Rupert is the author of the majority of the articles on this website.
He’s been living in Mexico for 7 years and has worked as a foreign language teacher for even longer (nearly 9 years now, wow!). He’s certified by the University of Cambridge, has worked in a number of different language schools (including the prestigious International House), and has taught students from across the globe! He specializes in simple (yet effective) explanations and is a self-proclaimed grammar-whizz.
He’s currently working on a book about colloquial Mexican Spanish.
Rupert’s wife, Erika, is a proud, larger-than-life Mexican who’s always had a passion for both language and culture. You’ll often find her with her nose in Spanish literature, from Gabriel García Márquez to Isabel Allende. She’s also the editor-in-chief of this blog (so watch where you put that comma!).
Our mission is to teach YOU super useful everyday Spanish that people actually use in a fun, easy-to-digest way!
We also make use of all the most up-to-date learning techniques and systems, so you’re sure to find yourself absorbing Spanish like a sponge!
Make sure to check out our YouTube if you wanna see us in action (and obviously learn A LOT of Spanish!).
Our team of language-loving writers
Carlos is a Spanish and English teacher. He studied Language and Literature and has a diploma to teach Spanish as a foreign language from the prestigious National Autonomous University of Mexico. He also has a Cambridge CELTA.
He’s been teaching Spanish for over 6 years (including a spell at UNAM) and is currently working on his own Spanish coursebook.
He also speaks French, but not very well!
Fatima is a Mexican writer with a bachelor´s degree in Communication Sciences and a postgraduate diploma in Public Relations. She’s the author of two published novels in Spanish and an illustrated poetry book (mainly in poetic prose, also in Spanish).
Her novels, both within the genre of suspense, often revolve around the beauty of Latin American countries such as Mexico and Costa Rica. Her latest novel, Fractales en la Arena (‘Fractals in the Sand’) touches upon the quirks of the Spanish language and gastronomic variations across Hispanic countries and how these enrich the Latin American cultural bond.
Her passion for languages has led her to be actively involved in the project ‘Meet N’ Talk’, where she and her boyfriend hold events for people who want to practice languages in a casual and friendly environment in Mexico City. She also teaches storytelling and writing at her literary project La Pluma del Fénix (‘The Phoenix’s Feather’).
She speaks English and Portuguese, and is currently learning French as a fourth language. She’s absolutely fascinated by history, Latin etymology, and ancient languages.
You can check out more about her career and projects at: www.fatimagalbos.com and www.laplumadelfenix.com