My name is Carolina Gómez, and I am originally from Colombia, where I have spent a significant part of my life. I am happily married to an American who shares my passion for languages. He and I have the most wonderful children who are being raised in a bilingual household and enjoy the benefits of both cultures. As part of our commitment to raising bilingual children, we travel to Colombia whenever we have some free time so that our kids can spend time with their grandparents while immersing themselves in Spanish and enjoying grandma’s cooking.
MY LOVE FOR LANGUAGES
I can say that my love for other languages began when I was very young but grew even more when I met my husband, who was a first-grade teacher at a bilingual school in Colombia at the time when I was also new to teaching English to children. With his limited Spanish, I took on the challenge of helping him learn the language, and I truly enjoyed every part of it. During our first year of marriage, we divided the house into different rooms where we could only use Spanish or English, and one room where both languages were allowed. It was extremely fun and not only helped him but also improved my English.
When we moved to the United States, with my experience as a language teacher, I transitioned to teaching Spanish to children, and I am very happy to have moved to the U.S. because here, I truly found my passion for teaching Spanish to young students.
I am glad that Fun for Spanish Teachers is a place where I can continue to share my love for teaching Spanish to young students through contributions and experiences as a mother and teacher. I look forward to publishing more and interacting with many of you!