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Our Team

Meet our friendly and international Speakeasy team

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We speak your language

In addition to our wonderful native teachers, you’ll also get to know our international admin team. Between us we speak Spanish, English, Swedish, German, Danish, Korean, Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, French, Italian and Russian. We’ll be able to support you with any additional help you might need, such as visa consultation, accommodation or insurance. For anything you need both before and after your arrival, we are here for you.

  • Daniel Aranda

    Daniel Aranda

    Teacher

    Daniel is orginally from Buenos Aries, Argentina. A true porteño! He came to Barcelona in 2004 with plans to stay for two years. Fast forward 18 years and he is still here! He started at Speakeasy in 2019 and describes teaching as “a great experience in which you can see how the learning process transforms a person, in the case of a language and being a teacher, one can “travel” through other cultures and share their own.” In his free time you can find Daniel cycling or sailing.

  • Joan Aznar
    Joan Aznar

    Joan Aznar

    Teacher

    Originally from Barcelona, Joan has been at Speakeasy since 2017. His favorite thing about being a Spanish teacher is getting to know his students over time. In his free time you can find him hanging out in his favorite Barcelona neighborhood, Sants, in the plaza de Osca. He´s a real music buff, his favorite genres being rock n’ roll and punk.

  • Beatriz Boneu
    Beatriz Boneu

    Beatriz Boneu

    Teacher

    Our beloved Spanish teacher Beatriz! She, and all her family, are from Barcelona. Bea started her teaching career back in 2005 where she was a volunteer teacher for an NGO. She’s been part of the Speakeasy team since 2012. In her free time, Bea likes going to the cinema (she’s a big movie buff), reading, and dancing to 80s music. She also loves to eat and cook, like all Spaniards, she says!

  • Leticia de Mata
    Leticia de Mata

    Leticia de Mata

    Teacher

    Leticia is from a small town just south of León, Valencia de Don Juan. She always loved Barcelona for the structure of its streets, the diversity of cultures, and its people. Her work is her passion, she adores teaching young learners up to adult learners. She believes that teaching Spanish is perfect because she loves not only teaching students, but learning from them. Her passions include hiking, getting lost in the city, swimming, and eating, although she says she hates cooking!

  • Sandra Gobeaux Diaz
    Sandra Gobeaux Diaz

    Sandra Gobeaux Diaz

    Director of Studies

    Sandra was born in Barcelona to a Belgian father and Spanish mother. She has been with Speakeasy from the very beginning where she joined the team as a teacher. Her favorite thing about being a teacher was the fantastic feeling when you see that your students are able to put what they’ve learned in practice. Sandra loves cooking and reading but most of all spending time with her two sons.

  • Verónica Hombrados
    Verónica Hombrados

    Verónica Hombrados

    Teacher

    Verónica is from Huesca, a small city in Spain close to the Pyrenees mountains. She loves sharing her language with students from different cultures and seeing their evolution and how they can communicate in Spanish. Hiking and cycling are her passions and she loves climbing up Barcelona´s Montjuic for its amazing views of the city.

  • Daria Hudec
    Daria Hudec

    Daria Hudec

    Community Manager

    Daria first came to Barcelona on a trip with a friend with no expectations at all. She immediately fell in love with the architecture, palm trees and mild weather, and knew she had to return. In her free time, Daria enjoys cycling to wherever she can, reading on the beach, learning new languages and indulging in good wine and food.

  • Kenny Kang
    Kenny Kang

    Kenny Kang

    Student Advisor & Visa Consultant

    Meet Kenny! He is our regional manager and visa consultant for the Chinese market. He came to Barcelona three years ago in search of sunshine and a more relaxed lifestyle. You’ll often find him cooking up a storm, taking photos and jamming out to jazz music. He’s also got a passion for travelling.

  • Soren Kohnke
    Soren Kohnke

    Soren Kohnke

    Director

    Soren is our Director at Speakeasy. Originally from Copenhagen, Soren has been in Barcelona since 2000 and started Speakeasy in 2001. The lovely warm and sunny mediterranean climate and the nearby mountains are his favorite things about the city. Soren is a collector of hobbies including running, skiing, biking, motorbikes, sportscars and believe it or not he is a Major Marathon finisher!

  • Lina Min
    Lina Min

    Lina Min

    Student Advisor & Visa Consultant

    Lina was born to Chinese parents, but grew up and has lived in Spain her whole life. Her passion is studying languages. This polyglot speaks English, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese and a bit of Korean. On top of that, she has a master’s degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language. In her free time, Lina loves exploring Barcelona by foot, taking photos, having picnics at the beach, and getting to know new cultures and people from around the world.

  • Yasmin Minusculi
    Yasmin Minusculi

    Yasmin Minusculi

    Operations Manager, Student Advisor & Visa Consultant

    Meet Yasmin! After studying and working in London for 8 years, she decided it was time for a change and moved to sunny Barcelona. Originally from Brazil, she’s now the Operations Manager and a Student Advisor at Speakeasy. She’s always worked at educational institutions and loves being able to work with people from all over the world.

