Team Lingua Viva

Instructors

Carolina
Language Instructor

Carolina is a charming and lively member of Lingua Viva with 11+ years of teaching experience. She loves to teach students appropriate ways to communicate effectively in Spanish without the fear of making mistakes. She holds a professional teaching license and has a graduate degree with emphasis in Foreign Language.


Juan Pablo
Language Instructor

Born in Cali, but raised in London, Juan Pablo has led an interesting life. He has an undergraduate degree in Foreign Language and 10+ years of experience. Juan Pablo has taught and worked as a professor and interpreter in Spanish, English, and French languages. He prides himself on having a ‘situational teaching style’, which means he caters lessons to fit student needs. He is serious about teaching, responsible, professional, clear, and concise.


Andrés
Language Instructor

Andres Felipe received an undergraduate degree from the Universidad del Valle in Foreign Language and Instruction. By definition, he is a true polyglot speaking Spanish, French, English, and constantly learning more. Andres has 7+ years of teaching experience. He is a Caleño through and through and says “I love to teach, and it’s my pleasure to see students understanding, progressing, and speaking Español, my native language”.

Paola
Language Instructor

Paola is a Cali native with undergraduate degrees in Foreign Language Instruction and Psychology. She has 12+ years of experience in teaching and translation. Paola enjoys teaching idiomatic expressions and that her students live the language through culture. She says "teaching is my passion and I love to see students use their knowledge in their daily lives".

Sandra
Language Instructor

Sandra is a true salsa loving Caleña. She is passionate about languages, traveling, and volunteering. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Languages with extensive experience in education and customer service. She has 10+ years of experience both as an Instructor and translator in English, French and Spanish. She also holds a specialization in teaching from the Universidad del Valle. She says “it’s essential for me to plan my Spanish lessons accordingly to my students needs and likes".

Linda
Language Instructor

Linda, a native of Cali, holds a degree in Foreign Languages from Univerisidad del Valle, and a diploma in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. She has 7+ years of experience teaching English and Spanish. For Linda teaching is a cultural approach and an opportunity for mutual learning and cultural exchange.

Danny
Online Class Instructor

Bio coming soon...

Diana
Online Class Instructor

Bio coming soon...

Staff

Dayron Wapache
Academic Director & Partner

Dayron is co-owner, and the heart of Lingua Viva. He is a licensed Educator and Interpreter with 15+ years of experience, and holds a graduate degree in Foreign Language Instruction. A native Caleño who creates a comfortable environment for his students. Dayron is loved by all and inspires confidence in his students when learning and speaking Spanish. He is also an avid comedian that loves to dance salsa.

David Mobley
Owner & Managing Director

Originally from the US, David currently calls Cali home. He has an undergraduate degree in Marketing, and 15+yrs of business management experience. Following a one-year solo motorcycle journey from Denver to Argentina in 2014, David decided to hang up the traditional ‘suit & tie’ in search of a more laid back lifestyle. David has traveled to 60+ countries, raced motorcycles professionally, sailed through the Caribbean, and most recently rode a bicycle for 100 days across the United States.