Mission & Approach
I joined La Jolie Ronde and after completing their training course I became a licensee in 2011. I hold an Enhanced DBS and I've completed the Child Protection - Level 2 course by Edu Care / TES.
I have successfully been teaching Spanish to children for 10 years now.
It's really satisfying & enjoyable to be working with them. They have fun learning a foreign language. And like me, they become real passionate about languages!
When they finish the programme, they have a solid foundation. At secondary school, they usually take Spanish for GCSE and they all achieve best grades. Some of them have carried on at University too.
In 2016, I completed the Course for Remote Teachers by the British Council which enabled me to teach English online to Uruguayan primary school kids for several years.
Since 2020, the lessons have been online. La Jolie Ronde adapted their fantastic resources to carry on teaching. Thankfully, most kids have been able to keep on learning and they now intend to carry on online.
Next academic year I'm planning to carry on with the online lessons and also to restart with the face to face lessons both at the schools and open centres.
If like me, you think learning a foreign language is really important, please join one of our courses. Starting at a young age is really helpful and it makes a huge difference!
My name's Amaia and I come from Zarautz, a small coastal town in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain.
Learning and teaching languages has always been my passion! I was a bilingual child, speaking both Basque & Spanish. I learned French at primary school and aged nine, I also started learning English after school. I've got a University Degree in English Philology. I've been teaching Spanish in the UK for 25 years.
When I came to London, I got the Further and Adult Education Teachers' Certificate by the City & Guilds, achieving Proficiency on Teaching a Foreign Language.
I worked as an adult Spanish teacher in many companies in the City of London for over 10 years.
Then in 2007 I became a mum. Seeing at first hand how easy it is for a child to speak two languages fluently was key to start teaching Spanish to children.
My son is trilingual like me! Since birth he speaks both English & Basque fluently.
He's been learning Spanish and has completed the La Jolie Ronde programme with me.
He's now attending secondary school and is mastering his Spanish.
Our Spanish Classes
For Nursery kids / 3 & 4 year olds
For Primary School kids / 5 - 11 year olds
For Secondary School kids / 11 - 16 year olds