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Juan Carlos Alvarez

65 ratings
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.

Upcoming Courses with Juan Carlos

Level 4 (Code OL-0921D)

2021-09-21 - 2021-11-23
Tue 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT
$299

Int. Conversation (Code OL-0928C)

2021-09-28 - 2021-11-30
Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT
$299

Level 3 (Code OL-1005C)

2021-10-05 - 2021-12-07
Tue 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT
$299

Student Ratings


  Kelly Clinton | Online | 8/27/2021
Juan Carlos is a great teacher! He definitely cares about his students and facilitating great conversations even in a grammar course. He has very organized notes that break down some of the most confusing topics in Spanish. Definitely take this class with him if you are considering it!

  Kristin Brause | Online | 6/14/2021
Juan Carlos was great. He ensured everyone understood the concepts and helped us each practice it. On harder concepts he made sure to spend additional time on it and came up with more examples. He was easy to learn from.

  Heidi Engel | Online | 5/12/2021
Good teacher. Very friendly and thorough.
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