About Marcus Santamaria
My name is Marcus Santamaria. That’s me in the picture to the left. After getting married and moving to a Spanish speaking country I found myself all at sea. I couldn’t speak any Spanish! I couldn’t mix with the locals or my new family and friends.
I also had another motivation…
As an English teacher, I absolutely needed to learn the language so that I didn’t feel like a fraud! I mean, how could I possibly teach English as a second language when I didn’t even know one myself?
My shame drove me to search endlessly for a better way of learning and teaching. Believe me, learning Spanish was not easy for me…I struggled! Eventually I discovered what I had suspected all along: the problem was not me, but the methods I was using.
Once I discovered what’s really important for communication, (you’ll be amazed at how much of what is normally taught actually gets in the way of communication) and how to best use the mind for rapid learning, I became fluent in Spanish and very successful at teaching, too!
I am now a very successful language teacher – one of the most respected and highest paid in Latin America. But the main reason I have a lot to offer you as a Spanish teacher is simply this: I have been where you are now. I