Asami from the USA 🇺🇸, living in Spain 🇪🇸

Hello to all you Chatterbugs and Beekeepers! :wave: :blush:

My name is Asami (she/her), and I am a mixed-race, third culture individual from Florida :sunny: :palm_tree: :ocean: in the USA. Currently, I live in Madrid, Spain :night_with_stars::wine_glass: :metro:. I’m fluent in English and proficient in Spanish. I can speak a little Japanese and Georgian, too!

I have a Master of Education degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University :books: and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida :crocodile:. I also have a TEFL certificate and an active U.S. teaching license for ESL and English Language Arts. I have been teaching learners of all ages and backgrounds in schools, language academies, and online in different countries since 2012 :apple:. I have also worked as a Teacher Trainer and as an Education Manager at a startup. At the moment, I am studying for my Executive MBA degree :briefcase: as I am fully transitioning into the EdTech space :computer:.

I encourage everyone to live in a different country at least once in their life because my experiences abroad in Georgia :georgia:, South Korea :kr:, Costa Rica :costa_rica:, and Spain :es: have been incredible! Learning a new language is challenging, but so rewarding. You begin to see the world in a completely different way and deepen your empathy toward others. :heartpulse:

In my spare time, I love to dance :dancer: (any salsa dancers, here?), swim :swimming_woman:, and try new food :shallow_pan_of_food:. I’m definitely a foodie and eat my way around the world :drooling_face: :stew:. Here in Madrid, you’ll find me enjoying tapas and cañas in a terraza :beers: or looking at art :art: in museums and other exhibitions.

I can’t wait to teach and learn with you! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Hope you will buzz your way into a Live Lesson with me soon :catbee:.

Me in front of the Almudena Cathedral in front of the Royal Palace in Madrid!


Hola, Asami :blush: ¡Bienvenida! Nos alegra tener una tutora con tanta experiencia. Yo soy colombiana, así que comparto contigo el amor por el baile y más la salsa :dancer:. Estoy segura los estudiantes estarán muy feliz de conocerte :happyllama:.


Wow, what an interesting profile! Welcome Asami :slightly_smiling_face: It sounds like you’ll have lots of interesting experiences to share with our students.

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¡Hola, Sandra! :grinning: Muchísimas gracias. Mi sueño es bailar salsa en Cali :colombia: :dancer: algún día. :crossed_fingers:

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Hi, Maddy! :wave: Thank you very much for the warm welcome. :blush:

Hi Asami! Nice to meet you! Very cool profile! Wondering if you’re missing Publix like I am :joy: :smiley:

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Hello, Ary! PUBLIX SUBS yessss :baguette_bread: :raised_hands: :joy: True source of Floridian pride. :sparkling_heart: I saw your profile and I’m impressed with how many languages you speak! I also like to write poetry. :grinning:

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Yes! I am looking forward to visiting back home after things settle down and getting some Publix cookies as well :joy: It’s very cool that you also write poetry, I think Spain is a wonderful place for inspiration.

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Hello Asami,
nice to see you here at Chatterbug. I agree with you, that learning a language deepen your empathy toward others.
Have a good time in Spain.
Ciao Danielaxxx

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Hello, Daniela! Thank you for your welcome. :blush: Have you ever visited Spain? I hope you are enjoying your English language learning experience!

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Hello Asami,
when I was a child I went to Spain with my parents. I enjoyed the beach life and collected shells and beautiful stones. Everyday we at strawberries with cream.
It is a big fun to learn English at chatterbug. To get in contact with so many different persons is a great pleasure. Have a good time!

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Hi again, Daniela! That sounds lovely. :heart_eyes: I’m in landlocked Madrid, so you made me want to take a trip to the beach! :beach_umbrella: I would like to go to the south of Spain to a city called Cádiz. I’ve never been there before, but I’ve heard many good things! I’m so glad to read that you are having fun on Chatterbug. Thank you for your good wishes! :catbee: