Almudena Torres - Spanish for Foreigners teacher and coordinator
My name is Almudena and I have a degree in English philology. I have been teaching Spanish for almost 20 years with students from A1 to C2 level and currently I am the coordinator of Spanish for foreigner. I have worked for the Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad de Cádiz and for Don Quijote, Centro Internacional de Español; I am also a DELE examiner, the official Spanish exam certified by the Instituto Cervantes. I am passionate about teaching Spanish because I love my language and I like to transmit this passion to my students. My greatest reward is to see the evolution of my students and their progress in Spanish. My method is based on my experience, creating a pleasant and dynamic atmosphere in the classroom in which students feel comfortable and confident to speak and make mistakes without fear because this is the best way to learn. Teaching a language is far from presenting grammatical rules and repetition exercises in isolated sentences, it is about immersing yourself in the culture and understanding the language you are studying in order to acquire it and use it in real situations. My goal is to make learning Spanish a fun and rewarding experience for all my students.
Pepe Martín - Spanish for Foreigners teacher
I have been teaching for more than 30 years. Currently, I work both as Spanish for Foreigners teacher and fiscal consultant. This allows me teach normal Spanish for Foreigners, DELE exams preparation and specific classes of Spanish for Businesses.
Juan de Antelo - Spanish for Foreigners teacher
Hello! My name is Juan. I am a teacher of Spanish for Foreigners in Centro de Estudios for more than 3 years. However, my tuition experience in this academy is prior: For more than 10 years I teach informatics, maths and physics, knowledged which is complimented with my degree in architecture.
I gladly help those who wish to learn or improve their Spanish. I can not only teach Spanish for Foreigners classes in preparation for the CEFR levels and exams (DELE); I can also teach specific Spanish for Foreigners courses in technical subjects and music (ELE). What is the secret of a good teacher? Never stop learning: broaden your horizons and be able to understand the student.
Teresa Mesa - Centro de Estudios Plaza las Flores CEO
I have been a coordinator and manager for 32 years. In 1991, when I founded Centro de Estudios Plaza las Flores in Estepona, I started to organize the courses, groups and coordination of the teachers of the Centro de Estudios. Since then, I have not stopped expanding the complementary activities and the services we offer to our students.
Ángel - administrative staff
I welcome anyone who needs information about our courses and activities. My English skills allow me to facilitate the language exchange sessions we organise at the school. I enjoy my role as a facilitator on trips and excursions.
Nazaret Godoy - Spanish for foreigners teacher
I have teaching experience of several years. As a graduate in English Philology and Master in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, I have been teaching and tutoring ELE for several years. I am an official examiner for all DELE levels.
Pedro Martín - Spanish for foreigners teacher and administrative
For several years, I have been teaching Spanish as a foreign language at the Academy, and I am also in charge of the social networks and the attention to the students on the web. As a university graduate, I simultaneously teach Spanish classes and manage social networks and the Academy website.
Comments from our students
"I like my Spanish school because it is a friendly learning school.
friendly. The teachers are nice and responsible to teach. Besides being friendly, they push the students to speak Spanish. My teacher makes sure that we speak Spanish in class. She does not tolerate speaking English during class. We have to practice conversation in Spanish. They also offer or recommend other options that they believe will help the student improve.
will help the student improve". - Translated from Spanish
"Very friendly and educated teachers. I feel comfortable here since the first lesson". - Translated from German
“I entered the school not knowing my level. After putting me in two different classes to choose which one I feel better we figured out which group best suited me. The clases are friendly and welcoming. I feel challenged yet free to make mistakes. An overall positive environment to learn.”
"The school is very central and although it is an old building it has a lot of character. There are students of different nationalities in the class so you can learn different cultures and customs outside of Spain. Our teacher is from Cadiz and is very proud of her city, she is a fun teacher. The classes are sometimes difficult but I want to be able to speak Spanish, so I think it's a challenge and I enjoy it." - Translated from Spanish
"I studied Spanish for 4 weeks at Spanish Language Courses in Plaza de las Flores from the middle of January to the middle of February. Our teacher Almudena has helped me a lot with understanding and listening. I have more confidence to speak and enjoyed being in a small group with many nationalities. "
"My experience has been impressive. I love the variety of teaching methods and the constant support of the teachers, especially Almudena. I have already improved a lot in my Spanish"