ABOUT US

We are the school where you will
finally learn to speak Spanish fluently

Perhaps you studied Spanish in high school and never really learned to speak it. Or maybe you have been using a program or mobile app to learn Spanish, but still don’t feel confident speaking fluently.

Something is missing, and you know it.

That’s where we come in! Our unique approach focuses on real-life conversations and immersive experiences. With our method, you’ll gain the confidence to speak Spanish fluently and effortlessly in any situation.

Our dedicated team and innovative techniques ensure that you not only learn the language but also embrace the culture and context in which it’s spoken, making your learning experience truly enriching and comprehensive

We have created a method based on conversation and the learning process, not just the grammar.

No more memorized phrases or conjugation lists.

How? We use short, real-time conversations to teach the new language.

Just as when you learned your mother tongue, you used parts of real conversations with real speakers. We use this same method to teach you the new language – once and for all. Learn Spanish with us in Valencia (Spain) or online. 

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WHO IS OUR DIRECTOR?

Conversa Spanish Institute was founded in 2021 by Inés Ruiz and a team of experts in teaching Spanish as a foreign language who had been training teachers at ELEInternacional since 2015.

When she was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, she created one of the first online learning environments for the Spanish department.

Inés is focused on changing and transforming traditional teaching environments with a focus on mindful learning.

She has appeared in media outlets such as Business Insider, CNBC, and Money Inc.

Her students, mostly university students, have highlighted her simple, logical, and motivational teaching style and described her as a very inspiring teacher.

Want to know more? You can watch the interview she gave on RTVE

We are more than just a language school

 

At Conversa Spanish Institute, we focus on your mindset towards the language and help you overcome negative beliefs you may have about learning it. With our approach, you will develop good principles to set you on the path to learning to speak Spanish – not just memorizing vocabulary and rules. Either at our physical School in Valencia or online, you will learn Spanish with us in no time. 

By focusing on your motivation, confidence, and resilience, we establish a solid foundation to help you learn the language faster and more easily.

We are your advantage in learning a new language

Our Amazing Team

SINÉs ruiz

Founder and CEO

Inés Ruiz, creator and director of ELEInternacional since 2015. Graduated in Translation and Interpretation, holds a postgraduate degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language (ELE) and another in teaching ELE to children. She also has a master’s degree in Education and e-learning and a master’s degree in Neuroeducation.

Álvaro Sesmilo PhD.

Academic Coordinator

Graduate in Hispanic Philology and member of the research group on Linguistic Identity at the University of Alcalá. A restless and adventurous teacher with more than 15 years of experience teaching Spanish in the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, the USA, and Spain. He is the director of the International Master’s in teaching Spanish in multiple contexts at the Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes and ELEInternacional.

Elena Esteve

Administration Director

Elena studied Translation and Interpretation at the Jaume I University. She holds an ELE certificate and a Master’s in Teacher Training for Secondary Education, Vocational Training, and Language Teaching. She has extensive experience as a language teacher.

SOlaya Fernández

Online Academic Coordinator

Olaya has a degree in Classical Philology and a Master’s in Secondary Education specializing in Latin, Greek, and Spanish. She is a specialist in teaching Spanish as a second language to children since 2012. She started collaborating with ELEInternacional in 2017, creating content for the blog and has continued since then, now being an online consultant.

Eva Romero

Administrative Assistant

Eva has a degree in Early Childhood Education and training in neuroeducation and management of special educational needs. Her empathetic approach and deep understanding of learning dynamics make her ideal for leading human resources initiatives in a diverse educational environment. She has developed key competencies in creating inclusive work environments and actively supports the professional development of educational staff.

Florencia Coronel

Administrative Officer

Florencia brings over a decade of experience in educational administration to her role. Trained in Bilingual Executive Secretariat, she has refined her skills in data management and customer service systems, applying this knowledge to improve operational efficiency in educational settings. Her ability to handle the complex logistics of an educational center has been fundamental in maintaining the excellence of the center’s services.

Marta Ezquerro

Academic Advisor

Graduated in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona, specializing in doctoral courses from the Complutense University of Madrid on Golden Age Literature, and holds a Master’s in Spanish for Foreigners from the Menéndez Pelayo International University (Santander).

SAndrea Storey

Linguistic and Teaching Support

Andrea has a degree in Hispanic Philology from Southern Illinois University. As a university student, she was a research assistant and helped restructure the undergraduate curriculum program. Currently, she is an independent translator and Spanish teacher.

Gabriella Rodríguez

Teacher

She holds a Master’s in Updating and Training of Spanish Teachers as a Foreign Language and a Diploma of Specialization in Methodology and Didactics of Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Valencia. Gabriella has international experience teaching Spanish and has developed innovative teaching materials.

Irene Moreno

Teacher

Graduated in Translation and Interlinguistic Mediation from the University of Valencia, with a master’s in Secondary Education Teaching, specializing in foreign language: English. Irene combines her knowledge of multiple languages in her teaching methodology, contributing to a rich and multilingual learning experience at the center.

Glorymar del Valle

Teacher

Graduated in Philosophy with a specialization in teaching Spanish as a foreign language by ELEInternacional and certified by the European University Miguel de Cervantes. With experience in content creation and teaching Spanish, Glorymar applies interactive and dynamic methodologies in her classes.

Abril Fasanella

Teacher

Advanced in Educational Sciences with a specialization in Educational Technology and a course in teaching Spanish as a foreign language at ELE Baires certified by UCA. Abril specializes in the incorporation of educational technologies in language teaching.