I am Mari Carmen, the teacher behind Español From Home
You can find some personal information about me down below
I studied Translation and Interpreting at the University of Granada, Spain. I specialised in English, but I also studied German as my second language.
When I finished my degree, I went on to study a master’s degree on Literary Translation and a master’s degree on Spanish as a Second Language at the Complutense University of Madrid.
I am incredibly lucky to do what I love as my job and to ‘travel’ every day from home to meet my students.
Having taught more than 1000 classes, I can honestly say this is my dream job, as not only learn my students Spanish from me, but I also learn a lot from them, which helps me grow as a person and become a better teacher.
Although I am currently living in Valladolid (Spain), I come from Riópar, a picturesque small village located in the autonomous community of Castilla- La Mancha, the land that Miguel de Cervantes chose to set the incredible adventures of Don Quijote and Sancho Panza in his well-known masterpiece El Quijote.
I have also had the opportunity to live abroad in Cologne (Germany) for one year as part of the Erasmus programme at my university. As a teenager I spent most summers studying for a few weeks in England and Ireland to improve my English.
Whenever I am not teaching you will probably find me sitting on my sofa, where I spend many hours crocheting or knitting all kinds of garments and accessories, such as jumpers -what I love knitting the most-, scarves, mittens, hats, socks, amigurumi dolls… you name it!
I have been knitting for nearly four years now and it is a hobby that I always come back to whenever I want to switch off from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Travelling and exploring new cultures is a great way to broaden your horizons and become more open-minded. I have always been interested to see what was beyond the small village I grew up in.
I wanted to find out whether the way I was brought up was the only one or whether there was still so much I needed to learn. I have visited many European countries as well as the USA and Japan. Japan was the country that struck me the most, as it helped understand how diverse the world can be, which I find fascinating.
Would you like to learn Spanish with me?
I would love to meet you. Book your free trial lesson here