When I was in my 20s, I came to Madrid and didn’t speak a word of Spanish
When I arrived in Spain in my early 20s, I didn’t speak a word of Spanish and sometimes felt like a fish in a fishbowl, looking out at the world without being able to understand or experience it.
That’s why I can put myself in your shoes and understand what you may be feeling if you are new to a language.
When I started learning my first words and sentences of Spanish, I thought it would be wonderful to understand and engage in this strange, new, and exciting world I saw, but it still seemed so far away.
The more I studied the language and culture, the more the veils covering this world were lifted, but it still seemed so mysterious.
After studying Spanish and living in Madrid for 30 years, the veils are still being lifted from this magical world.
And I can assure you that the fun of learning a new language and its culture is all about learning a little bit at a time, knowing that there will always be new things to discover!
Spanish Adventures is a language program for anyone who wants to learn to speak Spanish fluently and get to know this fun and wonderful country.
Our courses and methodologies are designed to be dynamic, enriching, and enjoyable, with cultural education woven into Spanish language instruction.
We have been teaching Spanish since 1994, and we know how to pour enthusiasm and creativity into all of our Spanish courses so that students, whether they are beginning or advanced, feel inspired and engaged in their studies.
Our goal is to reconnect students with the joy of learning and there´s no place like Spain to put into practise your Spanish!
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Angie Gonzalez Browne
Hi I´m Angie! I am the Spanish instructor at Canterbury’s Spanish Adventures Program. I first received my degree from the Universidad de Puerto Rico. After moving to Austin, Texas in 1994 I taught Spanish language proficiency for adults at the Berlitz language school for three years.
Later, while still in Austin, I earned my state certification and licensing in Spanish Language Studies from Texas State University. Soon afterwards, I became the lead Spanish instructor at Austin’s magnet school, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Academy. During my eighteen year tenure at this school I taught all levels of Spanish language and culture.
After I relocated to Madrid in 2019, I earned my TEFL certificate from Canterbury. Since then I have tutored and taught Spanish and English to both adult and younger students. As the instructor for Canterbury’s Spanish Adventures I have developed a unique style whereby I am able to give each student individual attention while simultaneously leading the classes to fluency in the Spanish language.
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Mother tongue: English, Spanish, French. High level: Hindi and Sindhi (spoken). Medium level: Italian.
- September 2002 to date: freelance translating and interpreting
- November 2004: translation of Madrid’s City Council webpage esmadrid.com to present Madrid as a potential city for the Olympic Games of 2012.
- February 2003: subtitling project for a Spanish movie from Spsinsh into English.
- April 2002: practice training in translation of official texts for RSSB Andalucía, a Trust Fund based in Malaga
- May 2002: practice training in translation of miscellaneous texts for IFOR, a Madrid based company dealing in software designing.
- 2003-2004: Master in conference interpreting at UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE PARIS CLUNY, in Madrid
- 1998-2000: UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICA ICAI ICADE, Madrid BA in Translation. Interpreting Specializing in translation of legal and economic texts Licensed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for official translation.
- 1991-1992: Translation course in Academia Sampere, Madrid