Spanish On The Go

Spanish On The Go

5.0 (4)
2 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

Adela Salgado Martinez

1631 Balmoral Ave.

Westchester, IL  60154

(708) 574 5262

[email protected]



  • Spanish Instructor certified in teaching Spanish As A Second Language (SSL)
  • Native-speaker, experienced in teaching all levels:  Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • In all areas, including: Grammar, Conversation, and Situational Spanish
  • Seeking a permanent, full-time or part time position teaching adult and children.

Professional Experience:

Spanish Horizons Inc.

2836 N. Southport

Chicago IL 60657

Currently teaching Spanish on a part-time basis to adult professionals including attorneys, actors, teachers, accountants, and doctors.

  • Taught Spanish classes at the following schools:

Marva Collins Preparatory School Pre-Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Chicago IL

Park View Montessori School Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Park Ridge IL

Hamilton Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Chicago Public Schools 

Hathorne Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Chicago Public Schools

Spanish Language Center, LLC

3139 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 200

Chicago IL 60657

  • Conducted on-site instruction for the following organizations:

Allston Trading LLC, a Chicago-based traiding firm.

440 South La Salle Street

Chicago, Illinois 60605 

  • Taught Spanish to the CEO 


2200 Cabot

Lisle IL 60532

  • Taught Spanish to the Vice President

Chicago Fire Major League Soccer Organization

Toyota Park  - Home of Chicago Fire Soccer

7000 S Harlem Ave

Bridgeview IL  60455

  • Conducted Spanish instruction for the administrative staff and soccer team members so that they could better interact with Spanish-speaking spectators and fans

Phoebe A. Hearst Fine Arts Magnet School

Chicago Public Schools

4640 S Lamon Ave

Chicago, IL 60638

  • Conducted Spanish instruction for school faculty

Cuauhnahuac., Esc. C.I.C.L.C., S.C

Cuernavaca., Morelos, México

 A school dedicated to the teaching of Spanish and English As Second Languages 

Time: 3 Years: 2002-2005

  • Taught Spanish As A Second Language to foreign students in all levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced, in all areas including Grammar, Conversation, and Situational Spanish

Diplomas and Certifications

Cuauhnahuac., Esc. C.I.C.L.C., S.C

Cuernavaca., Morelos, México

 A school dedicated to the teaching of Spanish and English As Second Languages 

  • Spanish As a Second Language all levels


Secondary Escuela  Secundaria  Técnica # 22

1986-1989 Jiutepec, Morelos, México

CBTis #166 Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico industrial y de Servicios  

1989-1990 Jiutepec, Morelos, México

CETEC Centro de Estudios Técnicos en Computación

1993-1996 Cuernavaca,  Morelos, Mexico

Technical Course: “Programmer Analyst”

E.S.L. Cuauhnahuac., Esc. C.I.C.L.C., S.C 

1997-1998 School of English

  • English As A Second Language  - 6 Levels

S.S.L. Cuauhnahuac., Esc. C.I.C.L.C., S.C 

2002-2003 Spanish Language Institute

  • Course - Instructor of Spanish As A Second Language , covering the areas of grammar and teaching methodologies for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.

I’m native from Mexico. I obtained a Degree in Bilingual Education from "Centro Cuahunahuac"in Cuernavaca, Mexico, with specialization in English-Spanish languages. Since 2002 I have been teaching Spanish as a Second Language at all levels (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced) to foreign students of different nationalities, first in Mexico and later on, here in Chicago. 

I have ample experience teaching in different fields such as educational, medical, social services, sports and cultural programs. 

I’m a methodic, organized and persistent teacher who enjoys emphasizing the grammar and vocabulary elements of the language in my classes, as well as the practice outside of classroom. I believe that in order to improve fluency speaking a different language, students have to listen carefully, imitate fluent speakers, memorize and repeat, read aloud, analyze the "grammar", assign definite study times and speak it.  

Seeing my students speaking in Spanish and putting it into practice fills me up with satisfaction and pride knowing that it was because of ...

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Westchester, IL 60154
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4 Reviews


  • Bradley Blankenship

    Adela is enthusiastic about what she teaches and cares deeply about her students. She goes above and beyond to ensure that her students are engaged and that the lessons relate both to the student's life and their learning style. When working with Adela, she quickly establishes a safe space to mess up and explore language learning. Because of this, I feel confident in trying to speak, even if I mess up. Due to her approach and respect for her students, I always feel encouraged; she inspires me to go above and beyond as a student.

  • Michael Dunghe

    I have been studying Spanish with Adela for 2 years. She is an excellent teacher and I have made significant progress under her guidance. She is very good at determining where I am on the learning curve and what areas I should focus on. I like the way she combines multiple ways of learning – textbooks, novels, and most importantly, basic conversation. That gives me a wide range of options to work with and has helped me improve. Adela makes our lessons fun but also productive. I enjoy our lessons and look forward to continuing my studies with her.

  • Lori Burda

    Ella es una maestra profesional y excellente. Sus lecciones valen la pena!

  • Amalia Carmona

    Adela is one of the best Spanish Instructor I have had. Her class was well structured and she helped to clarify the complex grammar I was leaning. Additionally, she did a great job of integrating and recommending Spanish music, tv, and books as homework assignments, which were more exciting and engaging than typical workbook exercises.

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