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photo Claudia Hernandez

Claudia was born and raised in Guatemala. She came to Chicago five years ago and has a 6 year old daughter who is completely bilingual.  Although she has a degree in Industrial Design with a major in Fashion, Claudia has been working as a teacher for more than ten years. She has worked with children as young as six months and as old as twelve. While most of her experience has been teaching Art to kids in the age range of two to twelve, she has also been an instructor for Enrichment Techniques, Baby Sign Language, Music, Drama, Science and Spanish as a Foreign Language. Claudia believes that all these subjects enrich the lives of children and help them grow up to fulfill their potential.

     
photo Estela Mira Barreda

Estela is from Spain. She has been teaching young children since 2009. She has experience teaching infants, toddlers and preschoolers. In Spain, Estela worked at the Children's Street Theater Group. She is also a Spanish Sign Language Interpreter. She loves traveling and has been to many different countries such as: Cuba, Canada, Morocco, Tunez, Denmark, Ireland, Finland and many more. Her favorite food is Pizza and Ice Cream. Estela also likes knitting and painting.

     
photo Hector Alvarez

Hector hails from Madrid, Spain, and has been passionate about Languages and teaching since 2004. When he was 16, he received a two-year scholarship to study in Hong Kong, China and he began his journey towards becoming a polyglot. Apart from English and Spanish, Hector is fluent in French and Portuguese, and has studied Dutch and Chinese.  He holds a BA in Theater from Macalester College and a MA in English Modern Literature from University College London (UK).

     
photo Melissa Torres

Melissa is from Venezuela. Everybody calls her Meli or Mel. Melissa has eight years of experience teaching English in her country and teaching Spanish here in Chicago. She has taught children and adults in schools, private lessons and at various institutes. Melissa likes watching movies, photography, reading mystery books and practicing yoga. Her favorite food is Italian. 

     
photo AnaCé Quintazzi

AnaCe is from Lima, Peru. She has tons of experience working with children of different ages. She holds a BA and Post Degree in Education. Her passion is teaching and because of that she has traveled a lot and has had the opportunity to interact with children from different cultures. At Lango, she works as Lead Teacher and Trainer. In her role she has the rewarding opportunity to support teachers and learn from them as well. She likes to cook Peruvian food and enjoys the snow, but not the cold.

     
  Maritza Diaz

Ms.Maritza has been working for Lango Chicago for two years and her experience with Lango has been amazing, she days!  Ms.Maritza worked as an after school Spanish Instructor but luckily she became an In-Service Spanish Lango Teacher. She has experience working with children of all ages from Pk-8th grade. She enjoys learning from her students!!! 

     
photo Erika Gonzalez

Mrs.Erika Quiroz Gonzalez was born and raised in Mexico City. She is a certified Spanish teacher graduated with honors from Chicago State University.  Thanks to that, she consider herself able to share with all of her students a part of her culture and traditions. Mrs.Erika loves being a Lango Spanish Teacher, "it is very rewarding to see the students learning and progressing from day one" she says. She is very good in using different teaching strategies to help students to reach the goal of learning and making the classes enjoyable and memorable.

 

     
  Megan Marshall

     
  Bianca Gonzalez
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Mrs.Bianca has been living in Chicago since October, 2014. She studied Psychology and holds a Master in Terapia Sistemica. In Venezuela has worked with children and teens teaching Healthy lifestyles and Social skills. She enjoys teaching because it is a wonderful opportunity to learn as well, she says. Mrs.Bianca is a coffee and nature lover, and some of her hobbies are riding a bike, yoga, reading books, writing, hiking, traveling and coloring mandalas.
     
photo Zoraya Martinez

Proud Mexican, Mrs. Zoraya Martínez have been working as a private Spanish tutor during 8 years, when Chicago became her home. "I love to teach Spanish, because is a beautiful, wonderful language, full of energy and cultural richness". She worked in government children's programs in México, particularly in reading and writing programs for children. "LANGO is a teaching approach, easy and fun, where I can teach and enjoy the class with children, singing, jumping, dancing its a great workout too". She likes to be called Zory. She truly believes that giving the opportunity to kids to learn another language is the best heritage that you can leave to them and to the world. 

     
  Fan Zhang

     
  Erwin Lopez

     
  Natalia Cuevas

     
photo Feng Xie

Feng grew up in the southern China. She first came to the states as exchange student and studied at Central Connecticut States University in 2012. After that, Feng went back to China and finished her BA in English language. She then pursued her Master's degree in K-12 education in Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa Idaho. During the study of her Master's program, she taught Chinese Mandarin as a student teacher in local elementary schools.  Her nickname is Maple and her students love the classes!!!

     
  Lucero Tokinson