Our Team

Meet our friendly and international Speakeasy team

Smiling Speakeasy teacher with digital board

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.

  • 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!

  • Mia Carmona
    Mia Carmona

    Mia Carmona

    Administrative Assistant

    Mia is our native Barcelonian, born and raised in Barna. She absolutely loves her beautiful city for its culture and how international it is. She is passionate about singing classical music and dancing lindy hop. The magical Palau de Música Catalana is one of her favorite places in the city to see wide variety of concerts in the context of its modernista style architecture.

  • Maria Gladkaya
    Maria Gladkaya

    Maria Gladkaya

    Regional Manager & Visa Consultant

    Originally from Ukraine, Maria came to Barcelona seven years ago to work on a tourism project. She enrolled in a long term course at our school and continued her education studying Tourism Business Management. In her free time, she likes playing golf, skiing and enjoying good food and wine.

  • 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.

  • Jas Inal
    Jas Inal

    Jas Inal

    Regional Manager & CSN Consultant

    Jas is from Sweden and moved here for the sunny weather and the amazing variety the city has to offer. She worked in the fashion industry for many years and wanted to take a break for the summer. That summer never ended, it’s been almost 3 years now and she’s staying for good! Discovering new places both in and outside of Barcelona and enjoying wine and cheese are her favorite things to do.

  • Kenny Kang
    Kenny Kang

    Kenny Kang

    Regional Manager & 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.

  • Martina Kircheis
    Martina Kircheis

    Martina Kircheis

    Student Advisor

    Martina grew up in Milan, Italy and with family all over Europe and she loves travelling around to visit them. Martina moved to Barcelona because of the freedom the city offers and the quality of life. Her favourite place is the beach in wintertime where she can walk and enjoy the sunsets with her dog.

  • 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 mediterranean climate which is warm and sunny 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!

  • Yasmin Minusculi
    Yasmin Minusculi

    Yasmin Minusculi

    Student Advisor

    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 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.

  • 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 five 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.

  • 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.

  • Gina Sabate
    Gina Sabate

    Gina Sabate

    Teacher

    Gina loves her profession because she believes that it connects people from different cultures and it makes the world closer and with less barriers (something very necessary in current times). Gina adores flora and fauna, and because of this one of her favorite hobbies is hiking, preferably in the Pyrenees, with her two dogs Elsa and Llum. She also loves cycling around Barcelona, especially in her favorite neighborhood, the Gótico.

  • 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.

  • Lina Shokh

    Lina Shokh

    Activities Coordinator

    Lina is from Russia but has been living in Barcelona for two years now. She originally came to do a master’s and fell in love with the city and decided she wanted to move here. Lina is a big FB Barcelona fan and loves all kinds of sports. She loves Barcelona because she says there’s always something exciting happening.

  • 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!