Media


Interviews 

Kate Winder from Confident Communication interviewed me about my new book, Weaving Words: The Alchemy of Languages,.We talked about having a more heart centered approach to language learning, using poetry to express your true self, learning with teachers with small businesses vs. large education companies and going beyond just learning grammar and vocabulary to be able to express yourself. 

Benjamin Spall, co-author of My Morning Routine, one of Amazon’s best business books of 2018, asked me about my morning routine.

My Morning Routine is a retired independent online magazine that published a brand new, inspiring morning routine every Wednesday for over six and a half years.

For Pink Pangea, the community of women who love to travel, I wrote about my time in Berlin when I was a digital nomad language teacher.

I talked about my favourite places in Berlin and my way of life there.

The online magazine Judaica in the Spotlight interviewed me on my teaching and my help to many people of Sephardic Jewish ancestry to reconnect with their ancestral homeland and why it’s important.

One of my first interviews was for Lillie Marshall, a teacher traveler, founder of Around the World L and Teaching Traveling. 

In the interview I talk about being a language teacher while traveling around the world. If you are curious about my beginnings, here you have a taste.

Guest posts and articles

Journaling for Language Learning? Oh yes! – Guest post for French Sunny Side.

Video Interviews

Interview Kai Chan & María Ortega García @ LANGFEST 2019

Kay Chan, the creator of the Power Language Index, Gender Progress Index, and Intelligence Capital Index, and I were talking about languages and learning them prior LangFest 2019 kick off.

Interview with Jam Gamble

In this interview with fellow teacher and founder of Slay the Mic, Jam Gamble, we talk about what it means being a teacher but also a woman who takes pole dance lessons. We discuss women’s self-expression in the field of education.

Interview with Jonathan Huggins

In this interview with Jonathan Huggins, creator of the 30-day speaking challenge. We talk about online teaching, creating an online education business and teaching and learning languages.

Interview with Kate Winder

I had the pleasure of chatting with Kate about my new book, Weaving Words: The Alchemy of Languages, and having a more heart centered approach to language learning, using poetry to express your true self, learning with teachers with small businesses vs. large education companies and going beyond just learning grammar and vocabulary to be able to express yourself.

Podcasts

For Speaking Tongues podcast, Elle and I talk about methods for learning another language. We also talked about the importance of developing your own voice when learning a language  and taking ownership of the Spanish language through writing and poetry. 

Kris Broholm from Actual Fluency Podcast and I talked about connecting deeper with the language you’re trying to learn and making it yours, which has been the most successful approach I’ve seen over the years.

For Clover English podcast, Kerry and I chat about my expat life in Ireland, my connection with the country and slow language learning. 

In this two-part interview, Kate Fisher and I talk about why I am passionate about poetry when it comes to helping students understand the structure behind a language. In the second part of the conversation, we talk about my creative approach to teaching language, poetry and walking and talking on the Camino de Santiago.

Kerstin Cable from The Fluent Show podcast interviewed me on how to play with a language you love. I talked about poetry and how yo use it to improve your language learning.

Danielle Serpico interviewed me in her podcast / radio show Mind Matters in 103.2 Dublin FM. We talked about speaking in public, overcoming social anxiety and gaining confidence when speaking in front of crowds. 

For Wild Cozy Truth podcast, Renee Powers and I discuss feminine embodiment, safe expression of sensuality, and how embracing sexiness doesn’t happen overnight and is an ongoing journey. 

I am available for interviews, profiles and public speaking engagements and workshops.

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About María

María, global traveller and self-employed businesswoman, is a trained, certified, and experienced teacher and DELE examiner, and certified SIELE exam trainer with a degree in Arts and a masters in Scenery Arts.
She is a Spanish grammar expert who loves exploring creativity, culture, art and self-expression in the target language as a way to connect the brain knowledge with  heart knowledge.