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.
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? ``
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``.
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!``
The Spanish language has always been her favourite subject, from an early age. She has given private classes to Spanish kids on weekends while studying at ESCUNI, not only of language studies, also of all subjects. But it was the fact of giving classes to foreign children with school failure due to lack of knowledge of the language that reaffirmed her vocation: to be communicator.
She has many hobbies: she likes travelling and getting to know other cultures, reading (poetry, philosophy, history...), going to the cinema and theatre, swimming, dancing, wine tasting, national and international gastronomy, flamenco and a large etcetera.
``I believe that teaching Spanish to foreigners is a continuous exchange of cultural experiences, very enriching for everyone``.
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.``
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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.”
“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.”
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 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!”
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``.