Rolando González comes from Guadalajara, Mexico, known among other things for its Mariachi, its tequila, and its world-famous Feria Internacional del Libro. He has been teaching Spanish in New York City since 2011. In addition to knowing his own language through and through, he is also fluent in Italian and English.
He holds a degree in Science of Communication from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente, Guadalajara, Mexico, and has worked as a journalist, Spanish-Italian interpreter, and teacher of both Spanish and Italian before moving to New York. More recently, he served as coordinator of the English program for Latin American immigrants at the Asociación Tepeyac of New York, with the sponsorship of New York Cares. In 2013, he co-authored and co-taught the Spanish program developed for The New York Public Library employees.
Upcoming Courses with Rolando
Level 5 (Code OL-0515A)
2021-05-15 - 2021-07-24
Sat 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM CT
Basic Conversation (Code OL-0519A)
2021-05-19 - 2021-07-21
Wed 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT
Beginners (Code OL-0525A)
2021-05-25 - 2021-07-27
Tue 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CT
Level 4 (Code OL-0522A)
2021-05-22 - 2021-07-31
Sat 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CT
Kristen Misak | Online | 5/5/2021
Rolando created a really comfortable atmosphere for us to practice, even if it meant getting things wrong at first and needing correction. He is patient when you try to work things out in your head, and explains fully and clearly.
anonymous | Online | 4/14/2021
Rolando is one of my favorite Berges teachers. He's extremely knowledgeable about the language and also how to teach it. And he knows how to keep conversations moving, stopping to make corrections when it makes sense to do so, while never being heavy-handed. He brings a set of life experiences to the conversation course that makes me forget that language acquisition is difficult.
Francie Marbury | Online | 4/14/2021
Rolando keeps our conversations lively and interesting by inviting everyone to comment and question. He also adds his own views. I'm amazed by his wide ranging knowledge of current events and culture. I find it very helpful when he puts new words in the chat. I've taken his class twice and just signed up for a third round.