Ashley Stickel de Barria has been studying the Spanish language and its diverse cultures for 14 years. She graduated from The Ohio State University with her bachelor’s degree in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures with a minor in Sociology in 2014. She has taught both English as a foreign language and Spanish. She taught English at an English language institute as a language-teaching intern while studying abroad in Chile in 2014. Teaching English is what sparked her interest in teaching language while she was still in university. She later studied to receive her certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). During university, Ashley was also given the opportunity to teach Spanish to homeschooled students and has since begun teaching homeschooled students online. As a former homeschooled student herself, Ashley is familiar with the challenges of homeschooling from the student’s perspective. She is excited to be offering her Spanish classes independently online where she will be able to share her love of the Spanish language and the many cultures associated with it with her students.
Ashley Stickel de Barria currently lives in Concón, Valparaiso, Chile with her Chilean husband where she teaches Spanish online and ESL with local students one-on-one.
“My 9th grade daughter took Ashley Stickel’s Spanish 1 class. Ashley was a great teacher. She communicated very well with her students and the parents. She was available for extra help when necessary. She would send me email’s if my daughter did not turn something in or seemed to be having trouble. She would provide extra resources to help her. She was very kind to her students and provided a great class for them. My daughter enjoyed Ashley’s class. We plan for her to take Ashley’s Spanish 2 class in the Fall.” ~ Nicole H.