Sofía Medina

31 ratings
Sofía Medina, instructor at Berges Institute

Sofía was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. At the age of thirteen she moved to Doha, Qatar, where she learned English and got an introduction to French and many other languages, cultures, religions, and traditions from all over the globe. Once she graduated high school in Qatar, she moved back to Colombia to study Modern Languages and Business Translation at Universidad EAN; there she reinforced her Spanish and English grammar and language skills, and learned French and Italian.

She has lived in Chicago for almost 4 years, during which she has worked as a healthcare interpreter in multiple hospitals of the city and its suburbs, an educational interpreter, a translator, and a Spanish teacher assistant.

Sofia highly believes that as you become fluent in another language, you find qualities and personality traits about yourself that you did not know you have; to some extent, like having another personality in that other language. Additionally she is proof that learning other languages helps improve concentration and memory.

Besides her passion for languages, she describes herself as an environmentalist and has an immense love for animals, dancing and acting. She is learning how to play the bass guitar and loves to watch true crime shows and anything related to the cosmos.

Upcoming Courses with Sofía

Level 5 (Code OL-1021D)

2021-10-21 - 2022-01-13
Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Level 4 (Code OL-1108E)

2021-11-08 - 2022-01-17
Mon 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Basic Conversation (Code OL-1117D)

2021-11-17 - 2022-02-02
Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Student Ratings

  Tony Binns | Online | 8/3/2021
Sofia was great and assisted in providing clear and concise explanations for the course work. I think I'm ready for the next level. Thank you.

  Melissa Choutka | Online | 5/13/2021
Second course with Sofia and just as great as the first. Sofia approaches teaching in a calm but structured manner that feels like supportive coaching versus a strict grammar lesson. She is patient yet challenges us and creates a very welcoming group dynamic. At no point did she let any of us fall behind and would work with us to get over hurdles. Looking forward to course three!

  Eric Hritsuk | Online | 4/6/2021
Helpful and knowledgeable
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