Juan Carlos Alvarez

70 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

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0221E)

2022-02-21 - 2022-04-25
Mon 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-0301F)

2022-03-01 - 2022-05-03
Tue 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Level 2 (Code OL-0307E)

2022-03-07 - 2022-05-09
Mon 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CT

Student Ratings

  Angela Hickey | Online | 11/5/2021
Juan Carlos is a highly skilled language instructor with a great sense of energy and passion for teaching. I enjoyed learning from him.

  Hubert Thompson | Online | 11/1/2021
Juan Carlos was excellent. Knowledgeable, patient and kind.

  Danielle Mora | Online | 9/29/2021
Juan is amazing! Really engaging and has a great way to his teaching methods. I not only was learning a lot but he keeps the class fun and exciting. I highly recommend him and I am taking his class for level 3!
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