Julia Rodriguez

¡Hola! My name is Julia and I am from Barcelona. I love learning new languages and have lived in 3 different countries. I believe that the best way of learning a language is being curious and practising as much as possible: speaking, reading, writing... In fact, reading and writing are my favourite hobbies, which is perfect because, when I'm not studying, I'm responsible for writing the articles for the Vamos blog and publishing content on our Facebook. I hope you enjoy reading my posts... and please don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Enric Sancho

Hola! I am Enric Sancho from Barcelona. I've always loved to study different languages and learn about other cultures, so 3 years ago I decided to make teaching Spanish my profession and I love it. I qualified as a teacher at International House London where I learnt about the communicative approach and a few months ago I also qualified as a DELE A1/A2 examiner at Instituto Cervantes in London. I always aim to make my lessons interesting and enjoyable with cultural tips, so my students travelling to South America and Spain can communicate with native Spanish speakers.

Andrea Cortina

¡Hola! I’m Andrea from Bilbao, in the north of Spain! I have a 4-year degree in Spanish Studies from the University of Deusto, which covered linguistics, literature, grammar and the history of the Spanish language and I later qualified as a teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language. I am an official DELE examiner (awarded by Institute Cervantes, London) for levels A1 to C2 and since joining Vamos in September 2012, I am also one of the school's academic managers.

Ruth Andres

¡Hola! my name is Ruth and I am from a small city called 'Soria' in Castilla y Leon, which is in the middle of the Iberian Peninsula. I have a Spanish degree and I am a qualified teacher with a Certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from International House and the DTLLS (Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) and I have just completed my MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. Teaching is my passion. I love giving my lessons as well as preparing them and searching for new activities and materials. My teaching method is communicative and I use a wide range of styles and activities to engage with my students and help turn the classroom into a fun and friendly environment. I think I will love working at Vamos because the school offers so much more.

Elena Castillo

¡Buenas, gente! I am Elena and I am from Córdoba in the south of Spain! It’s said you are not what you do, but I certainly am because I love to teach! I have a B.A. in English Studies from University of Córdoba and an M.A. in Spanish from University of Memphis, TN. I also have a Certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from International House, Spain. I have been teaching Spanish since 2008 and I couldn't be happier. It is very rewarding to teach my native language, but especially to make my students discover the Hispanic worldview.

Erika Mastrorosa

Hola, I’m Erika, from Rome, Italy! I’ve been in London for about a year and a half and last September I finished my Master's in Philosophy at UCL. I recently took over from Rosie (another fellow philosopher!) as the newest addition to the Vamos team and some of you may have already exchanged a few emails with me! In between admin support and social media, I’m looking after the News of the week (Noticias de la semana) section on our blog. It’s a way for students to test their Spanish while reading trending news. I like to stay up to date with what happens around me and I hope you’ll find this section makes enjoyable reading. Writing these short pieces also gives me an opportunity to use my Spanish (I passed my B2 DELE a couple of years ago), but rest assured I'll have the supervision of our amazing teachers Andi and Andrea! If you ever have any questions about your course, please email me at erika.mastrorosa@letslearnspanish.co.uk

Conchi Rodriguez

Rosie Reynolds-Grey

Hello, I’m Rosie from Bridport, Dorset, in the South West of England. I have a BA in Philosophy from University College London and I will soon be doing a part time MA in Health Humanities, whilst continuing my work at Vamos. I joined the school in March 2015 in a role that focused around course administration and supporting our students. More recently that has extended to also looking after the school's social media, which includes this Newsletter, our Blog site and Facebook and very soon our Twitter account. I love living in London and working at Vamos and with our amazing teachers and students. If you ever have any questions about your course, please email me at rosie.reynolds-grey@vamoslanguageteaching.co.uk

Patrcia Garcia

¡Hola! I am Patricia from Alicante - Spain’s south-east, sunny Costa Blanca! I have a degree in Teaching from University of Alicante, a Certificate in teaching Spanish to adults from Instituto Cervantes in London and the Qualified Teacher Status in the UK. I am also studying my MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. I have taught Spanish for the last year in Thailand and it has been the most rewarding experience in my life and I have realised that sharing my culture and language with others is what I love the most.

Alberto Zayas

¡Hola! I’m Alberto from Burgos, in the north of Spain. I studied at Complutense University of Madrid where I obtained a Degree in English Language and Literature and a Masters Degree in Teaching Spanish as a foreign language. I follow the communicative approach in my lessons, creating a relaxing and friendly environment in class where everyone feels comfortable and eager to participate and interact with each other. Teaching my native language is an amazing experience that gives me the chance to meet people from all over the world and share the Spanish language and culture with them. Looking forward to seeing you in class at ¡Vamos!

