Aracely

I am from Guatemala, the country of Eternal Spring. It is a country with very hardworking and friendly people! I love to teach Spanish because I like to help students increase their professional opportunities so that they can communicate better with Spanish-speakers. Over time, I have met amazing people from whom I have learned a lot and I consider them not only my students, but also my friends. I am proud to be able to teach Spanish and my Guatemalan culture to everyone who is interested in learning more.  I consider every student to be a window into the world because I see the world through them.

I enjoy listening to music, dancing, reading, traveling, walking in the mountains, and spending time with my family and friends. I especially love to cook traditional food from my country!

Welcome!

Hola, mi nombre es Aracely y vivo en Antigua Guatemala. Soy maestra de español desde hace màs de 25 años y enseño en lìnea hace 16 años.Me gusta enseñarles español a los estudiantes porque me gusta ayudarles a tener otras oportunidades en el idioma, tambièn me gusta enseñar español porque aprendo de cada estudiante y enseñar español es como una ventana al mundo y me gusta ver el mundo a través de mis estudiantes. Gracias por estudiar español. Es un honor para mí enseñarles porque me ayudan mucho y yo los quiero ayudar. Gracias.

Hello, my name is Aracely and I live in Antigua Guatemala. I have been a Spanish teacher for more than 25 years and I have been teaching online for 16 years. I like to teach Spanish to students because I like to help them have other opportunities in the language, I also like to teach Spanish because I learn from each student and teaching Spanish is like a window to the world and I like to see the world through my students. Thank you for studying Spanish. It is an honor for me to teach you because you all help me a lot and I want to help you. Thank you.

Teaching Style

My experience as a Spanish teacher is very extensive as I have been teaching for over 25 years to a variety of students from different levels. I have the ability to teach students with different professions, ages, and interests, such as for work, travel, exams, or just to converse and continue to maintain their Spanish. I use creative and dynamic methods, such as flashcards, readings, videos, movies, and grammar exercises. We can focus on a variety of important topics, such as social, political, medicine, and popular literature. 

I like to customize the lesson for each student where it allows them to expand and improve the language through grammar and conversation in a creative way. I also organize group discussions among my students for advanced practice opportunities.

Aracely giving a class on colors to a beginning Spanish student.

What do people say about Aracely?

Aracely is an experienced, kind, and caring tutor. Always tailoring classes to my needs, she has taught me grammar and vocabulary and also greatly improved my writing. She also gets me talking with engaging conversations about Latin American culture, letting me practice Spanish while learning more about the world. I'm so grateful to have found Aracely. She is an excellent teacher."
Daniel P.
Editor, PhD
I highly recommend Aracely. She is not only an excellent teacher but a very kind and insightful woman. I had tried learning Spanish many times before and felt stuck at a beginner level. Aracely helped me reach conversational fluency using a mix of teaching methods including written vocabulary exercises, watching movies and listening to podcasts, and in-depth conversations about life.”
Natalie A.
Investigator, Australia

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certificate: Medical Spanish for Foreign Students, PROBIGUA
  • Conferences: “Cultura Turística” & “Excelencia en el Mundo Maya”, “La Calidad Soy Yo”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT

education background

  • Certification in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language 
  • Master’s Degree (Licenciatura) in Social Work with a concentration on Community Development

Professional Experience

  • Online Spanish Coach – Pronto Spanish (2022 – Present)
  • Online Spanish Tutor – Speak Shop (2005-2021)
  • Spanish as a Second Language Instructor –  PROBIGUA Language Academy (1996 – 2006)
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