My name is Antonio J. Díaz. I have earned a B.A in English and Spanish and a Masters Degrees in the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language.
Additionally, I have earned an Advanced Diploma in the teaching of Spanish as a Second Language from Instituto Cervantes, a Spanish government agency, considered the largest organization in the world responsible for promoting the study and the teaching of Spanish and culture.
I have completed training courses for teachers in Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Canada, Serbia and the United States, and have organized and led twelve Spanish language immersion trips to Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, and Spain.
I have presented in several foreign language conferences in the United States and overseas, and currently serve as an AP® Spanish Language and Culture Grader for the College Board, Certified PRAXIS® Spanish Language Grader, GACE Spanish Language Grader® (Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators), and Certified Grader for the Spanish AAPPL® test.
I hold a Teaching License in Spanish K-12 in the state of Virginia, and teach Spanish at Western Albemarle High School in Crozet, Virginia.
I also work as a freelance translator and interpreter. I have been working in this capacity over the last 25 years, both in Venezuela and in the United States, and have completed extensive training in these fields.