Meet the team
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¿Cómo estás? Soy Manuel!
I was born in San Carlos and grew up on a farm with my grandparents until I was 14 years old. After that, I moved to San Carlos town to finish my school. When I was 21 years old, I started to work as a policeman for a couple of years and graduated as a paramedic. During these years, I learned many skills such as rescuing. This triggered me to turn my life around in 2015 and become an adventure guide.
I have followed trainings in Rapel, Canyoning, Rescue in Fast Waters and am a certified Advanced Diver. Currently, I am one of the founders of Eco Language Colombia and a certified Adventure Guide. I enjoy adventure sports, going to the gym, eating all day and while I am a little serious I enjoy to joke to foreigners in Spanish. My favorite Spanish words obviously include aventuras and libertad.
Hola, me llamo Laura!
I grew up in Medellin, Colombia, and am currently a Spanish teacher and one of the founders of Eco Language Colombia. I studied Psychology, but after graduating I decided to turn my life around and devote my time to teaching Spanish.
What I love most about my job is that I get to meet new people from all over the world and hear about their experiences and ideas on different topics. As a Spanish teacher, I think it is important that my students feel comfortable and at ease. I want to show them that you have to enjoy making mistakes and laugh about it as it is part of the learning process. In my free time you can often find me at the gym. Besides working out, I love the beautiful nature of San Rafael, chocolate, the color turquoise and the Spanish phrase me encanta!
Hola, soy Lili!
I grew up in San Carlos, Colombia, a town just a quick motobike ride down the road from San Rafael. In University, I studied Psychology, and after graduating I returned to San Carlos and worked at an elementary school and Hydroelectric Plant before becoming one of the founders of Eco Language Colombia and a Spanish teacher in 2017.
I immediately fell in love with teaching because I like to learn new languages myself and because I constantly get to meet new people from all over the world and learn about new music, politics and perspectives. What I love about Spanish is its expressiveness and beauty. My favorite Spanish word is apapachar. In my free time I like to take long walks, to sing, and to participate in theater.