Ms Lourdes Diaz Chica
Spanish Teacher and Year 11 Mentor
Master's degree in Leadership and Management in Education PGCE Modern Foreign Languages Masters in Educational Management and Leadership
Having spent the last 8 years teaching abroad I am very excited to be back in my hometown, Malaga, and be part of such a unique school in the pearl of Spain, Costa del Sol. I have dedicated all my life to teaching as I believe I can cultivate young adults to be resilient, tolerant, fair, and good citizens. I have taught all year groups from Primary to Sixth Form in a variety of places and countries including 4 years teaching French, this is why I strongly believe we can learn from different world cultures. Teaching languages is the best way to learn about what goes beyond our own context. As a language teacher, there is no such thing as engagement. If my students enjoy what they do, they see meaning and therefore there is an academic performance that goes along that. I enjoy spending time with my students at break and lunchtime as I have the opportunity to talk to them about issues that involve them and build strong relationships. Away from school I love spending time with my daughter Evelina Maria, listening to music with her, and showing her the surroundings of Andalucia. I also enjoy the gym, paddle, going for long walks and going to the cinema.