Nelly Mercedes Figueroa
- Altea Spanish Courses
- Spanish Teacher
- Field of work:
- Former Career:
- Spanish Teacher. Universities: Buenos Aires-Argentina, Salamanca-España
Hello, my name is Nelly and I'd like to tell you a bit more about myself.
I'm from Argentina and I've been living in Altea since 2002.
My entire working life has been in education.
I started as a high school teacher, teaching Social Sciences, but since 1990 I've been teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language (SFL). In Buenos Aires I owned a SFL school for 14 years and I've received qualifications in this field from the Universities of Buenos Aires and Salamanca. I also regularly take refresher courses from the Instituto Cervantes here in Spain. As you can see, I love being an educator, especially in a lovely town like Altea, and I couldn't imagine a happier life for myself. I especially love teaching Spanish, because language opens so many doors for us and it makes me happy to see my students being able to integrate themselves into the life here in Spain.
Teaching older people gives me great satisfaction, especially when I see how they build confidence as their Spanish conversation improves. We are never too old to learn a new language and we encourage learners of all ages to join our community.
Altea is a wonderful town in which to raise a family as the sun, the beaches, the climate and the food here are second to none. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren, and we enjoy going on excursions together. We like walking in the counryside or along the beach, cooking together and chatting to the neighbours.