A note from Elizabeth:
I find languages to be fascinating. Each language is shaped and formed by its culture. The culture infiltrates its grammatical structure, pronunciation, and idiomatic expressions. I love discovering how each language represents its culture, how it evolved over time, or how it is currently changing in its sub-cultures. I have a love for my language and want to impart it to others who desire to learn it.
Elizabeth was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, her father’s birth country. She spent the first six years of her life living in different South American countries, until finally moving back to Argentina, her mother’s birth country, and living Buenos Aires at the age of 6. Elizabeth moved to Oregon when she was 18 to attend a small Great Books college, in which she received a BA in Liberal Arts, where she also continued to learn languages by studying Classical Greek and German.
Elizabeth started tutoring Spanish in 2006; she slowly learned how to best teach this language, and adjusted her lessons as she learned more about languages, education, and different teaching styles. After eight years of actively tutoring Spanish to people in varying age groups and levels, she decided to do more with her love of teaching and began Spanish With Elizabeth. She received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Northwest Christian University and taught in a Spanish immersion elementary public school in Eugene for three years.
Elizabeth is now teaching group classes, which incorporate conversational exercises as well as her love for helping students understand why Spanish grammar works the way it does. She is also available for private, one-on-one tutoring online and in person.
Don’t live in Eugene? No worries! We can easily set up an online class for you–just contact us!