Amy has worked at ISL for three years and truly enjoys seeing how her students evolve and improve their language skills every day!
I am from Medellín, Colombia, and I have been working with adults learners and children of all ages in my home country, France and the United States, both in person and online since 2016.
My passion for language and intercultural connections inspired me to pursue a BA in Foreign Language Education at the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia from where I graduated.. Through my teaching experiences and studies, I have focus on student-centered instruction, communicative approach, critical pedagogy, and the use of authentic material. These are concepts that have a main role in my teaching practice due to the positive results and effectiveness that I have evidenced in my students’ learning process as users of a language, regardless their age or language proficiency.
As a foreign language teacher, I think it is essential to be responsive to student's needs, interests, personal language goals, and cultural background to create lesson plans that promote motivation and a meaningful learning. I want my students to play an active role in their learning process, so I'm open to your ideas and suggestions to work together as a team! What matters most to me as a teacher is facilitating an enjoyable class environment where students can have fun while learning and gaining confidence in the foreign language.
In my free time, I love learning languages (I am currently learning Arabic and Russian!) I also like going to the museums, watching movies and going out with friends!.
Ana earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She enjoys learning and making connections between Romance languages, hiking, and visiting gardens.
Where were you born?
I was born in Peru
What did you study?
I studied Communications Science at the University of Lima
How long have you been teaching?
I teach Spanish since 2014 at public and private schools.and individual classes.
What do you enjoy teaching?
I love to play, sing, and do funny voices while I'm teaching.
I love acting, in my spare time I see movies and organize and print my photos.
Barbara was born in Egypt, from Lebanese and Greek parents. During her childhood, she studied in a French school and earned a Bachelors in Business Administration. Knowing that she wanted to teach in the future, she started attending many trainings in Education and Pedagogy.
She has been teaching French since 2008 for different schools, and she is really enjoying the creative process of teaching and seeing her students excited about their progress.
I was born in Cali, Colombia. I am a graduate student from the University of Maryland where I received a Masters in ESOL. I like good restaurants and I also like to travel. I enjoy teaching languages to all levels and also currently volunteer for a non-profit organization in the area teaching Spanish to adults.
I really enjoy teaching and to me, sharing my knowledge with others is a rewarding experience because I love to see improvement in others. Likewise, I love connecting with people as it allows me to learn something new every day. As an aspiring Physician, I cherish the ability to be multilingual. To me, giving someone the gift of language is hands-down the most satisfying teaching experience.
I have a Master’s in International Education and Bilingualism, a Bachelor in French Studies, and different teaching certifications. I am passionate about education and enjoy teaching language and culture to children and professionals of all levels. I am married to a Spanish and lived in France, Spain, UK, Netherlands and now enjoying life in the USA. In my spare time, I love to expand my culinary skills and to share food and joy with friends.
Helene was born in Le Mans, France. She studied International relations and negotiations for English and Spanish speaking countries (Bachelor and Master) and Finance (Master). She taught business in France for 3 years, as well as Risk Management and Business Ethics in Monaco and in the United States for 9 years.
She found a new passion teaching French here in the US, and has since enjoyed sharing her knowledge with her students. “My greatest reward is seeing them progressing, asking questions and gradually embedding French in their comfort zone”. In her free time, Helene enjoys traveling the world, windsurfing, skiing, sailing, reading, listening to jazz and classical music, playing the piano and doing acrylic painting pouring.
My name is Laura Tucker and I have been teaching English for about 20 years. I have experience teaching both overseas and in the United States. I have taught all ages and group classes to one-on-one personal lessons. I enjoy teaching English because I know that when a student feels confident speaking English they feel confident in so many other aspects of their life.
I really enjoy being a part of
helping them find that confidence.
I was born in New York although most recently lived in California for 15 years.
In my spare time I enjoy doing yoga, taking bike rides and watching basketball with my children.
Liliane has been involved in
promoting the language and culture of France, her native french
language, in the Washington Area for nearly 25 years. Before
working with ISL, she served as a volunteer teacher for a nonProfit
and taught french to young professionals in the corporate and non
profit world. Besides working at ISL, Liliane enjoys gardening,
hiking, yoga and traveling.
Lisa was born in Bremen, Germany. She is a passionate conference interpreter, translator and language instructor. Lisa earned a Master’s degree in Conference Interpreting, from FTSK Germersheim, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and a Master’s degree in Contemporary History and Spanish Philology.
