Déborah Valero


Spanish Teacher

Déborah Valero Montijano was born in Madrid, the capital of Spain, twenty-something years ago. Not only is Spanish her mother tongue, but also her vocational career: she graduated from Complutense University of Madrid with a major in Spanish - Language and Literature. She holds a Master’s degree from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Comparative Literature - Literary and Cultural Studies) and is currently finishing her second Master’s degree in the Spanish National Distance Education University – U.N.E.D. (Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language). Her Master’s degree final project, which she is working on these days, is about the uses of ICTs in the Spanish as a Second Language class.

Déborah has been giving private Spanish and English lessons to high school students for years. In 2015, while living in Germany, she gave some Spanish as a Second Language lessons as well. In this area, she is looking to acquire as much experience as possible: in her classes, she not only teaches her students, but also learns from them; she believes that the time for learning is never over.

Déborah thinks that dogs and books are the best friends a person could wish for. She is an avid traveler who tends to leave her heart in every place she visits. She is also a fan of olives and glühwein. Don Quijote de la Mancha is her knight in not-so-shining armor and one of her dreams is to travel back in time to attend Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 premiere. For her, languages are a miracle.