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A language school with the clear mission of providing effective language education leading to the mastery of the language is reputable. High standards of ethical and moral values based on teamwork practices and a good leadership role model are also a proof of excellence.

Andreina Ojeda President

Andreina Ojeda

President

Our president, Andreína Ojeda, founded Lingua Language Center and has been the Center’s head since its inception in 1998. Andreína excels in entrepreneurial and managerial skills, as well as language-based skills such as language training research, writing, translation and interpreting, and cross-cultural training. Her experience in the field has driven her to successfully develop a proven methodology –Enter-TrainingSM-, which is also internationally acknowledged.

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She possesses a Master’s Degree in International Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela. Prior to founding Lingua Language Center, she worked at Lingua International in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as Director of the Spanish Language Department where she developed executive level curricula for the school. She has also served at the Secretariat of the Republic of Venezuela as head of the Language Translations Division, the United Nations Development Program, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District in California and Bayer Corporation, among others.

Andreína is proficient in several languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. She has participated in research on learning and created alliances with professionals in the fields of education and translation throughout the world. Under her mandate, LINGUA provides its clientele with the highest level of language training available. She supervises the coordination of the language programs at Lingua Language Center, as well as the translation and interpretation projects of her company, Lingua School, Inc. Andreína oversees all language services provided by the organization so that they comply with the highest standards in the industry. She ensures that the techniques and materials used are in tune with the latest and more advanced trends to ensure exceptional results.

She has received multiple awards and recognitions for her voluntary work. Her extensive community service also includes fifteen years of providing ad honorem language services, i.e., language training and translation/interpretation services to low-income families of Broward County and enrichment programs for children in rehabilitation at the Here’s Help Foundation, among others. Andreína has been awarded as Hispanic Woman of Distinction of South Florida in 2015 for her extraordinary professional and community work.

Welcoming letter:

Dear Student, Thank you for your interest in the unique language programs offered by the Lingua Center at Broward College (Lingua). Your decision to speak and master English or a foreign language is an important step towards your academic, professional and/or personal growth. At Lingua, we share your goals and are committed to providing you with an enriching, enjoyable and rewarding learning experience. Our natural, communicative approach to language training is called Enter-TrainingSM, entertainment and training. Following the principles of neurolinguistics (multi-sensory practice through visual, auditory and physical activities), we promote rapid language acquisition for learners at all levels. Our mission since 1998 has been to provide effective language education leading to the mastery of a new language.

Our programs – Intensive, Semi-Intensive and Part-Time English; English Conversation & Accent Reduction; TOEFL test Preparation; Business English; Customized and Corporate English and Foreign Languages; and Customized Immersion Language Boot Camps – offer the Lingua student the best of both worlds, language education excellence based on human interaction, supported by cutting-edge technology and a rich student life in all 10+ Broward College’s Campuses and Centers throughout Broward County.

We offer support services to international students, including orientation, accommodation, transportation, medical insurance and field trips. Additionally, our students benefit from daily interaction with American college students. They can make a new friend at the college coffee shop, have a lively conversation at one of the student lounges, and stroll along beautiful Las Olas Boulevard to a nearby restaurant, art gallery or the beach. They receive a Broward College Student ID Card which allows them to spend time at any of Broward College’s libraries, gyms and student activity centers, where they can relax, meet new people, watch a movie, shoot some pool or play some ping pong. They can visit Broward College’s Museum, Buehler Planetarium & Observatory, attend music, theatre and dance performances on campus, and visit on-campus art exhibits. They have access to discounts on local events, public transportation, etc.

The information presented in our website, will be useful in determining the program that best suits your needs. Please contact us again if you have any questions or if we can provide additional assistance. We are available to process your enrollment and assist you in achieving your language goals.

 

Carolyn Hernandez, School Director

Carolyn Hernandez

School Director

Carolyn Hernandez has been teaching English and Spanish for more than 20 years and has been in her current position of School Director since 2015. She obtained her B.A. in Spanish/Modern Languages from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, Vt. She is a native English speaker who is fully fluent in Spanish, both written and verbal, and has basic written and listening command of both French and Italian. She did her graduate work in Spanish at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain (while enrolled at New York University), and additional graduate work towards an M.P.A./Public Administration, through SUNY Albany in New York

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She has taught high school Spanish, French and World Culture at Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, N.Y., as well as English at Colegio Claret High School in Caracas, Venezuela. She has also taught at both Berlitz Language Centers in the past and at LINGUA School since 2000. Carolyn is committed to ongoing learning, student support, and to making a difference by ensuring a language program that is effective in helping students achieve mastery of a new language. She assists with curriculum development and oversees quality control and compliance for the language programs, in addition to the training of faculty, and she advises students with regard to program requirements as well as career advancement opportunities upon completion of their language training courses.

