Our team is growing! Meet our newest Franchisee Noemí. Noemí Villanueva is our Certified Teacher Olé Spanish for Everyone teacher for the Reading & Henley -on-Thames area. I asked Noemí how she is finding the job, why learning Spanish is important and a lot more questions. Read on to find out what Noemí has to say:
Why did you join Olé Spanish for Everyone?
"I tried to find an after school Spanish club for my son to join and could not find any in my area. I saw Olé Spanish For Everyone and I saw the opportunity of offering, not just my son but children in the area, the chance to learn Spanish from early ages to support their future studies."
What is your favourite thing about working here?
"Teaching Spanish to kids, adults and adults with disabilities is very rewarding and fun. I enjoy every single lesson. The way Olé Spanish for Everyone teaches Spanish is really good and effective as it is very interactive and I can see a great success in the groups."
What do you think sets Olé Spanish for Everyone apart from other tutoring companies?
"The method Olé Spanish for Everyone uses is unique. The material and tailored lessons are showing a great success as learning through drama, songs, stories, games makes children engage and learn faster rather than a book and a whiteboard. Same for adults where conversation is the key whilst following more structured lessons according to their level and goals."
Can you tell me about yourself? Education/hobbies etc
"I am from Valencia and I have been living in Reading since 2013. I live with my husband, our 6 year old son and our dog. I am currently studying a degree in Biomedical Sciences in Oxford and I work part time in a Veterinary clinic as a nurse, which I have been doing for the last 16 years.
In my spare time I like going for a walk with our dog, running, cooking/baking and gardening in our allotment."
What are your favourite classes to teach?
"I like all of them, they all offer you nice experiences and good times. I love the fun lessons with children and adults with disabilities but I also like teaching adults, getting to know about them and showing them our language and culture."
Top 3 tips in learning Spanish?
"1. Memory, repeat sentences to improve pronunciation
2. Constant reading
3. listening to songs and conversation."
What are your favourite things about Spain?
"I love everything about Spain but what probably I miss the most is the culture, the weather and the food."
Why do you think it's important to learn Spanish?
"I think is very important for children to start a second language as young as possible as it will be easier for them to learn and to develop that area of the brain related to foreign languages.
Spanish is the most spoken language in the world together with English and many work companies will value the knowledge, opening more opportunities in the future for both adults and children."
Written by Amber Francesca Carvalho