Gabriela Prado is a native Spanish speaker from Ecuador with a unique blend of academic and artistic pursuits. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies and a BSc (equiv.) in Economics, and she has garnered 14 years of expertise in teaching Spanish and 15 years in the translation field. Gabriela is also engaged in various language documentation projects throughout Latin America. Her passion for teaching and her love for languages are at the heart of her work, infusing her classroom with enthusiasm and dedication. Beyond the world of academia, Gabriela is also an artist inspired by great painters from Latin America, and she loves travelling.
Gabriela on teaching: My philosophy is rooted in fostering critical thinking and active learning using inductive teaching strategies. I believe in creating a dynamic classroom environment where students are encouraged to observe, experiment, and analyze materials to gain an understanding of the intricacies of a new language. With a commitment to nurturing curiosity and independent thought, I aim to help my students to not just learn a language, but to understand it through a cultural lens.