STAFF AND FACULTY
The Amauta Foundation / Amauta Spanish School staff work in three complementary departments: the Spanish language department, the academic department, and the student welfare and family department.
We have a highly qualified and experienced staff of Spanish teachers and academic professors:
Director of the School
Director of the Spanish Department
Spanish and English Professor as a Foreign Language
Mrs. Cardoso received her degree in Education from Universidad Estatal de Cuenca from the Philosophy Department. She updates her teaching skills by attending education workshops sponsored by Oxford University Cambridge. She has taught Spanish to Brazilians at Colegio Pitágoras, was the Academic Coordinator for Spanish and English sections at Centro Binacional Abraham Lincoln in Cuenca. She has been the Director for the Spanish component of the Lewis & Clark College program since 1994. Now she is the Academic Director of the entire Lewis & Clark overseas program in Ecuador. She is also responsible for the recruitment and retention of Spanish language instructors, organizing other aspects of the program such as sports activities, conferences, meals and other duties as they become necessary.
Coordinator of the Student Welfare and Home-stay Program, Field Trip Leader
Mrs. Ullauri is a native of Cuenca, Ecuador. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from Universidad Estatal de Cuenca and two master’s degrees, one in Education Communication from Universidad Politécnica and the other in Cultural Studies from Universidad del Azuay. She has a diverse background in her work experience, ranging from being a professional tour guide in Ecuador, to being a professor at Universidad del Azuay, where she is also a member of the Academic Council in the Philosophy department. Mrs. Ullauri is responsible for all aspects for the program ranging from home-stay placement, arranging academic excursions and assuring the well being of program participants.
OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF
The teachers at Fundación Amauta / Amauta Spanish School have many years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language. Constantly, Amauta has carried out courses and training workshops so that we are all up to date on teaching techniques. The materials we use are exclusive and designed so that each student gets what they need. At the start of the course each student takes a placement test that informs the professor what areas need to be reviewed and taught.