What English Interactive offers: Adept native-proficiency English as a Foreign Language teachers equipped with the hard and soft skills required to make your class a stimulating and worthwhile experience. Throughout the last 10 years, we have worked closely with leading companies in their fields, providing language training, translation and cultural training services

Our Mission:

To become a leading language teaching company that provides a supportive learning environment in which our students may significantly and efficiently improve their language skills through customized class content using the latest educational technology.

Our Teachers:

Maria Cognata
Maria was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri in the United States. While attending Saint Louis University, she spent six months living and studying in Madrid, Spain. Having studied International Relations and Sociology, she is excited about learning new languages and knowing different cultures. She moved to Chile in 2015 to improve her Spanish and to foster this passion for learning and having new experiences. Maria received her Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from an international TEFL training institute and has been teaching English classes since her arrival to Chile over two years ago. She enjoys helping students through their language learning process and seeing them progress and achieve their English language goals. She is also enthusiastic about the interactive and individualized approach to learning that English Interactive offers. She believes that this personalized approach to learning allows students to succeed both in and outside the classroom. When not in the classroom, Maria enjoys learning and practicing her Chilean Spanish, being outside hiking in the mountains or relaxing on the beach, reading and spending time with family and friends over a delicious meal.

Andres Monteiro
Andres is an English Teacher from Buenos Aires. Born to a Brazilian mother and an Argentinean father and raised in different countries (Europe, Asia and South America) due to his father’s profession as an Interpreter/Translator for the UN. As a result he developed a love for different cultures and languages, which are his passion as currently he speaks 4 (English, Spanish, Portuguese and German). After studying Tourism, Interpretation/ Translation (in Argentina and Brazil) and Business Administration (in Switzerland) he decided to invest his time doing what he loves most: teaching and meeting people. With 10 years of experience teaching English as a Foreign Language in different countries he decided to try the Chilean culture and has been enjoying this country since February 2015. Andres is a nature lover and enjoys the outdoors, and when he is not teaching he likes to surf, play guitar and dance…. true story!!

Sarah Zoeller
Sarah was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States. She attended the University of Miami where she studied business administration and Spanish. After graduating, she began working as a volunteer English teacher at a Miami language school while completing her TEFL certification. She moved to Chile to teach English and experience the world. Sarah loves to teach students at all levels and ages. She believes in the use of games, technology and multimedia in the classroom to stimulate conversation and interest in learning. She also focuses heavily on the unique learning and needs of each student. Outside of class, Sarah likes to play soccer, run, and go camping. She also spends her time cooking with friends and reading nonfiction literature.

Felipe Rodriguez
Felipe was born and raised in Talca, 250 km to the south of Santiago, but has lived in the Chilean capital for the most part of his adult life. He finished a degree in Linguistics and Literature in 2009 at the Catholic University and in 2014 completed a Masters in Communication and Education at the same institution. He has taught English for different companies since he began his professional career in 2010, but he has also worked in the areas of marketing and corporate communication. He has also participated in social projects, teaching young students about Media and Film Criticism. Felipe is passionate about culture and the arts. He’s an active film writer for a Chilean blog devoted to independent cinema. He loves including a wide range of topics in his classes, such as literature, current affairs, film, and work to not only foster the students’ use of the English language, but also their ability to be critical and assertive in a foreign tongue. He believes that finding engaging topics that students can deeply relate to is a crucial element in the learning process.

Tania Rusque
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, with a two-year hiatus in a teensy weensy town in Italy called Lanciano (long story), Tania feels blessed to be living in a country that does not require her to brave minus-30-degree temperatures. tania final As a graduate from the New York University Masters in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program, she is particularly interested in modernizing the traditional language classroom to include interactive technologies which enhance the language learning process. In her present position as Director of English Interactive in Chile for the past three years, she is very grateful to work with so many dedicated students and teachers. Apart from founding the language school, she has had the opportunity to teach at the Universidad de Chile, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and the CEPAL (Comisión Económica para América Latina). Prior to moving to Chile, she lived and taught in Toronto, New York, China, and Italy. When not in the office, Tania enjoys taking the time to appreciate the outdoors on horseback in the mountains. She also enjoys swimming, reading and eating home cooked food with family and friends.

Tim Dolinger
Tim Dolinger was born in Princeton, New Jersey, but proceeded to move around his entire life; growing up, he lived in six different states around the US before the age of 12. Tim went on to study Sociology at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, as well as studying one full year in Santiago, Chile, at Universidad Alberto Hurtado. It was during this time that he fell in love with Chile, and after completing his studies, Tim decided to return to the country he had grown to love. Tim have been working and traveling his way through Chile for more than a year. He started teaching English in Puerto Varas, initially just as a way to fund his travels, but after teaching for several months, Tim discovered that language is his passion. Tim’s current goals are to both teach effectively everything he knows about the English language as well as learn whatever he can about human communication. Heis constantly marveled by the infinite complexity of a system of sounds and symbols that we all take for granted, and Tim makes sure to translate this passion into informative and thought-provoking classes where he and his students explore both the technical aspects of language, such as grammar, as well as the pragmatic aspects of language. When he’s not geeking out about language, Tim spends most of his time biking around the city, exploring, hiking, playing guitar, and rock climbing.

Petya Miteva
Petya studied Linguistics at Williams College, MA, USA with a particular focus on Phonetics and Phonology (the pronunciation of sounds). Her senior thesis presented original research on Hungarian vowel harmony. She was a Japanese language tutor in college and has taught English in Bulgaria, Argentina and Chile. Her particular strengths are Business English, complex grammar, TOEFL, IELTS and SAT prep. Passionate about languages in general, Petya speaks Bulgarian, Italian, Japanese and is learning German at the moment. Her other interest include travel, hiking, geography, philosophy, entrepreneurship, marketing, literature, vegetarian cooking, environmentalism, yoga, and cats.

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