Maria
About me:
  1. Where were you born?
    I was born in a place called Alcazar de San Juan in Castilla- La Mancha, an area full of giants but not very well known. I arrived in Salamanca in 2012 to study history, it was this moment that the city stole my heart to return to it (like my fellow countryman Miguel Cervantes has already written: “Salamanca, enchants all those who enjoyed the pleasant experience of living in her to long to return”).
  2. What is your favourite part of Spain?
    Spain is a country that I like for its variety. It is so expansive and full that it never stops surprising you, moreover it lets you take part in lots of activities. The beaches that I like the most are the Galician ones because they are vast and preserve their natural state well; Aragon seems a fairy-tale place full of legends and even witches; I travel to the “Islamic Spain” in Malaga etc. To summarise, I love the whole of Spain!
  3. What makes you happy in your day to day life?
    Simply, laughing (and in ISLA I do that a lot).
  4. The three things you enjoy most in life?
     Losing myself in old papers investigating the past and digging up objects that our ancestors used and explaining these new discoveries.
  5. Where do you go to lose yourself, relax and enjoy your free time?
    When I need to relax, I leave the city and I get in touch with nature. I like to hike and I usually do this in the Sierra de Francia, because it is close to Salamanca.
  6. 6) Your best quality?
    I am an optimist.

About my job:
  1. What would it mean to you to become part of the ISLA team?
    Since the first time I went to ISLA for the speedy language exchange, I got really good vibes and I liked the philosophy of the school a lot. So, when Amanda proposed to me to work with them, I couldn’t let the opportunity pass.
  2. What do you like most about your job?
    I love teaching about the city and discovering its secrets with the students, but what I like most is meeting new people from around the world.
  3. What activities do you like doing most?
    The excursions. They are really fun and we get to know other places that are different to Salamanca but are also as fantastic.
  4. Why did you decide to become a Spanish teacher?
    Because I love the country, its culture and I especially love its history.
  5. Why would you recommend ISLA?
    It’s a good school where you will learn a lot of Spanish and you will be able to get to know the Spanish culture in a fun way.