Meet our passionate, professional, and experienced educators:

Full Time Teachers

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Juan Figar – CEO

Juan is the CEO of Spanish World Group, Spanish Language Services company, with campuses in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong and over 2000 weekly students. In the 3 years of Juan as CEO, Spanish World Group has managed to increase revenue by over 200%.

Juan first came to Singapore to undertake INSEAD MBA Program, where he graduated in July 2014. INSEAD was a unique experience, as well as Juan´s steppingstone to stay in Asia in an industry with social impact.  Read More…

Carolina Rojo – Chief Learning Officer

Carolina holds a Master’s in Applied Linguistics for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. She has been teaching in Asia for 10 years, in language schools, international schools, universities and corporates. She has ample experience creating academic programs, training teachers, and organizing the official DELE examinations.  Read More…

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Mikel Manso – Managing Director

Mikel holds a Bachelor in Business Management and a Master’s in Business Internationalization both from Universidad del País Vasco, Spain. He has worked in 6 different countries in Europe and South East Asia. He worked at the Spanish Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia as a Trade Advisor and as the Managing Director of Instituto Cervantes.  Read More…

Estefanía Puyo – Academic Director & Teacher

Estefanía comes from Barcelona,where she studied her Degree in Spanish Language and Literature as well as her Master Degree in teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Spanish and Latin American Literature and Spanish Language. She is also an official examiner of DELE exams for every level. She has been a teacher for eleven years and, as a Spanish teacher, for more than five. She is a passionate professional who loves her job and to work in a multicultural context.  Read More…

Javier C. Labat – Digital Director & Teacher

Javier is our Digital Expert. He comes from Zaragoza (Spain) where he studied his Degree in Spanish Language and Literature as well as his Master Degree in Hispanic Studies and his Postgraduate in Teaching Spanish To Immigrants. He has taught Spanish in 5 different countries (Hungary, Lithuania, Spain, Estonia and Singapore) either at private and public schools or Universities.   Read More…

Beatriz Ramírez – Kids & Teens Coordinator & Teacher

Beatriz, our Kids and Teens Coordinator, holds a Bachelors Degree in Law by Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Masters in Teaching (Secondary Years) by the University of La Rioja (Spain). She has worked as Spanish teacher in Hong Kong and has experience in tutoring teenagers who are studying at International Schools that follow the IB curriculum, IGCSE and A levels. Read More…

Àlex Muntané – IB & IGCSE specialist & Teacher

Àlex holds a Degree in Audio visual Communication, a Graduate Certificate in Online Advertisement and a Master’s in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, from different universities in Barcelona, Spain. He has been over 10 years teaching teenagers and kids and about 2 years teaching Spanish as a foreign language. His master’s thesis is focused on how games influence the process of learning. Read More…

Cecilia Corredera – teacher

Cecilia holds a Bachelor of Primary Education from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain and a Master’s Degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language from Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain.  During her studies in the university she did two student-exchanges, the first one in Coimbra, Portugal, and the second one in Stockholm, Sweden… Read More…

Part Time Teachers

Angélica del Valle – Teacher

  • Over 13 years of Spanish taught
  • Designer of special needs Spanish courses
  • Experience teaching all ages

Angélica is one of our Spanish Teachers. She is from Mexico City and lived in France for 18 years. She arrived at Singapore in 2015. In Paris, she studied her Degree in Spanish Language and Latinamerican Literature and History as well as her Master in Contemporary Latinamerican Literature and Cinema. In her native country she studied a Diploma in Spanish Teacher Training for Foreigners. She has been a Spanish teacher for thirteen years at multiple levels with multicultural students and in different settings. She is a teacher who loves teaching, listening to the linguistic needs of her students and engaging them in the Spanish language and culture.

Blanca Pérez – Teacher

  • Trained ELE teacher
  • 10+ years as a language professional
  • Good command of 7 languages

Blanca joined our team of part-time teachers after completing our training course for teaching Spanish as a foreign language (ELE). She is a state-certified translator and interpreter and holds a master in Translation Studies and a degree in Journalism. She has worked professionally with the Spanish language over 10 years from multiple angles: translation of magazines and other texts, interpretation for events, in a dictionary. This gives her a solid foundation to drive her students of all ages to discover the secrets of her mother tongue, thus giving them the key to a whole new culture.

Francesc Badrines – Teacher

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Literary critic
  • Modern Greek translator

Dr Badrines (Barcelona, Spain, 1975) obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Barcelona with a dissertation about the Aristotelian and Platonic influences on the British author C. S. Lewis. His main field of interest is the relationship between Philosophy and Literature. He became a Modern Greek translator while working in Greece as a Spanish language teacher. Currently he lives in Singapore, where he teaches Spanish to adults.

Gabriela Sandi – Teacher

  • Doctor and Spanish teacher 
  • Trained ELE teacher
  • Experience teaching adults and kids in different levels 

Gabriela is one of our part time teachers. She comes from Argentina where she studied her Medical and Master Degree. She also has done our Training course for teaching Spanish as a foreign language. She has been a teacher for some years, as a Spanish teacher and also at the university. She is passionate for learning and teaching adults, teenagers and kids.

