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English Courses

Designed for ESL students, both kids and adults in ILCSA

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Spanish Courses

Come! and learn Spanish at ILCSA

Corporate Courses

Improve customer service and facilitate inter-staff relations

Medical Interpreter Courses

Provide competent care for Spanish-speaking patients

Dora Stronza

Dora Stronza

Administrative Director

Susareth Andino

Susareth Andino

Enrollment Counselor

Harry Hjerpe

Harry Hjerpe

Enrollment Counselor

Lily Valades

Lily Valades

Chinese Teacher

Lily is native of Taiwan and graduated from Hsiuping University of Science and Technology. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and English. Since then, she lived all over the world working for the Department of Defense in the field of Finance and Accounting. In her spare time she has had the opportunity to teach basic and intermediate Chinese at the American high school. She also taught English and Mandarin Chinese to non-American students throughout the years in a group and individual setting. She currently resides in San Antonio with her husband, to be close to her daughters and grandchildren. Since July 2015, she has been part of the ILCSA team teaching Mandarin Chinese to individual students.
Aida Abshere

Aida Abshere

English & Spanish Teacher

I was born in Mexico City, Mexico. I have been very blessed to visit many parts of the world. I love experiencing new places and cultures with my husband and two daughters. I have been very lucky to be able to work in some of these countries as an English language teacher. I have also worked as an elementary school teacher here in the States and abroad. I truly enjoy teaching English and Spanish at ILCSA. My favorite experience of teaching is seeing the look on someone’s face when they realize that they ‘got it’.
Nura Ajanovic

Nura Ajanovic

German Teacher

Nura Ajanovic is a German and English teacher and translator. She has taught in public schools and corporate setting. She believes that languages unite, not divide us. When she isn’t in class, she spends time reading, hiking, and trying not to do the worst head stand in her yoga class.
Sandy Ree

Sandy Ree

English Teacher

I graduated from Penn State University in 1967 with a B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Spanish. In my junior year I spent a semester in Salamanca, Spain, as part of their study abroad program. After graduating, I taught Spanish at Neshaminy H.S. in Pennsylvania for seven years. I also taught Spanish at Robert E. Lee H.S. in San Antonio for thirteen years and retired in 2006. I began teaching English at ILCSA in 2007. I love teaching the adults who come to our school from countries all over the world eager to learn the English language.
Francesco Perdona

Francesco Perdona

Italian Teacher

Francesco was born and raised in Northern Italy and has had the pleasure and the privilege of teaching Italian for more then five years. He has taught students of all ages and from diverse background, in group,  one-on-one classes and tutoring. His diploma is in classical studies, received in Bergamo – Italy, and he attended university in Padua and Rome, always in classical studies. He has received awards for his poetry and he is working in the music business here in USA and in Europe. He wishes through his teaching to keep his deep connection with the Italian language as well as to relate to his students the cultural and social nuances he thinks make his language so unique and interesting.
Tsai Hsia Bull

Tsai Hsia Bull

Chinese Teacher

My name is Tsai Hsia Bull (Cheri).  I was born in Taiwan and I have been in the US for more than 20 years. I speak English and Chinese. My primary language is Chinese. I learned English in Denver, Colorado. I enjoy teaching Chinese.
María Núñez

María Núñez

Spanish Teacher

Have you ever dreamed of putting a star on your students heart, making a difference in their lives?

Maria was born on January 22, 1966  in México City  but she grew up in Puebla, México. She was raised with a very traditional family values, being the youngest of five children. She graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from“Universidad Vicente de Paul”. Earned the degree in Education on 1986. On 1987 she was certified by the international institute of Sugestopedia, educational system created by Dr. Georgi Losanv to integrate the hemispheres of the brain, increasing the process of learning with alpha music concerts and ludic activities.