Erwin Richter General Manager

Erwin Richter

General Manager

Erwin Richter possesses a Master’s degree in International Business Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. With over twenty years of International Business and Marketing Consulting experience, Erwin’s hands-on management style brings Lingua’s multicultural and multi-lingual philosophy to recruiters and students from around the world. His work experiences includes advertising and consulting for ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates, and international wholesale sales experience with a strong focus…

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Erwin Richter possesses a Master’s degree in International Business Management from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.   With over twenty years of International Business and Marketing Consulting experience, Erwin’s hands-on management style brings LINGUA’s multicultural and multi-lingual philosophy to recruiters and students from around the world.  His work experience includes advertising and consulting for ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates, and international wholesale sales experience with a strong focus in Latin American trade of consumer products and services with the focus of increasing market share and maximizing sales and profits.   In his past positions as General Manager for multiple corporate businesses in the U.S. and abroad.  He carefully oversees the coordination of the language training programs and the translation and interpretation projects at LINGUA and makes sure that the techniques and materials used are in tune with the latest, most effective trends in the field. In his new position as GM of LINGUA, Erwin’s goal is to strengthen the growth and development of the School by continuing to focus on superb academic excellence and maintaining a mutually beneficial partnership with Broward College.

David Moore - Associate Vice President

David Moore

Associate Vice President for International Education at Broward College

Dr. David Moore is the Associate Vice President for International Education at Broward College (BC) in Fort Lauderdale, a post he has held since July of 2005.  At BC he is responsible for the creation and development of academic affiliations, articulations, and exchanges with colleges and universities overseas, as well as overseeing study abroad programs.  He also serves Broward College as the BC liaison to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS).

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In a career in education that began as a classroom teacher of social studies in 1977, Dr. Moore moved to the collegiate level as an administrator in 1981.  He has spent the last 34 years in college level academic administrative positions. He served as the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in Clearwater, FL for 17 years before moving to St. Petersburg College (SPC) to serve for five years as the Director for Dual Credit and International Studies.  Under his tenure, the program added student enrollments and study abroad destinations and developed a collegiate high school.  In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Moore has taught history on the college level for 25 years at both CCC and SPC.  He holds the BA in education from CCC (1977), and both the MA in history (1980) and Ph.D. in higher education curriculum (1990) from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Moore has served on teacher education program review committees for the DOE and served on 20 SACS Commission on College site visit teams, and as the chair of eight, throughout the southeast region of the United States.

Christine Stresau - Lingua Language Center

Christine Stresau

Senior English Teacher

Christine Stresau has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Duke University, a Master’s in Hispanic Studies from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in Romance Philology from the University of North Carolina. She has taught in a variety of settings, from inner-city schools to university classrooms, and has also served as a teacher trainer for Broward County Schools. Her primary motivation as a teacher is helping students achieve their individual goals, whether they be basic communication skills for the workplace or advanced academic skills for college entrance examinations. Since Christine is officially “retired,” she is clearly teaching today because she loves it.

Daniel Stein - Senior Teacher Lingua Language Center

Daniel Stein

Senior Teacher

Daniel Stein has been with Lingua since 2014 and teaches multiple levels of our Intensive English Program. He holds a BA degree in Spanish Studies and Business Administration from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Ct. and he attended the University of Bridgeport School of Law in Bridgeport, Ct. Daniel was employed for seven years as a Senior Admissions Specialist for Concord Law School of Kaplan University, in Ft. Lauderdale Fl prior to coming to Lingua, and his past experience also includes over…

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Senior Teacher Daniel Stein has been with Lingua since 2014 and teaches multiple levels of our Intensive English Program.  He holds a BA degree in Spanish Studies and Business Administration from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Ct. and he attended the University of Bridgeport  School of Law in Bridgeport, Ct.
Daniel was employed for seven years as a Senior Admissions Specialist for Concord Law School of Kaplan University, in Ft. Lauderdale FL.  prior to coming to Lingua, and his past experience also includes over three years of teaching and tutoring English for Speakers of Other Languages for South Broward Community School and Talk International language institute.   Daniel is TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certified.  Daniel states that learning has been a life-long passion of his, and that teaching enables him to gift this passion to others, which provides him with a great sense of satisfaction and fulfillment.