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 2 (Code OL-0517B)
2021-05-17 - 2021-08-02
Mon 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT
Level 3 (Code OL-0520B)
2021-05-20 - 2021-07-22
Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT
Level 2 (Code OL-0522)
2021-05-22 - 2021-07-31
Sat 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CT
Level 3 (Code OL-0605)
2021-06-05 - 2021-08-07
Sat 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT
Eric Hritsuk | Online | 4/6/2021
Helpful and knowledgeable
Kevin Waldrop | Online | 3/30/2021
Sofia was very friendly, encouraging, and a great instructor. She took the time to think of learning exercises that were beyond the book which we all appreciated.
Colin | Online | 3/9/2021
Sofia was a fantastic teacher! She was always kind and patient, and took time to answer any questions people had when possible. The subject matter for the course was definitely overwhelming at times and very fast-paced, and Sofia did everything possible to help and even took extra time for review when we needed it.