WHERE I AM FROM
I’m Swapna Latkar. I’m a certified English teacher, a Native English Speaker from India and I train corporates in Latin America to communicate in English with their colleagues & clients in English speaking countries.
I live in Santiago de Chile, with my husband and 9 year old son (If you’ve already had an online class with me, you’’re probably already familiar with his mischievous whispering in the background!). I’m passionate about teaching! I have lived in Indonesia & Chile as a foreigner, and as I struggled with Bahasa Indonesia & Spanish, I totally understand the pains of learning a foreign language!
Why Chile out of all places? Well, why not? When we were given the opportunity to move to Chile, we just said “YES!” without too much pondering. We’re lived in Indonesia for a few years, and knew that living abroad, in a culture different from yours, changes you in ways you cannot imagine. And living in Chile for over 5 years definitely has. Not just learning another new language, making friends and discovering the beauty of vineyards, hot springs and glaciers in this southern most tip of the world. But it was also this second career as a teacher. My previous career was in the corporate world in India, but it is teaching that enabled me understand what drives people, their real ambitions, goals and apprehensions.
Teaching has made me a better listener, a better guide and a better person.