Juan Carlos Alvarez

Juan Carlos Alvarez, instructor at Berges Institute

Juan Carlos Alvarez is from Madrid, Spain, and currently lives in Chicago. He attended Complutense University of Madrid and he earned a diploma from Fuerteventura 2000, a vocational training school in Puerto Rosario, Spain, as a Technical Specialist in Counseling and Family Therapy.

Juan Carlos has taught Spanish to students across the globe for more than 10 years from African refugees in a refugee camp in southern Algeria to Latin American immigrants in the adult education program at the Centro Romero on Chicago’s North Side. He also launched his own tutoring practice, Spanish Online, in 2013, and has taught students from the U.S.A., Great Britain, Singapore, and elsewhere.

Before settling in Chicago, Juan Carlos had lived previously for many years on the island of Fuerteventura, one of the seven islands that comprise Spain’s Canary Islands. He has also lived in Madrid (where he grew up), London, and Banjul, Gambia.

Besides teaching, Juan Carlos’s passion is for Yoga, historical fiction, and American coffee. Cooking Spanish paella every Sunday is almost a routine. He lives on Chicago’s Northwest Side with his Jack Russell Terrier, Flamenco, who followed him to the U.S. from Spain.

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Upcoming Courses with Juan Carlos

Beginners (Code OL-0609)

2021-06-09 - 2021-08-11
Wed 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT



Level 2 (Code OL-0519)

2021-05-19 - 2021-07-21
Wed 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT



Beginners (Code OL-0715)

2021-07-15 - 2021-09-16
Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT



Basic Conversation (Code OL-0621)

2021-06-21 - 2021-08-30
Mon 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT



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Student Ratings

  Lynne Sullivan | Online | 4/14/2021

The pace of the class was great. Juan Carlos is an excellent instructor. He creates a welcoming environment in which adults can feel free to make mistakes without fear of embarrassment. Additionally, he ensures that students understand language concepts and constructs. I learned a lot in the class and look forward to the next session.

  Jane Ranshaw | Online | 4/14/2021

Excellent! Juan Carlos built the class into a tight group. Patient and humorous

  Brandy santos | Online | 2/4/2021

Juan carlos is awesome he is very patient and listens he never leaves the class without u understanding what we were learning what a great teacher

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