Meet Our teachers

Ana Martin Castaño
Coordinator, Adult Teacher

I hold a Master's degree in English Studies from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and I took postgraduate Spanish Studies in Gijón, Asturias, my hometown. I started helping other students learn English and Spanish when I was 15 until I realized my passion was to transmit and facilitate my language skills and culture to others.
I have over 25 years of experience as a translator and as an adult teacher. I lived in Madrid for 8 years where I worked as a teacher for companies in the automotive industry before moving to Vancouver in 2008. I have been involved in the PSLA since 2010 and I became the School Coordinator in 2015. I taught at International House Vancouver for 5 years and currently teach privates, groups and at corporations such as Metro Vancouver and SRK consulting. When I am not teaching, you will see me trying all sorts of food offered in Vancouver and volunteering at film festivals

Nathalie Fernandez
Children Teacher

I was born in Venezuela and I lived in Colombia, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Romania, and Mexico when I was growing up. I moved to Vancouver in 2014 to pursue a degree in Psychology and Business at the University of British Columbia. After graduating in 2018, I began working in digital marketing and I quickly realized I had a passion for education and working with young children. Since September 2021, I have been volunteering at the PSLA and working closely with children to help develop their Spanish abilities along with their emotional, social and cognitive skills. My teaching philosophy is that every child has special abilities and interests, and educators are in a unique position to nurture and cultivate these talents in the classroom. Having grown up as a bilingual student, I am looking forward to helping other children develop their language skills in a fun and welcoming environment. When I am not working with children, I love to bake, and I am currently working towards running my first half marathon.

Ana Lucia Nuñez
Children Teacher

I am from Mexico City where I got a Marketing degree but my love for languages encouraged me to study a Diploma in English to Spanish Translation at “Universidad Iberoamericana” in 2008 in Mexico City. Following in my mother’s steps, I started teaching English in the family business. I got involved in education and studied The Primary Teacher Training Course at The Anglo language school in 2012. Currently I am studying a Diploma in Spanish as a Second Language at “Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México”. I have been volunteering at PSLA since October 2019 and am now excited to join this community. I am a mother of two little girls and my favourite hobbies are family time and running

Stefany Ostos
Children Teacher

I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. I am a passionate language teacher who loves seeing students progress during their learning process. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English Language from the University La Gran Colombia, in my home country. Afterwards I went to China for two years to study Comparative Education at the Zhejiang University and graduated with a Master’s degree in 2019. Last year, I got certified as an examiner for the Spanish as a Foreign Language Diploma (Spanish initials, DELE) by the Cervantes Institute. I have been teaching Spanish in Denmark, China and Canada as well as English in Colombia. In 2021 I moved in Vancouver, where I have had the opportunity to teach Spanish privately alongside volunteering as a teaching assistant at Parents for Spanish Language Association for 4 months. I am proud to now be a part of the team