The teachers which make you enjoy your Spanish course Malaga!

The creative team of La Playa School is formed by post-graduate qualified teachers and linguists working and collaborating with prestigious and recognized publishers specialized in Spanish as a foreign language, and involved in other professional enviroments in Spain and abroad.

Standard Spanish pronunciation is used during the lessons. However, the teachers´ accent is representative of several Spanish regions. That way, learners can gain an insight into the different linguistic varieties of peninsular Spanish.

Within this team, there are teachers who have edited, evaluated, analysed and tested all resources which you will be taking advantage of from the moment you start your Spanish course Malaga at La Playa School.

Evaluation of our students

Skills 96%
Clear Explanations 87%
Friendly and Patient 85%
Motivating 96%
Creates a good language learning environment 89%

*These data were extracted from the surveys that our students do at the end of their Spanish course Malaga. 

Spanish School La Playa Team

Ángel Castillo
Ángel CastilloTeacher
It is very gratifying for me to see how the students progress and enjoy their idiomatic immersion here. I graduated in the Sciences of Education from the University of Malaga.
I specialised in countries such as the UK, Germany, Spain and Latin America as a teacher of the E.L.E and L2. I have given classes in several official centres of education with students of all ages, levels and nationalities.

My experience as a teacher has encouraged me to give a communicative and interactive approach to my classes so that the students learn and enjoy our beautiful language and the Spanish and hispanic culture. All this is given harmoniously in the Spanish course Malaga at Escuela La Playa! I like to give classes especially when the weather is good, in our outside classrooms that are in the garden, next to the pool and in front of the sea.

Pedro Puertas
Pedro PuertasTeacher
Una de las sensaciones más maravillosas es ver cómo tus estudiantes son capaces de comprender y emplear recursos que, de antemano, les resultaban inalcanzables. Y tras experimentarla por primera vez, comprendí que la enseñanza era mi vocación.
Como me considero un eterno estudiante, tengo una formación multidisciplinar en materias tan diversas como ciencias, historia, arte y psicología. Después de una amplia experiencia trabajando en empresas tanto del sector público como del privado, decidí dedicarme a mi pasión: la enseñanza y la difusión de la lengua, la cultura y la historia española. Para ello, he obtenido diversos diplomas en enseñanza ELE.

Considero que una clase de español es algo más que enseñar una serie de normas gramaticales, vocabulario y resolución de ejercicios. Las clases hay que contarlas y jugarlas, como hacíamos de niños. Hay que intentar volver a ese mundo de la infancia en el que el aprendizaje era un descubrimiento sorprendente, un viaje alucinante, e involucrar al estudiante en un relato lúdico y fascinante que se incorpore gradualmente a su día a día.

Y en La Playa Escuela de Español, he encontrado por fin el lugar perfecto para desarrollar el trabajo más bonito del mundo: ser profesor.

Almudena Corral
Almudena CorralTeacher
I started to dedicate myself to education nearly without noticing that I need it just like breathing. Being with my students motivates and energizes me for the rest of the day!
I graduated in Journalism and Comparative Literature and received a Certificate of Pedagogic Aptitude and a certificate of Teacher Training for Spanish as a Foreign Language. It’s already been ten years that I’ve been dedicating myself to education and I can’t think of a nicer way to live and work. As being a teacher is my vocation, I’ve worked in Spain as well as in foreign countries like Italy, Mozambique and the Netherlands in schools, academies, institutes and universities. Even more, I’ve been creating didactic material (a bit of imagination can be another important opportunity for teaching) and I’ve collaborated in the creation and adaption of online learning platforms.

Learning a language is like being a child again, sharing a curiosity like sharing lullabies which unites the people no matter the age or cultures. It’s the wish to find a new soul to communicate and it’s possible to achieve all this and look at the beach at the same time!

Román Navarro
Román NavarroDirector
My experience and training have helped me to make Escuela La Playa a school of the very best quality for learning Spanish. I am constantly motivated by the same goal: make every class the best I have taught yet.
I earned my degree in Hispanic Philology, and a diploma of advanced studies in Classical Tradition and Hispanic-American Literary Modernity from the University of Malaga. In addition I have a master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (UNED) and a postgraduate degree in Literature and the Publishing Market (CSIC).

During my time working abroad I was a language assistant at Ca’Foscari University in Venice, the Spanish area coordinator of the romance language department of Novi Sad University in Serbia, professor and examiner at the Cervantes Institute in Belgrade, and visiting professor at the University of Zagreb, in addition to other institutes of higher education.

In Spain I have taught language and literature in the public secundary education system in Ibiza, and Spanish as a second language in various language centres throughout Malaga and Madrid.  I have taught courses and educational training workshops for teachers of Spanish as a foreign language at universities, official language schools and Cervantes institutes around the world.

I occasionally participate in the creation and editing of materials used in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, I am a Spanish language examiner for the International Baccalaureate Organization and I collaborate with the University of Malaga on the Official Master’s in Management of Spanish Literary Heritage and Linguistics.

I am currently the academic director of La Playa Escuela de Español.