"Language and Culture: Immerse yourself." | "Lengua y Cultura: Sumérgete."

Our Faces

      Jana is the receptionist at the school, your first point of contact upon arrival to Colibrí. With her you can coordinate your schedule, ask for recommendations of activities for your time in Matagalpa, pay for your classes, ask for help, and address your suggestions for meeting your needs. She will make you feel at home.

      One of Jana's primary virtues is her ability to listen to others. Also, she is nice, trustworthy, responsible, and traditional though very open to life and new experiences. She enjoys traveling to different parts of the country and loves the gastronomy of Nicaragua. She has a passion for reading detective novels and fiction.

      Her philosophy of life is: "Live each day as if it is your last and work like you will live forever."

      "Working in Colibrí is a completely new and beautiful experience, a new personal and professional challenge. I am delighted to continue to learn in this new stage of my career along with the team. I love getting to know cultures from other countries as well as traveling to see the beauty of Nicaragua. One of life’s joys is sharing with others, that’s why I enjoy sharing with the students."

Cecilia is an energetic girl who likes to learn from her students at the same time she is teaching them Spanish; her main characteristic is her loud and contagious laugh. She studied Sociology and Social Work in the College of Humanities and she has also studied some other areas related to social and trade, that´s why she is excellent at making bussines.

She started working at Colibri in 2016 as a Spanish teacher and currently she is also online Sales Responsible, so, your first contact with Colibri it is going to be with this kind girl. She finds so interesting to meet the face behind the emails, so at first sight, she feels she already knows you so well.

For “Ceci” – as she liked to be called- studying and teaching Spanish represents a new goal on her life. She is in a constant personal and professional strengthening process, because she considers people we can be better every single day.

She sees herself as a fair person, her life filosophy is “everything good you do in this life is going to be good for you, as well as everything wrong you do in this life is going to be bad for you, too”. She is an opened mind woman, interested in Politics, Gender and Education. Having studied Sociology and worked in Matagalpa rural areas, has allow her to know differents realities contrasting them for making her classes a more integral experience for the students through out their Nicaraguan cultural immersion. She is a proactive colaborater and responsible, she likes others to know, despite of her firm character, she is also flexible and believes totally on team work for making big things.

Her favorites hobbies are cooking and reading, specially novels with historical content. She enjoys a lot sharing with family and friends in and out the house; a beer with nice company always is going to come well for her.

It is notorious her exciting whenever she is assigned a new student and she prepares each day to do better.

      Mayra has a degree in Language and Literature and loves giving Spanish classes. She is a very positive person with an open mind.

      In addition to being a Spanish instructor, she is responsible for the revision and reproduction of the school's teaching materials.

      Mayra is a very professional woman and with her you can learn whatever you want about Spanish, talk about different topics, and enrich your general knowledge.

      "I am not afraid of change, I try to make the most of it. I enjoy talking about different topics and listening to the opinions and ideas of others. It is a pleasure to attend to my students. It is always a new experience for me, because it is through them that I am enriched professionally. I have no doubt that in every class I learn about the diversity of cultures in the world."

Karla , is an instructor Spanish as a second language and responsible for homestays.

It's an open minded girl, patient and adaptable to any environment. Enjoys to teach her language, discuss the country's history, culture, idiosyncrasy and the Nicaraguan speech.
She values known through students about the diversity of belief, culture, ideology and other ways of life.

"For me, teamwork, communication and trust are vital factors in achieving excellence at work, both teach and coordination of accommodation with families."

"I feel very happy in Colibri, sharing every day with my coworkers and students, Colibri has taught me to value and respect every person, even more."

      Marilyn has been an instructor in the school since 2014 and is responsible for organizing and running the Socio-cultural Activities.

      Marilyn has expressive and brilliant eyes and a small stature. She has boundless energy, is confident, easy to get along with and is laid-back.

      Marilyn is a very good Spanish instructor and puts a lot of energy and effort into her work. She likes to dance, walk, and converse about different topics, such as history, politics, and the social context. With her you can enjoy walks, pleasant conversations, and dynamic activities in her classes.

      She is a person who fights for what she wants, even though the road is not easy. She likes to learn new things that motivate her, is open to changes that improve her quality of life, and believes in trusting and communicating with the people she is around.

      My philosophy of life is: "Do something you truly enjoy, otherwise you are not really living. This is something I have always believed and it has served me well."

      "The socio-cultural activities make me feel active and happy. Being a professor has given me the opportunity to stay informed, increase my knowledge, and share with my students. Listening to their stories, life experiences and culture is like traveling myself and I greatly enjoy it. Colibrí has allowed me to grow as a person. Being here is a beautiful thing."

