About Me

Laura Olachea, a Spanish teacher so gifted, so energetic, so in love with what she does that she runs non-stop classes (in person and online) from 8 in the morning to 8 at night.

My name is Laura Andrea Olachea Magriñá. I have been a Spanish teacher since 1986. I was born in Mexico City and I have lived in Caracas, Venezuela; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Oaxaca de Juárez, México. I now live in Santiago de Querétaro, México.

I speak Italian, English and a bit of French. Having been a student of other languages myself, I understand the difficulties of learning a foreign language and also the fun and pleasure of being able to communicate in one.

I have worked at Centro Lingüístico de Guadalajara for three years, at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca (ICO) for three years, at Solexico for two years and a half and at other Spanish language schools in Oaxaca, teaching Spanish and developing curricula.

My students have included groups of students from the University of Wisclaura-tnonsin at Madison, the University of Vermont, the University of Montana, the University of Minnesota and the University of Rochester at New York among others.

I earned a diploma in “Educational Innovation” at the Anahuac University of Oaxaca in 2001 and another in “Teaching Skills” at the Technological Institute of Monterrey (Tec of Monterrey) in 2006.

In 2005, I attended the VIII National Congress of Linguistics of the Mexican Association of Applied Linguistics (AMLA), at the University of the Americas in Puebla, México.

In 2013, I attended the XII National Congress of Linguistics of the Mexican Association of Applied Linguistics (AMLA), at the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), in Querétaro, México.

Since 2007, I have been independent and I work as a tutor / teacher of Spanish and recently I moved to Querétaro, México.

I teach all levels from absolute beginners to advanced communicators. I also teach Latin American Literature.

If you can’t come to Querétaro, or you´d rather not leave home, but you´d like to learn or improve your Spanish, not to worry. Thanks to the magic of technology, I also teach Spanish classes on Skype. All you need is a good internet connection and a Skype account and we can start as soon as I can fit you into my schedule.

Meanwhile, saludos from México. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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