My name is Virginia, and I am a fully qualified language teacher. I grew up in Mendoza, Argentina, where I trained as “Profesora de Inglés” in Universidad Nacional de Cuyo.

I then moved to the UK where I qualified as a Spanish teacher. I taught beginner to A-Level students in comprehensive and private secondary schools for 15 years in Reading and Oxford as Head of Department. After that, I began teaching privately, developing Joyful Spanish.

Joyful Spanish is about bringing joy into language learning, exploring the wonders of the Spanish speaking world and getting to know each other in the process. We offer online courses for young students and adults of all levels!


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!!