About Us

At Altea Spanish Courses we specialise in getting you to use Spanish from day one.  It's our aim to let you communicate as soon as possible and we focus on teaching you the vocabulary and speaking skills needed to do that.  We don't teach unnecessary grammar to beginners, we first teach you how to speak and communicate effectively and then the grammar gradually eases its way in as we progress. We will never give you pages of conjugations to learn (unless you want to!), but we will teach you about the wonderful history and culture of our area and in no time you will have the confidence to chat to your Spanish neighbours and to ask where the eggs are in the supermarket.

At Altea Spanish Courses we're a multicultural, enthusiastic and very professional team of people who all work together on this project of communication and integration. 

 

Come and join us!

Nelly Figueroa
Founder and Principal

Hello, my name is Nelly and I'd like to tell you a bit more about myself.

I'm from Argentina and I've been living in Altea since 2002.

My entire working life has been in education. 

I started as a high school teacher, teaching Social Sciences, but since 1990 I've been teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL).  In Buenos Aires I owned a SFL school for 14 years and  I've received qualifications in this field from the Universities of Buenos Aires and Salamanca.  I also regularly take refresher courses from the Instituto Cervantes here in Spain.  As you can see, I love being an educator, especially in a lovely town like Altea, and I couldn't imagine a happier life for myself.  I especially love teaching Spanish, because language opens so many doors for us and it makes me happy to see my students being able to integrate themselves into the life here in Spain.

Teaching older people gives me great satisfaction, especially when I see how they build confidence as their Spanish conversation improves.  We are never too old to learn a new language and we encourage learners of all ages to join our community.

Altea is a wonderful town in which to raise a family as the sun, the beaches, the climate and the food here are second to none.  I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, and we enjoy going on excursions together.  We like walking in the counryside or along the beach, cooking together and chatting to the neighbours. 

Soledad Ongene Educational Assistent

Sole is from Equatorial Guinea and did you know that this country's official language is Spanish!  Sole organises our educational material and our library and she acts as a teacher's assistant during some classes.  Her soft nature and calm manner always helps to take all the nervousness out of new students, especially children.

Romina Palos
Teacher

Romi is from Argentina and she's a rockstar when it comes to teaching grammar.  She'll have you conjugating your verbs in the past tense in the blink of an eye.  Romi laughs all the time so her classes are funny and enjoyable and you will learn difficult Spanish without even realising it, because you'll have had too much fun to notice.  Romi also assists with the research and development of our study materials.

Dany del Federico
Graphic designer

Dany spent his working life in Argentina as a graphic designer in the film industry and he's responsible for all the graphic design work on our website and in our publications and study materials.  Dany is a keen photographer and artist and almost all the photos on this site were taken by him.

© 2016 Proudly created by Reinette, a student of Nelly - reinettevisser@me.com

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