      Diana  has been a Spanish instructor since 2008. She was born and has lived her whole life in Matagalpa. One of her pastimes is talking with people and she communicates with ease. She loves to talk about homeopathic medicine and advances, as well as human and labor rights, feminism, historical and social situations, world politics, the environment, and about all aspects of justice.

      Nicaragua and the culture run in Diana’s veins; the music, food, tourist spots, language, and people. Her animated conversation, substantial professional experience, and varied interests will help you learn a lot of Spanish and about Nicaragua, as well as have unforgettable times.

      Diana seeks to continuously learn and grow as a person; she is interested in everything that contributes to her human, emotional, and intellectual development, for this reason she is open to hearing different points of view and life philosophies. She knows grammar isn't easy to get used to, but trusts that there is always a way to do things in order to achieve great results.

      Diana has a strong sense of teamwork, is collaborative and without her joyful energy the school just wouldn't be the same. With Diana, it is easy to have a good time.

      "To be a Spanish instructor is a human, experiential, cultural exchange; I always learn something from my students, they help me see reality from other points of view and see the world with new eyes."

Heysel,  another teacher in the Colibri team, is optimistic, open-minded, and  responsible, qualities that are immediately recognizable in her personality.  She's always open to learning about new cultures and customs. She is a  Christian and considers herself to be a traditional person.

  Heysel  has a degree in Sustainable Tourism, which she chose because of her love for  the environment and agro-ecotourism. She loves the sound of birds singing in  the morning, and loves the peace of nature.

  Heysel  says Being in Colibri Spanish School has allowed me to enrich my teamwork  skills and to widen my horizons about cultural diversity and my worldview. As a  teacher, I feel fulfilled when I see that my students are satisfied with their  learning experience of our language and culture.

Noelia Corrales founded Colibri Spanish School in 2005. She believes deeply that another world is possible: a world of diversity, with equal rights for men and women, a world free of pollution. She believes that a life without dreams and utopias is not worth living.

Some of her responsibilities in Colibrí Spanish School include answering e-mails, organizing integrated development activities for the team, and handle the legal aspect of the business as well as internal communication. She loves facilitate Biodanza, games and conversations about interesting topics for student groups.

In addition to working in the school, she works with a group of women weavers: Telares Indígenas Nicaragua located in El Chile community of Matagalpa.
A personal comment from Noelia: "Founding this Spanish school and working with it every day has been a challenge for me, not only because we are a business that ensures quality service, but also because in everything I do I try to put love, passion and energy into it, so that it is in harmony with my principles. Without a doubt, Colibri Spanish School has given me intercultural experience, has enriched my professional experience, and has been an invaluable opportunity to grow as a person."

Thanks to all those who have believed in this dream.

Esther is the most recent addition to our school.  She enjoys making coffee and tea for everyone, she takes care of the plants and she gives cooking classes to all of the students.  She has great patience and is able to  demonstrate and teach the cooking  and preparing of delicious, authentic Nicaraguan cooking.

She is a friendly woman, always kind and with a smile on her face.  She enjoys being a  member of the staff at Escuela de Español Colibri'.  She feels that she is treated as an equal among all of the staff and there is open and honest communication among all.  This is very important to her.  

In Ester's free time there are many things she likes to do:  She gives manicures and pedicures and dreams of having her own business doing this in the future. 

We are very happy to have Ester as a new member of our school We have known and loved her for many years before she joined the staff  at Escuela de Español Colibri'.   Welcome Ester!!!

Odelba has been a Spanish teacher since 2008. Before working at Colibri, she studied  Psychology, but her love for the Spanish language has sent her back to the  university, where she is currently studying Spanish Language and Literature.

  Odelba  is a good example of a person who loves reading, a person who connects to the  world through books. Her favorite authors include Gioconda Belli, Eduardo  Galeano, Herman Hesse, and other great literary figures who touch on social and  political topics. She combines her professional life as a Spanish teacher with  her work as a masseuse. In her words, massage therapy ist work; it's a  pleasure to connect with another person through self-care and self-respect.

  In  addition to her teaching, Odelba is the school coordinator. She has a strong  sense of responsibility and professionalism. She loves to talk about politics,  religion, personal growth, education, social responsibility, psychology, and  many other topics.

  She  says she likes to teach Spanish because “it gives me the chance to share my  knowledge while at the same time learning about the knowledge, experiences, and  feelings of my students. Teaching means being a part of the growth of other  people and that gives me a lot of satisfaction.