Lower School Spanish Teacher
Aïda Garcia-Pons is a native of Barcelona, Spain, and has been teaching languages and translating young adult novels for over 20 years. She graduated from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) with a B.A. in interpreting and translation in five different languages, and obtained a TESOL certificate in the UK before teaching English and British Literature & Culture in China and Bangladesh. She also has been trained in the Responsive Classroom approach. After returning to Europe, she taught Spanish and English in Oxford, UK. Aïda’s literary translation work has focused on YA novels. Think Divergent, vampires, dystopian worlds, and the takeover of the Internet. Aïda is an avid reader and a passionate student of languages. When not teaching or translating, she enjoys going on adventures with her family and friends. Aïda joined the Black Pine Circle community in January 2022. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience, and learning from her students in class.
Why I Work with Children
Children are our future, it is a joy to be learning from them.
A Favorite Book
Viaje al país de los lacetas, by Sebastià Sorribas.
Aïda attended the same elementary school as opera tenor Josep Carreras.