Lisa lived and worked abroad in Spain for several years. Since she moved to Washington, DC, in 2018, she has been working as a German language & culture instructor. In her German classes, she combines all her enthusiasm for languages, linguistic experience, and cultural background knowledge to provide tailor-made German classes to the specific needs of her students.
In her free time, she loves art, music, nature and spending time with friends and family.
Maria Esther was born in Cusco, Perú. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and a Master’s Degree in Communication and Culture. She has been teaching Spanish since 2017 and she really enjoys sharing with her students her native language and the Latin American culture.
In her free time, she also hosts a radio show in Spanish related to the Hispanic community.
May was born in Korea. She first studied in Korea, but moved to London where she extended her studies. From London, her love for traveling brought her to Sydney, where she worked for the Australian university helping Korean students.
She moved back to Seoul, Korea, to be with her family and while there, she owned and operated a language school. After some time, she finally moved to the United States where she currently resides. Her curiosity and love for new cultures and for meeting diverse people have made her travel every chance she gets. She has faith in the power of education and she tries to support children in need wherever she travels to. In her free time, she enjoys photography, trying new foods, art, and bowling.
In Colombia, she taught English as a second language. Now she teaches Spanish and really enjoys sharing her language and culture with others. In her free time, she loves reading, watching movies, learning new languages and meeting people from different cultures.
When she is not teaching, she enjoys reading, hiking, swimming, and cooking!
Pamela enjoys watching her students grow and progress as they learn Chinese. In her free time, she enjoys visiting museums and art.
Paola was born in Rome, Italy. She studied Dramatic Arts in Italy and Education in Spain. She has been teaching Italian since 1997 and enjoys teaching her students both her native language and culture.
She is energetic, charismatic and is also fluent in Spanish, French and English.
My name is Rosangela Corte, but most people call me Rose. I am from Brazil and have lived in Maryland for the past 11 years. I have more than 25 years of experience teaching Portuguese to children and adults, initially in my hometown of Porto Alegre, located in the south of Brazil, and since 2008, here in the US.
When I am not teaching or taking care of my family I love to do arts and crafts and make quilts, as well as travel abroad.
Saada was born in Lebanon, where she grew up speaking Arabic, French and English. After graduating from college with a degree in Journalism, Saada became a successful broadcast journalist covering all aspects of her home country.
Since moving to America, she has continued to practice journalism and has published a book about her experience in Arabic, a language she enjoys teaching and sharing.
Susanna, a German native, grew up in the South-West of Germany at the board of Switzerland and France. After finishing her education residing in several German cities in the South she moved to New York and finally to Maryland working in the biomedical field before becoming a German language professional and teacher.
She enjoys supporting professionals, adult and children of all ages in individual and group classes to master the German language and to immerse themselves in the German culture. She tailors her classes to the individual interests and needs of her students and makes the class a fun experience to acquire a language.
Tom was born in Syracuse, New York. He earned a Masters in Deaf Education and American Sign Language at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has been teaching ASL since 2009 and really enjoys helping his students excel and being able to communicate in ASL.
Tom is also fluent in French. During his free time, Tom enjoys signing and being part of the community theater.
My name is Victoria, and I am a qualified Italian and Spanish teacher. I have been teaching for over seven years, helping students learn in a fun and meaningful way.
As for my education, I have a degree in ESL teaching (Ward College in Buenos Aires) and a specialisation in ELE (Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes). I recently obtained the CELTA certificate. I graduated from the Liceo Linguistico of Carlo Amoretti High School in beautiful Liguria, northern Italy.
My classes are very interactive and involve a lot of conversation! I use a communicative approach because I believe it to be an excellent way for language learning. I adjust each lesson according to each person's interest, level, needs and objectives by working on reading and listening comprehension, grammar and conversation.
I hope to help you learn and improve your Italian and Spanish soon! :)
Victoria is also a community interpreter and a Community Health Worker. During the years living here, she has also dedicated herself to teaching the Spanish language. She has experience with all the ages and levels of knowledge. She loves and enjoys working with the students as they learn a foreign language, making it fun and entertaining so they enjoy the process. Her hobbies are reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.
I was born in Korea, where I majored in German language and literature. I have more than 10 years of teaching experience with both children and adults. I love teaching because I love to meet people who have a passion for learning.
It is a great pleasure to be able to talk to them, share my knowledge, and help them improve. In my free time, I enjoy reading and travel.