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Edgardo Salgado

Edgardo Salgado, instructor at Berges Institute

Edgardo Salgado was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and raised not far from there in the northern part of the country where he acquired a bilingual education since an early age. While still in his childhood he developed a passion for drawing and other visual arts; and later also for language, specifically Spanish. At age 19 he moved to the U.S to pursue his studies in graphic arts in Florida and in 2014 he came to NYC looking for an environment to harness his career and creativity. He is currently finishing his studies in Linguistics after his passion for the science of language grew beyond Spanish alone. Edgardo loves explaining and helping anybody who shows interests in learning Spanish or asks questions about the language; he can go on about it if prompted to. He has been working as a freelance illustrator, translator, interpreter and Spanish tutor since he moved to NYC.

When he's not drawing, reading about linguistics or learning a language (currently French and trying to start with Greek), he’s most likely enjoying a book, a movie, a concert, an art show or a new food spot; or simply playing soccer and cruising around on a skateboard.

85 ratings

Upcoming Courses with Edgardo

Level 4 (Code OL-0520A)

2021-05-20 - 2021-07-22
Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Online

$299

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0520A)

2021-05-20 - 2021-07-22
Thu 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Online

$299

Beginners (Code OL-0528A)

2021-05-28 - 2021-07-30
Fri 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Online

$299

Beginners (Code OL-0522B)

2021-05-22 - 2021-07-31
Sat 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CT

Online

$299

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Student Ratings


  Justin Shilad | Online | 3/25/2021

I thought Ed was really good and helpful at explaining and expanding upon a lot of what was in the book.


  Jose Bernal-Lopez | Online | 3/25/2021

I'm not crazy about online courses, but Edgardo's presentation of the material made me forget that I was working online. He referenced English grammar, but only in service of explaining how things work differently in Spanish which was very helpful. He was patient and knowledgeable. I will be taking him again in level 3. Thanks Edgardo!


  Gabe Flowerman | Online | 3/22/2021

Edgardo has an outstanding level of knowledge of linguistics and bilingualism. He is able to break down complex topics so that they are easier to comprehend. Edgardo sincerely wants his students to succeed. He answers questions patiently and is attentive to everyone. His kindness and sensitivity to students makes classes enjoyable as well as beneficial.


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