Farid is a native of the Guanacaste province, and is a celebrated figure in the folkloric arts scene, famous for his performances of “retahilas” and “bombas” (traditional, humorous poetry). He has participated in many folkloric festivals around the country, been featured several times on national television, and continues to be active in nationwide culture initiatives. Farid studied Teaching English & Spanish as a Second Language at the National University and worked with the MEP (ministry of education) for several years as a teacher before joining Intercultura as a Spanish Professor. In his free time, in addition to his cultural activities, he enjoys playing sports, horse riding and spending time with his friends.
"Farid is the most amazing teacher- he is patient and explains everything clearly. It has been such a fun week with him as a teacher." - Sabrina Regli, 2023
"Farid es muy amable, muy activa y muy divertido. El esta me profesor favorito por cuatro clases. Ahora y hace nueve años. Yo estoy muy feliz con Farid." – Dorothy Slattery, 2023
Farid was dynamic, engaging, and informative. He created a comfortable classroom environment and a safe space to learn. My three weeks here have exceeded all expectations. I would highly recommend this language program to anyone interested in learning Spanish. - Rachel Shanies, 2019
"Farid ia an excellent and very experienced teacher. I was so lucky to be in his class. He was very clear and explained things in a simple way when necessary. I loved all of his games - they were very varied and appropriate." - Michele Aylward, 2019
"Farid was a fantastic teacher! He was full of energy and enthusiastic. He explained lessons clearly and told us about costa rican culture. He has many different forms of teaching like games, quizzing, partner activities that kept the class interesting and fun!" - Katia Johnston, 2018