We’re a crew of qualified language teachers that believe Spanish should be learnt differently 

Carla Jones

¡Hola! I’m the Founder Director and a qualified Spanish Teacher.

+ I got into this gig because...

...languages are cool! I grew up partly in Spain, got back to the UK and decided to pursue my passion: first Uni, then international Communications gaining coverage in Latin America before diving into secondary teaching. I qualified as a Spanish teacher at the Institute of Education and taught young people before hatching a plan to teach adults and launch a radically unique Spanish school.

+ I speak...

English > > > > > >

Spanish > > > > >

Portuguese > > >

French >

+ My biggest interest in language-learning is...

...getting people learning through games and social engagement and using this to cement good language learning habits.

+ Outside of Stripey Spanish you’ll find me...

...on my bike journeying to some far flung place or on my veggie plot.

+ Check out my tune from the Spanish - speaking world...

...'Rumbera' by Systema Solar.

I chose it because it’s fun, upbeat and represents a cool sound from the Carribean region of Colombia that makes you want to move.

Cristina Munoz

¡Hola! I’m an Assistant Spanish Teacher.

+ I got into this gig because...

...I love sharing the Spanish language and culture! Some years ago, I used to arrange social events for international visitors in Spain; more recently, I have organised Spanish speaking sessions for British students. I am a strong advocate of learning while having fun, and this is why I decided to join Stripey Spanish. Its approach to learning through social activities is what makes it so special. I am sure this will be a fantastic experience!

+ I speak...

Spanish > > > > > >

English > > > > >

French > > > >

German > >

Italian >

+ My biggest interest in language-learning is...

...getting to communicate with people from different countries. I have always enjoyed being in multicultural atmospheres and getting involved in activities which can advance the understanding of diverse societies because I think it broadens your horizons. I know how rewarding it is to be able to make yourself understood in a language other than your mother tongue, so I want to help other people achieve this.

+ Outside of Stripey Spanish you’ll find me...

...reading, meeting friends or exploring new places in London.

+ Check out my tune from the Spanish - speaking world...

...'Todo irá bien' by Chenoa. I like this song because of its optimism, it always sets me in a good mood!

 

Marta Esquilas Martín

¡Hola! I’m a qualified Language Teacher.

+ I got into this gig because...

...I consider that this way of learning a language is not only really fun and useful, but also an incredibly rewarding experience and a confidence booster. Moreover, It allows me to learn more about myself and meet new people.

+ I speak...

Spanish > > > > > >

English > > > > >

French >

+ My biggest interest in language-learning is...

...becoming more open-minded and discovering new cultures. Plus, I think that learning a language makes the travel experience so much better. Summarising, they enrich our lives.

+ Outside of Stripey Spanish you’ll find me...

...always in movement, either teaching Spanish in a secondary school, painting with children or simply enjoying this amazing city.

+ Check out my tune from the Spanish - speaking world...

...'Caminando por la Vida' by Melendi.

I chose it because it's a positive song that makes me smile. The main message is very simple, but I can easily identify with it.

“Voy caminando por la vida, sin pausa pero sin prisa. Procurando no hacer ruido, vestido con una sonrisa”.

Literally:

"I am walking through life, without pause but without haste. Trying not to make noise, dressed with a smile"

Titilayo Onabadejo

¡Hola! I’m the Events Assistant.

+ I got into this gig because...

...I consider this a great opportunity to contribute to something amazing. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning about the Spanish culture. I've always enjoyed setting up and taking down events it gives me a sense of satisfaction.

+ I speak...

English > > > > > >

Yoruba > >

French >

Spanish >

+ Outside of Stripey Spanish you’ll find me...

...reading an Economics textbook or conversing with other people interested in Economics.

+ Check out my tune from the Spanish - speaking world...

...'Hola Mami' by Aka Zaya & Tony V Feat. Crazy Flow. I love it because like the English version it's catchy and fun to dance to.

 

Victoria Martínez

¡Hola!  I’m a qualified Language Teacher.

+ I got into this gig because...

...I love languages! I studied to be an English teacher in a Spanish university, but 6 years ago I fell in love with London, so here I am! Fulfilling my dream and enjoying the great opportunities this stunning city offers to meet people and go on growing both personally and professionally.

+ I speak...

Spanish > > > > > >

English > > > >

French >

+ My biggest interest in language-learning is...

...giving people the tool of speaking a language, which will make them live great experiences without any boundaries in the same way that speaking English enabled me to do so.

+ Outside of Stripey Spanish you’ll find me...

...on a plane crossing out the name of the cities from my "Must visit" list.

+ Check out my tune from the Spanish - speaking world...

...'Buena Energía' by Maldita Nerea .

I chose it becuase every time I listen to it, it fills me with a huge amount of good energy, as the title says (Buena energía).

Zaskia Delgado

¡Hola! I’m a Spanish Teaching and Content Assistant.

+ I got into this gig because...

...I am passionate about languages and culture! Having been raised in a traditional Latin American household I was fortunate enough to grow up loving and highly valuing two different cultures which has allowed me see the world with a different perspective. I wish to pass on my knowledge of the Spanish language and culture to as many people and there is no better way to do so than with the unique teaching approach Stripey Spanish offers.

+ I speak...

Spanish > > > > > >

English > > > > > >

+ My biggest interest in language-learning is...

...the opportunity to give someone a tool to discover new cultures which will allow them to establish deep connections and cross-cultural friendships. Not only does language allow a person to become knowledgeable and open minded but it allows them to understand other people as human beings.

+ Outside of Stripey Spanish you’ll find me...

...reading books! I will often be busy entering new worlds, exploring lands, navigating through the past and future and stepping into an infinite number of lives.

+ Check out my tune from the Spanish - speaking world...

...'Latinoamérica' by Calle 13.

I chose it because when I hear it, it makes me feel proud of my roots! The song talks about the diversity in Latin America, its rich and powerful history, its beautiful nature and, of course, the strong people who live in it.