Instructors

 

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Hola! My name is Maria Krawczyk. Founder of MI Spanish Connections. I am a native speaker from Mexico City.  I Moved to the United States in 1989. My journey to learn English was not perfect but it sure helped me to become independent, able to understand what was going on around me and be able to connect and feel productive in both languages. I worked as an interpreter for the Hispanic Center of West Michigan for 10 years and loved interpreting in the medical and social field. When my children begin to go to school I realized It was my responsibility to pass on my sons my native language and since then I have been teaching for almost 13 years. And because it was not easy.  I would like to share ways, tips and tools.

We hope you find this page a helpful tool to learn Spanish. Our goal is to provide a fun professional service with culture immersion opportunities to help you and or your  family members or your work with support in your Spanish language learning journey. And here we are providing a variety of Spanish Classes.

My hope also is to be able to travel and learn about the culture, and cooking diversity in the Spanish Speaking Countries. And bring it to share with our students.

 

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My journey in language learning started as a child, when I would hear relatives speaking Spanish, and wanted to join in the conversation! I studied Spanish in middle school and high school, then it was my major in at Saginaw Valley State University, where I ended up with a K-12 teaching degree. I then taught Spanish at Birmingham Groves High School for four years. After leaving Groves, I was a Bilingual Area Manager at Futura Language Professionals; an after school Spanish program for elementary students. While I was teaching high school, I spent several weeks during summer break doing mission work in Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. These were incredible experiences that not only fortified my language skills, but also broadened my perspective on the world and strengthened my love for the Spanish language and the people who speak it. Over the years I have also had the opportunity to travel to Spain, Mexico, and Costa Rica. My goal is to visit all 21 Spanish-speaking countries someday! After spending several years as a stay-at-home mom, I am looking forward to the opportunity to start teaching Spanish again. I loved learning the language, and really enjoy teaching it to others.