  • Ana Belén Muñoz
    Ana Belén Muñoz

    Ana Belén Muñoz

    Teacher

    Ana is from Barcelona. Her favorite thing about being a Spanish teacher is seeing the progress from when they arrive to the school and can only say “hola” and just a couple of months later be able to express their opinions. In her free time she enjoys going to the cinema and exploring the surroundings of Barcelona with friends on weekends.

  • Sophie Ostapenko
    Sophie Ostapenko

    Sophie Ostapenko

    Student Advisor, Visa Consultant & Activities Coordinator

    Originally from Siberia, Sophie moved to Barcelona two years ago to do a Masters program on art and cultural management here in Barcelona. She is passionate about photography, art, architecture, gastronomy and jazz. Sophie also has an affinity for working with her hands – be it ceramics, painting, or making candles.

  • Eva Perello
    Eva Perello

    Eva Perello

    Teacher

    Eva is from La Torre de l’Espanyol, a small town near the Ebro river in the South of Catalonia. She loves her work! Being a part of the progress of her students, to see how they evolve is highly satisfying. Her favorite neighborhood in Barcelona is the Gothic area, for its architecture and history and the charm that reflects what was and still is Barcelona.

  • Marielle Poorte
    Marielle Poorte

    Marielle Poorte

    Marketing Manager

    Marielle grew up in Austin, Texas with an Argentinian mother and Dutch father. She decided to come to Barcelona to get better acquainted with her European side and improve her Spanish. Fast forward seven years and she’s still here and loving it! In her free time you can find her enjoying a vermut in the plazas of Grácia, practicing yoga or exploring Barcelona by bicycle.

  • Javier Pozo
    Javier Pozo

    Javier Pozo

    Teacher

    Javier is originally from Badalona with roots in Andalucia, especially Granada. He started at Speakeasy in 2019 and says it’s the school that has most facilitated his growth as a teacher. His favorite part of teaching foreigners is how fulfilling the relationships with students is and learning about different customs and cultures. His interests include YouTube, cinema, games, literature, music, and socializing.

  • Cristina Revenga
    Cristina Revenga

    Cristina Revenga

    Teacher

    Cristina comes from Burgos but has lived in many Spanish cities like Valladolid, Madrid, and now Barcelona. Seeing students progression and the cultural exchange that happens in group classes is her favorite thing about being a teacher. You can find Cristina reading historic and crime novels and listening to indie music like Dorian in her freetime.

  • Xavi Romero
    Xavi Romero

    Xavi Romero

    Teacher

    Xavi was born and raised in Barcelona. He loves that teaching allows him to be creative while meeting people from all over the world. Sharing a part of his culture with his students and learning from them about their cultures is one of the most gratifying things for him. Xavi loves plaza del Diamant and Felip Neri not only for their beauty but for the important parts of Barcelona´s history that they represent.

  • Georgina Rosquelles
    Georgina Rosquelles

    Georgina Rosquelles

    Teacher

    Georgina is from Barcelona, she finds the process involving students in the learning process to be able to have intercultural communication deeply enriching. Her favorite place in Barcelona is the Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and she loves being in nature close to the sea.

  • Cristina Rubio
    Cristina Rubio

    Cristina Rubio

    Teacher

    Cristina comes from the beautiful island of Ibiza and has been with Speakeasy since 2012. She loves learning about her students who come from all over the world. Barcelona´s Forum is her favorite place to hang out in her free time. She´s a big fan of music and bicycles.

  • Susana Ruíz
    Susana Ruíz

    Susana Ruíz

    Teacher

    Susana lived in Logroño for a big part of her life, but is originally from Bilbao. She came to Barcelona because she was enticed by the idea of meeting people from around the world. Her favorite thing about being a Spanish teacher is empowering her students by showing them how capable they are to learn if they find the motivation and a fun way to meet their goals. She says, “fun is the key!”. In her free time you can find Susana singing, dancing, and taking her rescue dog with her everywhere she can.

  • Carolina Sanz
    Carolina Sanz

    Carolina Sanz

    Teacher

    Originally from Lleida, Carolina moved to Gran Canaria with her family when she was 8. After arriving in Barcelona she decided to expand her professional options and specialized in teaching Spanish language. In her free time, Carolina loves animals, hiking and nature. She enjoys going to concerts, watching films and series. Her favourite places in Barcelona are Montjuïc and El Parque de Cervantes.

  • Sarah Vievard
    Sarah Vievard

    Sarah Vievard

    Quality Control Manager

    Originally from France, Sarah has been living in Barcelona since 2005. Sarah started at Speakeasy 10 years ago when the school was only 8 classrooms! She loves seeing how much the school has grown and improved over the years. The Sants and Born neighborhoods are very near to her heart with their pedestrian streets, small shops and restaurants.

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Reviews

Adriel Francois Speakeasy, September 2019

Best language school in Barcelona. The class sizes are small so you get a lot of individual attention and opportunity to speak. The lessons are well structured and tailored for each level. It was by far the best language learning experience I have had ever. Also the school organises loads of great activities each week so if you want to make new friends and meet cool people it’s an added bonus going with Speakeasy!