I am extremely happy about being part of this awesome group of bloggers, putting together materials and efforts to create the most awesome materials for children, parents and communities out there who share the love and passion of teaching Spanish to children.
My name is Carolina Gomez, and I am originally from Colombia where I have spent a great deal of my life. I am happily married to an American who shares the passion for languages with me. He and I have the most wonderful children who are being raised in a bilingual casita and enjoy the benefits of both cultures. As part of our commitment to raising bilingual children we travel to Colombia whenever we have a bit of time free so our children can spend time with abuelito and abuelita while being immersed in Spanish and enjoy everything from abuelita’s kitchen.
I can say that my love for other languages started when I was very young, but grew even bigger when I first met my husband who at that time was a first year teacher in a bilingual school in Colombia where I was also new to teaching English to children. With his little Spanish I made it my challenge to help him learn the language, and I really enjoyed every single bit of it. During our first year of marriage, we divided the house in different rooms where we could only use Spanish or English, and a room where both languages were allowed. It was extremely fun; it not only helped him, but me with my English, too.
When we moved to the United States, with my background as a language teacher I moved to teaching Spanish to children and I am extremely glad I moved to the US because here I really found my passion for teaching Spanish to young learners.
I am the owner of 1-2-3 Spanish Together, a music-based language program for children, and I blog about my experiences in this program and as a full time teacher at a private school at FunforSpanishTeachers.
I am glad Bilingual Clubhouse is a place where I can continue spreading the love of teaching Spanish to young learners through contributions and experiences as a mom and a teacher. I look forward to posting more and interacting with many of you!