Alejandro Navarro hails from the sunny, tropical city of Cali, Colombia. It is said that in a previous life he studied law and also wrote for a couple of magazines, but that’s unconfirmed. He has taught Spanish and English in Bogotá and in Washington, DC, and one of his short stories was published in a Colombian magazine. In this current life he holds a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland and is also a web developer.
A combination of analytical and creative, Alejandro has a strong interest in using code to solve problems and improve processes. He is a devoted home cook who enjoys every aspect of food, from reading menus and reviews to shopping, prepping and cooking and even washing the dishes. His favorite book is whatever he’ll read next, but if you need a title, these days it’s Roberto Bolaño’s 2666.
When he is not teaching he’s probably dog or cat sitting for friends or out for a walk that will eventually end up at The Strand and most likely will involve a book purchase. He’s fine with that.
Upcoming Courses with Alejandro
Level 4 (Code OL-0519A)
2021-05-19 - 2021-07-21
Wed 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT
Beginners (Code OL-0525B)
2021-05-25 - 2021-07-27
Tue 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM CT
Mast. Conversation (Code OL-0527A)
2021-05-27 - 2021-07-29
Thu 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT
Level 5 (Code OL-0603A)
2021-06-03 - 2021-08-05
Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT
Rosie | Online | 4/29/2021
This was my 3rd class with Alejandro, I couldn't ask for a better instruction. He is engaged and encourage us to apply the knowledge through conversation.
anonymous | Online | 4/22/2021
Alejandro is a great teacher. He keeps the flow of the class going very easily which is difficult on zoom. He also explains concepts very well, and is funny.
Jacqueline M Rivera | Online | 4/22/2021
Alejandro was an EXCELLENT instructor and this was the best Spanish class I've ever taken. He was very good at creating a participatory environment on zoom and I really enjoyed interacting with the other students. I feel like I'm walking away from this course with a stronger handle on the language!