Home is where the heart is

Cecilia PintoCEPESMA Idiomas is my very own personal project. Everyone holds something near and dear, and for me, it is languages. I earned my bachelors degree in education with emphasis in languages from San Agustin National University in Arequipa. My degree program included general education courses as well as translation and interpretation of English, Italian and basic French.

Cecilia PintoIn 2001, after several years teaching English to children in bilingual schools in Arequipa, I decided to open CEPESMA Idiomas in order to focus my efforts on what I found most fulfilling: teaching Spanish to travelers. I love the process of teaching and I use an approach that includes both disciplined study, improvisation and storytelling this combination leads to a discovery of what works for each student. I have found it most beneficial to tailor my approach so that the student gains maximum benefit from the class. Also, I find it fascinating to meet and get to know people from around the world and learn about their cultures, languages and traditions. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work with many travelers interested in ecotourism, and have gotten to know many of them quite well. Many suggested that I expand my teaching services to tourists visiting Arequipa. I invite you to explore my hometown, the wonderful "Ciudad Blanca", and absorb the language and culture of Arequipa. We at CEPESMA Idiomas are here to help you do just that, and more.

Arequipa City

Arequipa, known as the White City for its beautiful white walls of sillar, a volcanic stone, lies at the feet of the mighty volcanos of Mount Chachani, Mount Misti, and the snow covered peak of Mount Pichu Pichu.

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