Helga Herrera – Teacher

  • Global teacher, ability to teach students from different backgrounds & nationalities
  • Ability to teach all ages 
  • Speaks Spanish, English & German

Helga is a knowledgeable and passionate Spanish teacher, but above all she is a good communicator and listener. She holds a Bachelor in Engineering from her home country Bolivia, a Master in International Management from the US, a Diploma in Photography from the UK, a Specialization in “Languages Learning & Teaching” from Spain and various ESL teacher trainings in Singapore. She will finish the Master in “Teaching Spanish as a Second Language” in May 2020. She has taught photography and Spanish for over 5 years.

Mari Carmen Gómez – Teacher

  • Trained ELE teacher 
  • DELE examiner level A1 – A2
  • Experience teaching all ages

Carmen was born in León, North Spain. She holds Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in the University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Carmen worked as CEO in a winery for more than twelve years. After arriving in Singapore, she performed an ELE Teacher Training Course in teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language and its methodology. She is also DELE Examiner for the levels A1 – A2 and DELE Escolar A1.

Marisa David – Teacher

  • Teacher and Doctor
  • Trained ELE teacher
  • 6 years’ experience teaching Spanish 

Marisa is a part time teacher at our school. She comes from Argentina where she studied her Medical and Master Degree. She also has done our Training course for teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. She has been a Spanish teacher for the last 6 years teaching intermediate and advance level Spanish to high school students. Before that she taught at the School of Medicine for 10 years.

Mauricio Martínez – Teacher

  • Part-time teacher
  • Over 1700 teaching hours
  • Taught all kind of students: adults, teens (IB, IGCSE), kids

Mauricio is one of our Part-time teachers, he comes from Ecuador where he studied Geographical Science and Spanish as a Foreign Language; he also has a Masters in Local Development Management. Since 2015 he teaches Spanish regularly first in Quito – Ecuador, to students from many nationalities and ages, and then in London to children, teens and adults, and now with us in our school. He is very keen to teach Spanish but also to explain about the culture and life in South America.

Norma Moncayo – Teacher

  • Spanish Teacher and Psychologist 
  • Over 1000 hours of Spanish taught
  • Experience teaching all ages and   levels

Norma is a passionate Spanish language teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also has experience with group therapies and human resource training. Norma enjoys interacting with people of all ages and has proven so while teaching at Spanish World Singapore, from adults to kids, different groups from which she has received incredibly positive reviews. She enjoys sharing her native tongue with the students as well as her own culture.

As such she is the coordinator for the Reading Club for Mexicans in Singapore for the last 7 years. Consequently, she trained as a Spanish language teacher and started giving private classes on her own for some years before coming on board to Spanish World Singapore.

Silvia Martínez – Teacher

  • Experience teaching in over 3 languages
  • Specializing in IB and IGCSE
  • Experience teaching all ages

Silvia is a Spanish teacher. She is originally from Barcelona where she studied her Degree in History and Geography. She has worked for 5 years in a publishing company as translator and proofreader. After moving to France, she worked for 10 years as Spanish Teacher for adults and teens.

Tatiana Romero – Teacher

  • DELE examiner
  • Working in three different countries: Spain, England and Singapore
  • Experience teaching all ages

Tatiana is an experienced and enthusiastic Spanish Teacher at Spanish World Singapore. She is officially entitling to teach Spanish at all levels (from A1 to C1) by Tia Tula Colegio de Español (Instituto Cervantes), and as a DELE examiner (A1, A2, C1 and C2). She has a Bachelor Degree in Social Education (by UNED, Spain), and a Master Degree in Teaching Methodologies of Spanish Language (by San Jorge University, Spain). She has been working in Singapore for almost four years as a Spanish teacher, teaching Spanish to adults and children, in group and private classes. 

Administrators

Jacqueline Pereira – HR / Operations Director

Jacqueline is our Operations Director for Spanish World School (Singapore) who is in-charged of our daily operations and scheduling for classes. She was born in Cavite City, Philippines and grew up in a small town of Southern Leyte Philippines where she studied her bachelor’s degree in Commerce major in Banking and Finance. She has been working in Singapore for 13 years and acquired various experiences from the F&B industry, Hostels & Hotels industry until she started working for Spanish World School which she started as Admin Supervisor and now as Operations Director. She also loves doing small charities to help less fortunate families back in her hometown especially during Christmas time.

Natrah Raidanie – Admin Supervisor

Natrah is an Admin Supervisor for Spanish World Singapore who takes care of the administration work and front desk. She enjoys meeting people and building new friendship. She was born in Singapore but raised in Malaysia. Spanish World Singapore is the first company in Singapore that she’s been with until today. She has experienced working as a Public Relation Officer and a Creative Marketing Executive. She also enjoys travelling and would love to explore more countries in the future.

Nur Rusyadah – Customer Service cum Admin

Rusyadah is a Customer Service cum Administrative. She welcome students and parents in the school and attend to the their needs and enquiries. She is in charge of the privates lessons and arranging their lessons schedule accordingly. Born and raised in Singapore with her background in Operations Management. Having been here for a year, she enjoys meeting new people and helping them to kick start their Spanish language learning with Spanish World.

Siti Leia – Customer Service cum Admin

Siti was born and received education in Singapore, Siti has accumulated her years of experience from different industry, and her passion is in Education. She enjoys meeting new people and communicate with them, learning and gaining knowledge as much as possible. Spanish World offers a relatively new experience. While meeting with students of various age and ethnicity, she learns a fairly new set of skills to add on to her portfolio.