay here``.

``With our team I am sure that you will have a fantastic experience in the Spanish language and with the charms of Madrid. We are here to accompany you every step of the way and advise you on what is best for your personal growth.``

Germany & The Netherlands

USA & Scandinavia

Carlotta

Marketing

Carlotta is originally from Germany but has been studying International Communication and Media in the Netherlands for the last three years and lived in Cape Town and San Francisco before. While doing an Erasmus semester in Madrid she fell in love with this vibrant city, its warm-hearted and easygoing people, who are always ready to help, and the Spanish joy of living.
She came here without speaking a word of Spanish and was still immediately welcomed by the loving Madrilenians. Therefore she feels so grateful and wants to encourage everyone interested in learning this beautiful language to come to Madrid and experience the Spanish way of life!
“At NLC I will do my best to make your transition into the new culture as smooth as possible and I am here to help you with any questions or doubts. My passion is dancing, so if you are looking for a good class or want to know about events, don’t hesitate to contact me.”

Nicole

Marketing

Nicole’s work is focused on the US-American and Scandinavian market. Originally from Oregon, she has spent seven years living, studying and working in Norway, and has recently moved to Spain to experience a new culture and learn a third language. She studies political sciences related to the labor market and came to Madrid for an Erasmus semester. She enjoys traveling, trying new food, and spending time with her friends.
“I really enjoy helping students to come to Spain and guiding them in their new cultural and linguistic experiences that will accompany them for the rest of their lives.”

Francia

Japan

Am Ricci

Marketing

Am Ricci, is from France and she studies International Negotiation.
She loves languages and travel. She has travelled through different European countries (Italy, England, Spain...) but also, to Toronto, in Canada to study English and visit a few years later the city of Winnipeg.

Two years ago, she completed her studies in Spain as part of her degree in international trade, at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Ciudad Real, where she studied marketing and international trade management.

``My experience here at NLCollege allowed me to learn more about Spanish culture and more particularly about Madrid culture. I am convinced that there is no better place than NLCollege to learn, both for its location and for its teaching. And it is a pleasure for me to be able to contribute to their integration and to the smooth running of this experience``.

Sakura

Marketing

Sakura is from Tokyo, Japan. She loves travelling and getting to know new cultures from around the world. Thanks to this curiosity she lived and studied in Vancouver, New Zealand, and Australia. When she returned to Japan she worked in the marketing and sales department of a language school.
Sakura initially came to Spain to visit friends and immediately fell in love with the culture, people and language. She started studying Spanish in Salamanca, then in Alicante, and is now continuing to perfect her language skills in Madrid.
Sakura enjoys learning Spanish a lot and wants to transmit this experience to others. “It’s great to help and encourage people interested in studying Spanish to come here. Madrid is a big and wonderful city with many places to explore. Join me to enjoy the life in Madrid!”

Communication Department

Rommy

Team leader Communication Department

Rommy is from Uruguay and one of her passions is travelling and telling stories. She studied Social Communication in her country, and has pending the completion of her degree in Psychology. She continues her training in creative writing, digital marketing and conferences that are linked to development and international cooperation.

Before arriving in Spain, she lived more than 3 years in Ireland and has travelled through Latin America, Europe and Africa. ``To live the everyday, to share a chat, a meal and to let myself be carried by the things the day proposes are my favourite situations when I travel. Let me go through the beauty of the simple``.

Among her highlights are leading: host on public television in Uruguay, coordinating projects at Blue Sky School in Tanzania and reporting on historical events in Chile, Argentina, Dubai, Russia, France, Germany and Ireland for mass media in Latin America.

Another of her passions is photography, art, culture in general, and nature.

When asked why Madrid, ``It's hard to describe what this city does to me, I'd say it's something very similar to happiness``.