I’m Vanesa. I’m a native-language Spanish teacher, and the person behind dl Spanish lessons. I live in Spain on the Costa Blanca, and my passion is languages and their culture. This is the reason why I chose to be trained as a language teacher. Teaching is what I love and enjoy!

MY EDUCATION

I have an M.A. in Anglistics and a master’s degree in English/Spanish translation from the University of Alicante. I complemented my studies with several semesters at the University of Limerick (Ireland) and the University of Constance (Germany). In addition, I got certified by the Spanish Department of Education to teach foreign languages.

DID I MENTION THAT I LOVE LANGUAGES?

I know the challenges that pose learning a new language. Just like you I once was a language student. Because I either lived, studied and/or worked in England, Germany, Switzerland and Ireland, I had the opportunity to get to know the respective languages and cultures. Therefore I know exactly how trying it is to learn a new language. But I also know how satisfying it can be when you finally start to be able to speak and understand the language you put so much effort in. Apart from my education, that’s the reason why I can motivate and help you to reach that point!

WORK EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER

I have been teaching foreign languages for many years. In 2005, after my training as a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language (E.L.E.) at the University of Alicante and the Instituto Cervantes, I started working in Germany and Switzerland as a Spanish teacher. Here I taught Spanish for adults in courses ranging from A1 to C1, in preparation courses for the DELE exam as well as conversation courses for various language schools and continuing education institutions until 2009.
Back in Spain I became a freelancer in 2015. I am both a Spanish and an English teacher, as well as a translator from English/German into Spanish. Since 2016 I offer online lessons.

I would be thrilled if I could accompany you at learning Spanish or improving your Spanish skills.