Marcelo Arroyo, MA, M.Ed
Marcelo is from Alajuela, Costa Rica and has been with Intercultura since 1994. He began as a Spanish teacher and while he still teaches, he is also the head of the Spanish department and the school’s Executive Director. He is in charge of teacher training and runs a series of professional development workshops each year. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature and Linguistics from the National University of Costa Rica (recognized as the top teaching college in the country), where he subsequently obtained two masters degrees, one in teaching Spanish as a second language and the other in Adult Education, before going on to become a visiting faculty member at both the UNA and the National Technological University. Marcelo has completed coursework towards a Doctorate in Linguistics, specialized in Spanish dialects of Central America and in the indigenous languages of Mayan and Chibcha. He is the co-author of Intercultura´s Spanish as a Second Language Textbooks and digital program materials. Marcelo organizes the schedule of cultural activities at the school and he himself is a national folk music artist and dancer. He is fluent in English and in his spare time he enjoys reading, music, dancing, spending time with friends and exploring the area’s cultural scene.