Counselor Spotlight – Licha
In this blog you’ll get to know our 2018 counselor, Licha, who will return as Lead Counselor for summer 2019. She told us what she loves about El Pueblo Spanish camp, as well as the Spanish language and cultures. We’re excited to have her back as a lead counselor for El Pueblo 2019!
What do you love about El Pueblo Spanish Camp?
I love the feeling of community that El Pueblo has. Counselors and campers alike worked so hard to create an environment that was safe, productive, fun and inspiring. I learned so much last summer from the other counselors, and I most definitely grew as a language instructor as well. Going to El Pueblo was just one of those experiences that take hold of your heart and stick with you. I made some of the best connections with some of the most awesome people, and I am beyond excited to do the same this year!
What is your experience with Spanish language and cultures?
First of all: “¡Viva Mexico!” My experience with the Spanish language and culture is deeply tied to my identity, with roots stemming from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. However, I love the richness and complexity that exist within all Spanish cultures. I have traveled and lived in Spain, Mexico and South America, and I hope to continue to expand my knowledge about the Spanish language and its cultures both inside and outside of the classroom.
How do you continue to learn and share Spanish language and cultures?
I am a lifelong student. My days are spent in the classroom with some of the most amazing students learning and sharing information about Spanish cultures through the language, while developing and improving intercultural competence so that we can become well-rounded global citizens. Every day I learn something new, and every day I am challenged to be better. #foreveraprendiz
What is your favorite food from a Spanish speaking country?
Flan. Flan is absolutely amazing. I am not really a dessert person, but there is nothing better after a full meal than a hot cup of coffee and flan. DELICIOUS. If I feel like treating myself, I reach for chocoflán.
Where is she and what does she do when not at camp?
Columbus, GA. I am a Spanish Teacher at Richards Middle School.
We are super excited that some of our consejeros increíbles (like Licha) are returning for another summer at El Pueblo Spanish Camp. Click here to learn about another returning counselor, Sayuri. These counselors were fundadores of Language South’s first summer of El Pueblo Spanish Camp in 2018. This is the last counselor spotlight for this camp season. Sign up for camp today to join them at El Pueblo 2019!
Language South aims to create an engaging and supportive community that inspires and develops lifelong learners and lovers of languages and cultures. Click here to learn more about working at El Pueblo this summer.