¡Hola! Hi! Oi! My name is Alberto Francesco and I am from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean. Growing up there I learned Spanish and English simultaneously, and while my classmates preferred science, history, and math, I developed a steadfast fascination and passion for language and words and how we use these to communicate who we are to the world.
I decided to study linguistics and foreign languages at the University of Puerto Rico, my beautiful alma mater, and after 4 years I obtained a Bachelors degree in Portuguese and French as a dual major. I also took several years of Italian, German, Japanese, and ASL. If you couldnt tell yet, Im obsessed with languages, but I teach mainly Spanish, English, and Portuguese!
I believe Im happiest when Im teaching a language or just leisurely talking about it with friends. When teaching, I get to experience falling in love with the language all over again through my student and that is precisely why I do it. It reminds me of when I started learning a new language myself, every new word was a delicious treat to my senses. I love to find fun and creative mnemonic devices for my students to remember words or grammatical rules by linking these to the understanding they possess of their own native languages. ¡Vamos a aprender mucho, mi gente linda! I hope you are as excited as I am!