Hola! My name is Adriana
I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina – country of the tango, Messi and Evita. I have lived in New Zealand since 2002 and I love it.
I have an IT degree and a specialisation in ELE (Teaching Spanish as a Second Language). In Argentina, Spanish is our first language.
I have experience teaching not only Spanish, but also other subjects to adults and children. I am passionate about teaching and my style focuses on every day, useful communication. My students quickly learn to speak some Spanish.
Having learnt English as a second language, I know about the frustration of learning formal grammar, but being left not knowing how to communicate in the supermarket. This definitively will not happen to you at Viva Spanish.
When I am not looking for new material or getting my classes ready, I enjoy reading Argentine newspapers on the Internet or walking my dog Alma.
Hola! My name is Carlos
I am Adriana’s husband, and together we run Viva Spanish!
I have a National Certificate in Adult Education and have been trained on Teaching Spanish as a Second Language.
My professional background includes working at the Spanish Embassy in Wellington and running my own executive training business in Buenos Aires. I also have extensive teaching experience, including teaching at the Argentine University of Business and at the New Zealand International Campus.
I like drinking “mate”, playing tennis and like Adriana, I am a fan of Boca Juniors, the famous football team from Argentina.
Together with my wife, Adriana, we have taught over 2,500 students since launching Viva Spanish in February 2006.
Our Spanish Teaching Style
Four learning skills
Reading, writting, listening and speaking; you need all of them and we guarantee you will develop each of them.
Own written material
We have developed our own written material based on extensive research and our own teaching experience.
You'll never miss a class!
All group classes are recorded and are sent to those students that are not able to attend.
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