What do You Need to Know About Us?
There are a few main things you need to know about Us.
First of all, ConvoSpanish is a project with the belief that a language is better learned through practice rather than just memorization.
Also, ConvoSpanish was founded by me, Inés C. U. in June of 2017.
Finally, the main goal of this site is to provide resources to practice Spanish online from anywhere.
Who is Behind ConvoSpanish?
INÉS CUESTA UREÑA – Founder and Spanish teacher
I am a native Spanish speaker from Barcelona, which is second largest city of Spain.
My goal is to help you practice Spanish online, above all your conversational skills.
In addition, I have lived in different countries and traveled around the world. This experience made me find out how fascinating teaching my native language and sharing my culture is. It gives me the opportunity to travel without going far. I travel through the stories I hear from my students.
Finally, I like helping people. I feel that through teaching Spanish I can help improve a skill that nowadays is essential; languages.
I went to the University of Barcelona in Spain, and earned my Bachelor’s in Biology. During my Bachelor I did an internship (Erasmus programme) in Bergen, Norway. During this time I gained more experience.
I also hold a Master’s Degree in Biochemistry through the University of Montana from Missoula, USA.
I have worked in my field, but also in a lot of other sectors. Because of my diverse work experience, I easily adapt to different types of jobs.
However, during the last four years, I have focused on helping students of Spanish as a second language. I help them practice and improve their Spanish conversation skills.
Spanish is my mother language and Catalan is my second language, since I grew up in Catalonia. Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain, which the co-official language is Catalan.
Therefore, English is my third language, which I studied in school for around six years. However, after all those years, I was only able to speak very basic English. It wasn’t until after high school that I really learned how to speak in English. I learned by practicing the language online by myself and through non-conventional “classes”, and by immersing myself in it. Then, after living abroad for a while, I have become much more fluent.
SUSANA CUESTA UREÑA – Consultant/Assistant
I am also a Spanish native speaker from Barcelona, Spain.
My goal is to help ConvoSpanish in its journey to help students practice Spanish online.
Additionally, I understand the importance of knowing Spanish. In today’s world, the knowledge of languages is a skill that brings you many opportunities.
I went to University of Barcelona in Spain, and earned my Bachelor’s in Biology.
I also hold a Master’s Degree in Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Biotechnology. In addition, I have a Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology through the University of Córdoba, Spain.
During my Ph.D. I spent three months at the Montana State University in Bozeman, USA. Here, I worked as a Research Molecular Biologist.
I have worked as a Biologist and technician in different laboratories for many years.
However, recently I found out how much I enjoy teaching what I have learned during all these years. Now, I am a freelance teacher who teaches students Biology and Genetics,
In addition, I am in charge of the following responsibilities and duties at ConvoSpanish:
- Editing and proofreading service.
- Digital marketing.
Spanish is my mother language and Catalan is my second language, since I also grew up in Catalonia.
Therefore, English is my third language, which I studied in school for around six years as well. Additionally, I spent four months in Australia studying English and working.
Also, I enjoy attending language exchanges to practice English and help others with their Spanish skills.
How Can We help You?
The resources that ConvoSpanish offer are the following:
- Online Spanish conversation classes with a native speaker from Spain to help you practice your speaking and listening skills.
- A Spanish blog with articles about different topics, from Spanish vocabulary to Spanish culture. Additionally, you will find plenty of audios to help you practice your listening skills.
- Online Spanish editing and proofreading service to help you practice and improve your writing skills.