Pilar Berea

Pilar Berea

French & Spanish Teacher

My Name is Pilar Berea de Legaspi.  I was born in Mexico City where I grew up, completed my studies as a teacher in Spanish, French and English;  I also studied two years in Paris at the Sorbonne where I got a certificate of Langue et Civilisation Francaise, Oscar, our son lives with his family in Princeton, N:J:, and our daughter Pamela lives with her family in San Antonio. Our five grandkids (ranging from 10 months to 12 years of age) are our pride and our joy. I love teaching and that’s what I’ve been doing for the last 26 years. I’m very happy to be part of the teaching staff of ILCSA,
Susan Conrad

Susan Conrad

English Teacher

Born in California, raised in West Africa, and schooled in Nebraska, Susan finally ended up in San Antonio where she has lived and worked for the last 20 years. Susan has more than 20 years teaching experience in the public and private sectors.  She enjoys good pastries, good coffee, and good conversation.
Matthew Van Ryn

Matthew Van Ryn

English Teacher

I am a lover of language. I have a degree in linguistics. I have formally studied Spanish and Modern Hebrew. I am teaching myself New Testament Greek. I am creating the Xaliqaj language. I enjoy proofreading and editing.

I believe that humor is a necessary part of everyday life.

I am a husband, and the father of two boys and a girl.

I prefer to play basketball or run as my form of exercise. I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy watching sports events, especially live. I actively listen to several styles of music.

I love to attend concerts.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to teach at ILCSA, and I look forward to helping many students learn how to speak, read and write English fluently.

Nevena Perez

Nevena Perez

English Teacher

I was born in Bulgaria, and spent half of my life there, When I moved to the United States I studied at a Local Community College and then I transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. I graduated with Honors in Applied Learning and Development with ESL and continued my teaching career at a local elementary school. I lived in Prague the Czech Republic; Santa Fe, NM; Bulgaria; Austin, TX, and San Antonio TX. All the while I taught EFL (English as a Foreign Language), ESL (English as a second language), elementary school, and I taught at a college level as well. My last job was at Lackland Air Force Base teaching English to the Royal Saudi Cadets.

My wish is to continue helping those who want to learn another language and open a window toward the world!

Alejandra Salinas

Alejandra Salinas

Spanish Teacher

Hi! My name is Alejandra Salinas, I am originally from Mexico. I have a law degree and a Masters degree in Human Resources Administration. In Mexico I taught at a University for five years teaching various subjects as: Administration, Public Administration and Communication. I moved to the US in 2005. I have been teaching Spanish at ILCSA since 2013. It has been a great experience. I really enjoy what I do.

Erika Schrader

Erika Schrader

Spanish Teacher

My name is Erika Schrader Saldarriaga, I was born and raised in Colombia.

I am married and have two wonderful children. My family and I have had the opportunity to live in several countries. In 2001 we moved to Toledo, Ohio where we lived for 9 years. I studied Spanish as a second language and have worked as a teacher for language institutes and private schools since 2005.

Alejandra Nuñez

Alejandra Nuñez

Spanish Teacher

My name is Alejandra Nuñez, I am originally from Puebla, Mexico, a state rich in culture and cuisine. I am 43 years old. I am a mother of two wonderful children and happily married for 18 years. I graduated in business administration, I studied at the Universidad Iberoamericana Golfo Center. I practiced business administration for three years in at Xerox Mexico as a trainer for the area of Customer Service. I also worked 15 years with the Puebla Government in various positions, at the time of my departure I was part of human resources as Deputy Director of training and planning. In 2012, My family and i came to this country. Here I have had the opportunity to continue providing training courses, as well as being a member of ILCSA where I am teaching my native language.
Uli Kehl

Uli Kehl

German Teacher

Uli is a certified German teacher and has been teaching German for over three years individual and group classes in language schools and companies in Switzerland and the U.S. Previously, he worked as a program coordinator for a business school in Germany and organized Executive MBA programs and seminars in Europe and Asia. He graduated from University of Mannheim in Germany with a Master’s in Philology with an Economics Qualification.
Troy Headrick

Troy Headrick

German Teacher

I attended graduate school at Texas A&M University and received an MA, in English, and then began working on my PhD.  About three years into my doctorate, I dropped out to take a lucrative teaching job in the United Arab Emirates.  In addition to working in the UAE, I’ve done educational consulting work and teacher training as a Peace Corps Volunteer, in Poland, and I’ve taught academic writing, ESL, and critical thinking at universities in Turkey and Egypt.  While in Egypt, I met a wonderful Egyptian woman whom I married.  I also witnessed the 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak.  The Egyptian revolution was a transformative experience.  All in all, I’ve lived about twenty or so years outside the United States.  My time abroad has opened my eyes and mind and helped me become very committed to internationalism and multiculturalism.

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