Qualified Spanish teacher lucky enough to live in Menorca.
I’m Santiago Peña and I’m here to help you with your Spanish.
But first let me tell you a little bit more about me so you get to know my story.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Topography and after working many years in different big infrastructure projects around Spain I felt I wanted to do something else. I was tired of moving to a different city each time and I wanted to live close to the sea. I like the contact with people, their stories, dreams and struggles. After pondering several ideas, I discovered that my real vocation was teaching.
In 2009 I graduated as a Secondary School Teacher from Baleares University. Later I gained a Spanish teaching certification at Instituto Cervantes, the best and most prestigious international institution to train and become a Spanish Teacher.
I have more than 6 years of teaching experience, thanks to this background I have developed a program customized to every student’s needs. The concept “One size fit all” doesn’t work at all in teaching not only languages, but virtually anything.
There are some students who would rather focus on learning the language by simulation of real-life situations, while others would rather study grammar and understand each idiomatic structure. I never stop studying because I always want to become a better teacher for my students.
I recently finished a cognitive grammar course, a didactive intensive program and one specific training on conversation classes. My favourite was the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through reading and Storytelling) to develop high impact language classes in a natural, fun and more efficient way. I regularly attend webinars and conferences by prestigious teachers to keep up to date with the latest trends in teaching.
All of my students enjoy my approach to teaching Spanish because they make fast progress and never feel like skipping my class… That’s a huge achievement! I love travelling and meeting people from everywhere. I’ve lived in a lot of different places, I’ve recently come back to Spain from the Netherlands and I now live in Menorca. This place is a paradise, if you have the chance to visit it
In Menorca I have the chance to practice all the sports I enjoy like diving, swimming, paragliding and cycling. I also enjoy playing Spanish guitar, reading, cooking and visiting museums.
Now is your turn. What is your story? Contact me for a free class and tell me what are your goals in life.
What my students have to say
I have developed a modern method to teach Spanish which has proven very effective for all of my students. And I don´t say so, my students do: