I teach in a simple way where the student can quickly apply what they have studied during our conversations. I use different books to support my lessons and I also use selected material from the internet to give homework to my students. I adapt my lessons to each of my students’ needs and interests.

I have had the opportunity to work with people from many countries around the world and with people from different professions such as doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, nurses, and medical students from various institutions. I like to share my language with each of my students. Each student is a great experience and an adventure in Spanish teaching. Thank you for letting me share my language and my culture with you.

Teaching Experience

I have worked at PROBIGUA since 1997, and I have been teaching Spanish at Speak Shop since 2007. Starting in 2022, I will being teaching online with Pronto Spanish. I have also taught in-person in Antigua, Guatemala at the Spanish immersion school PROBIGUA. I was voted “Teacher of the Year” in 2010 by my students in Speak Shop.

Education

I have a college degree as an elementary teacher. I also have a Diploma of Grammar for Foreigners from the Rafael Landivar University and have taken specialized courses from the INGUAT (Guatemalan Tourism Institute) about medical vocabulary, history and tourist sites in Guatemala. 

Degrees/Certificates/Courses Completed for Teaching Spanish

  • 2000 – Course of Spanish American  History and Literature, Spanish Academy PROBIGUA
  • 2000 – University Certified in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language for Foreign Students, Rafael Landívar University
  • 2002 – Conference “La Calidad Soy Yo en el Servicio al Turista”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • 2002 – Conference “Cultura Turística”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • 2002 – Conference “La Calidad Soy Yo”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • 2005 – Diploma “Principios de la Enseñanza – Aprendizaje”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT and Fundación para el Desarrollo de Guatemala FUNDAESA
  • 2005 – Training to teach online, Speak Shop
  • 2008 – Medical Spanish for Foreign Students, Spanish Academy PROBIGUA
  • 2010 – English course, La Excelencia school of languages
  • 2011 – Conference “Excelencia en el Mundo Maya”, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo INGUAT
  • 2012 – Certified to teach Spanish Classes for Work, Speak Shop & Pronto Spanish

Personal Information

I like walking in the mountains, listening to music, dancing, reading a good book, hanging out with my co-workers, and drinking good coffee. I enjoy teaching people who for one reason or another want to learn Spanish.

Student Testimonials

“I started taking classes with Claritza more than six years ago since I needed to learn Spanish for work. I love the ease and flexibility of scheduling, as well as the one-on-one video classes. Claritza is a fantastic teacher who keeps the classes interesting and fun. She is very patient and has really helped to ensure I understand correct grammatical structure through review of assigned homework. I highly recommend Claritza Morales!”

Grace C.

“Thank you for being such a wonderful, skilled, and compassionate teacher; I am so happy that we are working together.  When I started Spanish lessons with you two plus years ago I only knew a few words of Spanish.  You have made learning Spanish fun, stress-free, and rewarding. You are a skilled teacher with a talent for explaining things clearly.  I treasure your kindness, humor and your willingness to go slowly when needed.  As I learned more Spanish our lessons became more in Spanish and less a mix of the two languages.  Now we converse entirely in Spanish, which is a real joy. When we can travel again, I look forward to speaking Spanish with people in South and Central America. Again, thank you for being my teacher.”
Elly A.

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