I was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. My grandparents moved from Italy to Argentina many years ago. At home, my grandparents spoke Italian to us and this is how we learned to understand their language.
The official language in Argentina is Spanish. My mother, being a teacher, knew the importance of speaking a second language and encouraged me and my sister to learn English at an early age. Besides learning English at school, we took private lessons at the Oxford Institute of Buenos Aires for many years. I loved and enjoyed learning English and I knew it would be beneficial to me in the future.
I graduated from Escuela Superior Normal No. 4 in Buenos Aires. While attending school, I tutored Spanish and English to children and adolescents. Soon after graduating, I had the opportunity to come to the United States to spend sometime with my aunt and to further my education. Since I learned British at the Oxford Institute, I insisted in attending one year of High School to get familiar with the American pronunciation and improve my conversational skills. I realized, then, the importance of learning and listening to the different sounds of this beautiful language.
I attended Stone School of Business to prepare myself to work and get some experience. While working at different jobs, I graduated from South Central Community College where Italian was one of my favorites subjects in the curriculum. I also enjoyed tutoring students in Spanish and Italian in this country.
It comes natural to me to speak and integrate the three languages on a daily basis. There are times when I find myself speaking the three languages at home or at a reunion with family and friends. Now that my three children are all grown up, I would like to dedicate more time to do what I always enjoyed doing: teaching the love of languages.
I was very excited and thankful for the opportunity to be working at Aux3Pommes. The school provides a different, innovative and unique approach to teaching a language making the learning experience easier, fun and stimulating.
Perla Marina Bragantini