¡Hola! My name is Sofía and I am a native speaker of Spanish from Costa Rica.
I hold a double Master’s degree on Applied Linguistics focused on teaching Spanish and English from Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana as well as several certifications in Instructional Designing.
I have been teaching Spanish for over 15 years, I have been teaching both on site here in Costa Rica and online. I have had students from all over the world and from different backgrounds. Apart from standard Spanish I love to teach personalized Spanish in areas such as legal and medical. It will be my pleasure to accompany you on your adventure to learn Spanish. Sign up for a free trial lesson with me today!

Teaching Spanish as a second language since 2006.

I speak a total of 4 languages:
Spanish (Native), English (Advanced), Portuguese (Intermediate), Swedish (Intermediate).

I've visited or lived in the following countries: Germany, Spain, Sweden, Norway, USA

I teach Spanish to help you...

Speak with native Spanish speakers wherever you meet them.

Get fully prepared for your Spanish exam

Deliver care to Spanish speakers in need of medical assistance

Develop your skills to become a better teacher

Share your faith with the Spanish speaking world

Develop yourself and open up new opportunities in your life.

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"It feels like I am studying in a family run Spanish immersion school, but at home!" Lorenna M. - Mother

"I was layed of in 2008 and was having trouble finding work in my chosen profession of being a teacher. The only jobs that were open required that I speak Spanish. At that time I spoke none. I have now been with Live Lingua for 3 years, and 7 months into my job search my Spanish level was enough to get a job when many of my friends could not. Thank you so much." Evelyn N. - Primary School Teacher

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