Who Are We?

CAMILO

Spanish Teacher | Founder
Camilo's Facebook Page & Reviews

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Hey! I’m Juan Camilo García Martínez but most people just call me Camilo. I was born in Puerto Nare, but when I was about three years old I moved to San Carlos and lived there until it was invaded by the FARC in the late-1990's. During this time, my family and I relocated to Medellin to seek safety, but when San Carlos became an example of peace and reconciliation in the mid-2000's, we returned to live there. San Carlos is home close to my heart. When you see it, you'll realize why.

Back in university, I studied Spanish Philology (not to be confused with Philosophy), it's about all things related to Spanish—Linguistics, Literature, History, and Philosophy of the Language and its relation to Latin and Ancient Greek languages. I then fell in love with languages and began to learn German and English. My favorite travel was when I went to Argentina, where I interacted with foreigners and realized the importance of being able to understand cultures. Since then I have been teaching Spanish to travelers and adventurers of all types who want to experience true Colombian culture. I have worked at two different Spanish schools in Poblado, Medellín prior to Spanish Adventure. Everyone learns Spanish differently, and I continually aim to improve and personalize my teaching methodologies—especially to make them more fun and enjoyable.

DANIEL

Spanish Teacher | Founder
Daniels Facebook Page & Reviews

Hey guys! I'm Daniel, and for the past several years I have been working with foreigners to teach them Spanish and help them immerse themselves in Colombian culture. I love my job because it makes me feel like I’m traveling in my own home. I'm able to learn about the cultures of my students, understand a different way of thinking, all while sharing my Colombian culture with them. Before Spanish Adventure, I worked as Coordinator of Special Programs at Colombia Immersion in Envigado, Medellin.

I have traveled throughout Colombia, learning more about my culture, understanding more of my country, and seeing the amazing places it has to offer. San Carlos—one of my favorites in Colombia—is a special place where you will feel the true Colombian culture and experience its peacefulness and perfect weather. Nowadays I enjoy different activities like exercising, studying, hiking, meeting people, just having fun, and challenging myself through various adventures and new sensations.

I'm a firm believer that when you start to learn a language, it's not enough to just study the grammar. You need to feel the culture, experience how the people live and think, speak and apply your newly-learned skills. In this way—and only in this way—you will build your Spanish; that in itself will be an adventure.

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At any given time, we have 1–2 volunteers assisting us with various aspects of the school. If you're interested in volunteering with us, send us a message with your interests and related skills. We often have a lot of interest in our volunteer positions, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee positions to all—though we would still love to hear from you. Send us a message, and we'll let you know!