Cristina Padovano

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Andi Amistadi

іHola! I'm Andi from Buenos Aires, Argentina! Teaching is what I love and I worked for several language schools in Argentina before joining Vamos in August 2012. Since then my role has grown and I am now one of the school's academic managers.

Sara Lopera

¡Hola! I’m Sara from Córdoba, a beautiful small city in Andalusia, south of Spain. I am a qualified Spanish teacher with a CLTA in Spanish (Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults) which has given me the opportunity to work doing something that I love: teaching my mother tongue to people from all over the world!

Diana Pollan

Elena Rodriguez

¡Hola! My name is Elena and I come from Seville, the capital of Andalusia, in the south of Spain. I am a qualified teacher with a Certificate in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from International House and I also have a degree in Dramatic Arts and studies in English Literature and Linguistics. I love studying languages and learning new aspects of different cultures, and I hope I can help you in getting to know those of Spain. I always try to create a comfortable and creative atmosphere in class, where everyone feels confident and is eager to participate. I am so glad to become a member of the ¡Vamos! team and I hope you will enjoy my lessons as much as I will.

Carolina Garcia

¡Hola! I´m Carolina from Madrid, the “heart of Spain” although I was born in Barcelona! I have a Degree in English Studies, specialising in Language and Literature and I also have a PGCE (CAP Certificate). After finishing my University studies in Spain I qualified with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in the UK and since then I have been teaching Spanish for more than 12 years. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge of the language with people from all over the world and I hope you will enjoy my lessons at Vamos!!

Carmen Almenara

Hola chicos! My name is Carmen and I am from Córdoba, an Iberian and Roman city in Andalusia! I studied at Córdoba university where in addition to a Teaching degree, I studied Psychology and Pedagogy. Teaching is my life, it is what I do and what I love. I have held a variety of positions in the education sector including four years as a teacher in Spain and two years in the English school system. I have been lucky to work with every single age and I enjoy all of them because their specialties.


Paula Granados

¡Hola chicos! I am Paula, and I come from the wonderful city of Madrid! I hold a BA (Hons) from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a postgraduate in teaching Spanish as a foreign language certified by Roehampton University and Instituto Cervantes. I completed my MA in September 2016 at Kings College London and I am also a PhD candidate at the Open University. Since completing my degree, I have sought to keep increasing my knowledge of linguistics and communication. I fully appreciate the importance of learning a language and the value it brings to both job and leisure opportunities. For this reason I love teaching at Vamos and developing dynamic and communicative activities where everyone feels welcome and confident. I am also a firm supporter of introducing debate and different contents in the class, so that students can improve their language skills while discussing interesting and current topics. I love working at Vamos because staff and students have both created a big family. Why don’t you come and join! See you soon at Vamos!

Vanessa Insua

Paloma Morcillo

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Mariluz Sanchez

Hola! My name is Mariluz. I am originally from Toledo, although I studied and lived most of my life in Madrid. I have a degree in Modern Languages and a PGCE in Teaching from Universidad Complutense (Madrid). I have also trained and certified at Instituto Cervantes, London I have been working as a teacher and translator for over 15 years and I can speak English, Italian and French fluently. I think that learning to communicate in a new language is one of the most challenging yet rewarding skills to achieve, so I can fully understand how a learner feels: I have been in your shoes myself! I love to present engaging lessons with a good balance of Spanish culture and language and most of all, interacting with students in order to add to learners potential for success. Come onboard!!

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Inés Fernández

¡Hola! I’m Inés from Madrid, Spain's capital and largest city! I hold a BA (Hons) in Communication, Media and Journalism from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and a Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a foreign language from Cálamo&Cran (Madrid) and Instituto Cervantes (London). For eight years I worked in live studio and outside broadcast productions. I started teaching languages as a hobby and the experience turned out to be so rewarding and motivating that I made the decision to change my career.

Amaya Alonso

¡Hola! I’m Amaya from the famous city of Salamanca! I studied at Salamanca university where in addition to my Spanish teaching degree I attained a Masters International Spanish Language Teacher Diploma. I have many years experience in the education sector, including seven as a class teacher (three of which at Salamanca University) and one as an A-level teacher in London and since joining Vamos in January 2012 I established the school's Academic Department.


Victoria Aguirre

Kelechi Amadi