My name is Virginia and I am a fully qualified language teacher with over 16 years of experience. I grew up in Mendoza, Argentina, by the beautiful Andes mountain range. I graduated as an English Teacher and worked in primary and secondary schools and private language institutions in my home town.

I came to the UK and taught Spanish from complete beginners to A-levels at a comprehensive secondary school in Reading for six years. I was then privileged to become the Head of Spanish at a private boarding school in Oxford where I really enjoyed my teaching experience.

Eight years later I got married and started teaching privately, developing my vision of what I call Joyful Spanish. Joyful Spanish is about bringing joy into learning, exploring the wonders of the Spanish speaking world, sharing our views and above all – enjoying the experience!


What my students say

Frankly, Virginia’s classes are one of the best investments I have ever made both in terms of money and time.

Two things are guaranteed: we learn a lot and have a great deal of fun! I can’t wait for class to start again after the holidays. 

Christiane, Thame


Virginia is an exemplary language teacher. Only a true teacher can make you banish all your inhibitions and just have a go without fear of ‘making a mistake’ or ‘getting it wrong.’ She is constantly encouraging and enthusiastic whilst setting high expectations and enabling you to do your best.

In her lessons I feel like I can speak Spanish even though I don’t know much!!