Meet the Education Team

Prof. Carlos Roncal, Founder & CEO

 Prof. Roncal’s mission is to bring learning, understanding, and appreciation of international languages and cultures for travel, work, career development, and advancement. He is a seasoned global citizen who treats our world as a delicate place that has to be conserved and passed on to future generations. Today he continues to share his love for learning by teaching the advanced classes for ESL, English as a Second Language, Spanish, French and Portuguese. He recognizes the importance of pairing students and teachers effectively for optimal potential growth. “Our customized language programs for our students is a serious part of World Language Schools,” Prof Roncal states. Prof, Roncal speaks five languages and is an accomplished linguist. He has authored many articles pertaining to learning languages and general education. He returned to school in 2018 to earn his School Principal Certification at Lamar University.  His passion for learning and desire to help kids motivated him to succeed at the highest level.  

Contact Prof. Roncal directly at carlos@world-languageschools.com

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Ms. Paula N. – ESL and Spanish Teacher 

Ms. Paula, an ESL, and Spanish teacher is an essential part of our teaching staff. Originally from Massachusetts, she spent time in Costa Rica perfecting her Spanish. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. When interviewed, Ms. Paula was asked what she would like to do; she answered, “Anything that needs to be done”. This dedication is a commonality among us. We are delighted to have Ms. Paula as a member of our team.

Ms. Camila L.  –  German Teacher 

Originally from La Paz Bolivia, Ms. Camila is now based in Spain and is our beginner, intermediate, and advanced German teacher. She has successfully prepared students to pass the German Citizenship Exam administered by the German Government which consists of 300 questions. Based in Europe, Ms. Camila directs our German Online Program.

She earned a MAS degree in Languages and speaks fluent German, Spanish, English, and Catalan.
Ms.Camila is also involved in our translations, interpretations, and localization areas.
We are very proud to have Ms. Camila as one of our top linguists. 

Ms. Lin – Chinese Teacher

Ms. Lin has been teaching Chinese in the U.S. Schools for over 5 years and is now a part of our Chinese Dept. She loves to teach Chinese to heritage learners.

Ms. Rita Z. – Mandarin Teacher

Ms. Rita brings eight years of experience teaching from China as a Corporate HR Trainer to our team.  Her teaching philosophy emphasizes helping students forget they’re in a classroom environment. Ms. Rita’s teaching style is natural, fun, and relaxing.  Students will dynamically learn Mandarin by playing games, listening to songs, painting, and watching movies.

Currently, she is teaching Mandarin Chinese at a Montessori School. Her progressive teaching style and upbeat personality will bring excitement for learning to her classroom.

 

Mr. Luis S. – Russian, ESL, and Spanish Teacher 

Mr. Luis is an ESL teacher, a budding entrepreneur, and Innovation Technologist. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian and maintains a growing level of fluency in French. He has a passion for travel and desires to see the world while bringing such experiences to his students. His travels have included countries in South America and Europe.

Md. Francesca P. – Italian Teacher, Translator,  Interpreter 

Md. Francesca has an advanced degree and is a certified translator and interpreter for English, Italian and French. Originally from Victoria, Italy, Md. Francesca is a young promising language professional.

She attended the International University of Languages and Media in Milano, Italy. IULM is a well-know Center of Excellence for languages, tourism, and the enhancement of cultural heritage.

Additionally, Md. Francesca attended The Université Bordeaux Montaigne in Péssac Bordeaux France. She travels to Wales to perfect her English skills and is fully trilingual in English, Italian, and French Welcome, Md. Francesca, our newest addition to World Language Schools teaching and translating staff

Mr. Terence G. – International Arts Department 

International Film – Video – Video Game, TV Production, and Localization Teacher 

Mr. Terence will be teaching our beginning and intermediate international film, video, and video game production, and identifying our student’s talent for these arts. 

Mr. Terence is the CEO and Co-Owner of TnG Films LLC and Black Ink Pictures LLC. His uncanny eye with versatility and flair has led him to successfully direct numerous cross-genre projects, which include music videos, branded commercials, feature-length films, new media series, and documentaries. His passion for photography has paralleled his film making skill set. His most recent work includes directing the documentary feature film What’s in a Name- A Versace Story” and executive producing the”The Legendary Marion Williams” documentary. Terence is the creator of the Youthful Ambition YA Series and Brand, inventor of the automotive traction device called the Traction Master, and a former member of the Brooklyn Jiu-Jitsu team that won the IMAC World Championship in 1998. When not directing or producing, he spends time as an Officer and Aviator with the United States Air Force’s Civil Air Patrol, a member of Rotary International, and a Delegate with the National Police Defense Foundation.

B.A. Computer Science from City University of New York Graduate Center, and Certification in Film, Video and Television Directing, New York University.

 

Ms. Olga E. – Director of Russian Studies  – Instructor, Interpreter, Translator

Ms. Olga is an experienced multi-language professional consultant, author, and educator. She has worked with corporate and individual clients in creating Russian language learning programs. A native Russian, with work experience in the USA for over 22 years, Ms. Olga has an MBA from Iowa State University and an M.S./B.A. degree from Moscow State University and is a certified English-Russian interpreter/translator. Ms. Olga is bilingual in English and Russian; she has also studied French, Spanish and Croatian languages. Her experience includes cross-cultural projects and initiatives for the US Agency for International Development, the US Information Agency, World Bank, Monsanto Corporation, Iowa International Development Foundation and Legislative Council, and School of Agricultural Banking, Credit and Finance. Ms. Olga has extensive knowledge of corporate, industrial, and agribusiness terminology which she used to author the English-Russian Agricultural Dictionary and Phrasebook. “With the addition of Ms. Olga, we now have the resources to provide interpretation and translation services at the highest levels in government, business, and other international institutions,” said Prof. Carlos A. Roncal.

Ms. Beth R. – Director of Career Development 

We are very proud to have Ms. Beth as our “Gap Year” international career coach and advisor.  With her expertise, we can counsel students and professionals in career preparation, career change, and career move at the local and international levels. As an international speaker and teen coach, she has much experience to offer our students as they progress within our school system and beyond.

Beth is a certified teacher with profound career experience in education; she is the author of the book “7 Doors In”, which chronicles her experiences teaching in a maximum-security penitentiary. Her success in teaching in a maximum prison has led her story to be optioned and developed into a scripted feature film. 

She has taught and counseled both teen and adult students, at a variety of educational institutions. Her dedication has earned her the Correctional Teacher of the Year Award, Sanford Inspirational Teacher Award, a nomination for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a finalist for the worldwide competitive Rosenthal Award. 

Ms. Beth earned a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Michigan Technological University and M.A.E. degree in Administrative Supervision and Instruction from Northern Michigan University.

Originally from Michigan, Ms. Beth now lives with her husband and children in Iowa. 

Ms. Beth also serves in the same capacity at our sister school and Knowledge Unit, Frisco International School.