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we are the school what were you looking for,
in which you will finally speak a second language

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

Something is wrong and you know it. 

That's where we come in!

We have created a method based on the conversation and the learning process, Not just the content itself.

No more memorized phrases or conjugation lists.

How? We use conversactions short and in real time to teach the new language. 

Just like 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. 

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WHO IS IT WE ARE?

Conversa Spanish Institute was founded in 2018 by Ines Ruiz and a team of experts in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

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

Inés is focused on changing and transforming traditional teaching environments to make them more current with a focus on conscious learning.

He has been featured in outlets such as Business Insider, CNBC and
Money Inc.

Her student have highlighted her teaching style simple, logical and motivational; and have been described as a very inspiring teacher.

You want to know more? You can see one of her interviews on RTVE

We are more than one Language School

In Conversa Spanish Institute, we focus on your attitude towards the language and we help you overcome any negative beliefs you may have about learning. With our original approach, you will develop some good principles to put you on the path to learning to speak Spanish — not only memorize vocabulary and rules

Focusing on you motivation, confidence and resilience, we lay a solid foundation to help you learn the language faster and easier. 

We are your advantage to learn a new language.

Our amazing Team

yesINÉs ruiz

Founder and CEO

Ines Ruiz founded ELEInternacional in 2015. She has a BA in Translation and a Postgraduate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. She also has a Masters degree in Education and E-learning and a Masters in Neuroeducation..

Alvaro Sesmilo

Managing Director

Degree in Hispanic Philology and member of the research group on Linguistic Identity at the University of Alcala. Restless and adventurous teacher with more than 15 years of experience teaching Spanish in the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, USA and Spain. He is the director of the International Master's Degree in teaching Spanish in multiple contexts at the Miguel de Cervantes European University and ELEInternacional.

Elena Esteve

Administration Director

Elena studied Translation and interpretation at the Jaume I University. He has the ELE certificate and the Master's Degree in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education and Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching. Has a Extensive experience as a language teacher.

Pilar Hernandez

Coordinadora académica

Licenciada en Filología Hispánica en 1999 y con el curso de aptitud pedagógica cursado en 2006 y un postgrado en corrección en español de la Universidad de Valencia (2011).
Además de ello es formadora de formadores, tutora de prácticas de la Universidad de Valencia (ADEIT) desde el 2009, coordinadora y examinadora de los exámenes DELE y CCSE y es parte del equipo académico de ELEInternacional.

yespatrick april

Head teacher and teacher

Patricia is an ELE teacher and studied the Master's Degree in Spanish and English as Foreign Languages from the University of Alicante. Since 2015, he has taught in different countries such as India, Thailand and Oman. Currently, she teaches in Spain to students of different nationalities, who like to transmit her energy and passion for Spanish and its culture.

yesOlaya Fernandez

Online academic coordinator

Olaya has a degree in Classical Philology and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education with a specialization in Latin, Greek and Spanish. It is specialist in teaching Spanish as a second language for children since 2012. He started collaborating with ELEInternational in 2017, creating content for the blog and has continued ever since, now being an online consultant.

Martha Ezquerro

academic advisor

Licenciada en Filología Hispánica por la Universidad de Barcelona, con especialización en los cursos de doctorado de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid sobre Literatura del Siglo de Oro, y con Máster de Español para Extranjeros por la Universidad Menéndez Pelayo (Santander).

yescristina bolivar

Activities Coordinator

Christina is from Venezuela and has lived in Spain for a decade. He is an enthusiastic, motivated and very energetic person. She loves social media and connecting with others through fun experiences.

yesAndrea Storey

Language and teaching support

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

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