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About Our Instructors:

Debora Belardino

I am half Japanese and lived in Japan for almost 20 years. I am a former photojournalist for The Japan Times, and am the author of three books. I have extensive experience in language instruction, and am passionate about sharing my knowledge of Japanese culture - I am even taking a tour group to Japan in July around the 2020 Olympics!

Joseph Carro
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Joseph Carro

A descendant of Italian immigrants, Joseph learned Italian at home.  Joseph then learned Spanish from a private tutor before he moved to Santiago, Chile where he lived for one year. From there, he moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and then to San José, Costa Rica, where he lived for three years. In addition to private tutoring, he has taught through Community Programs since September 1998. He has written texts on both Italian and Spanish grammar, and has travelled to Sicily, the birthplace of his grandparents. 

Carolie Coffey, MA

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I have taught most all subjects within the discipline of Sociology for forty years, the first five years as a part-time Instructor at four San Francisco Bay Area Community Colleges, and then 35 years as a full-time Sociology Instructor at Cabrillo College, retiring in 2009. Since that time, I have done a variety of volunteer works that have included teaching my Joy Workshop at three Senior Centers...San Luis Obispo, Templeton, and Morro Bay.

Susan Lloyd

Susan Lloyd

I studied and taught languages for several years in Spain, France and Morocco. I have been a French and Spanish Instructor for many wonderful years at Cuesta College. French For Travelers is an ideal class for students to learn and practice basic French for their own travels. -Susan Lloyd, M.A. French, B.A. Spanish

Linda Ward

Linda Ward

I love teaching Spanish  Language Through Reading and Story Telling.    I taught high school Spanish for 30 years, and have taught at Lake Tahoe Community College for 20 years Intensive Spanish Summer Institute.   My educational background includes a Master of Arts in Spanish and Ceramics.   I studied in Spain at the University of Pamplona and Oviedo.  I have traveled to Spain for pleasure and education 16 times. I love traveling to Spanish- speaking countries!!