Mr. Carlos Simon

World Languages Department Head/Spanish Studies Teacher

  • Certified Teacher (Spanish 6 to 12) – Hawaii State Board of Education, USA.
  • Spanish as a second language Teacher Certification – Instituto Cervantes.
  • Postgraduate in teaching Spanish to MS and HS students – Universidad de Cantabria.
  • MBA in business – ESDEN.
  • B.A. in Communication – Universidad Abierta de Cataluña.
  • Specialization in teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture – University of Kentucky.
  • M.Ed Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language – Universidad del Atlántico (Ongoing).
  • + 5 years of experience of teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.

Who am I?

I was born in the capital of Spain, Madrid. Before entering the world of teaching, I spent a few years working in the communication field, and I had the opportunity to participate “behind the cameras” in several TV shows and movies. I earned my Spanish teacher certification in the US. Traveling is my passion, and I lived in England, Ireland, and China. I lived in Vietnam since 2017, it’s a country that I love because of the kindness of the people, the delicious food, and the natural beauty. At the beginning of August 2019 I was named Middle School and High School Spanish teacher at TAS, and in 2020 I was named Head of Department of World Languages.

My educational philosophy:

I create a positive and engaging environment in class that promotes learning. I use communicative methods in which students deduct and learn the grammar and vocabulary by using the language. I bring to the classroom real life tasks and materials that students use to practice and demonstrate understanding. During my lessons students reflect about the process of learning a language.

My priorities at The American School (TAS):

  • To inspire learners.
  • To help students to reflect about their learning process.
  • To promote teamwork and collaboration.
  • To be involved in the TAS community.

Fun Fact:

In Spain I founded a fashion brand.