Spanish Camp Directors: Luis and Bob
Luis Gatgens Jimenez
Luis is from Miramar, Costa Rica. He has been a familiar face to students at Hunt Hill since 1998 as an instructor, although not continuously. He also was a Spanish instructor for Concordia Language Villages for 5 years. Through those experiences, he has acquired many tools for teaching and developed teacher friends from many Spanish speaking countries (plus the USA). Luis is a firm believer in engaging students in immersion learning through activities and cultural exchanges – and having fun.
Bob is a Wisconsin native who has lived in various states and traveled internationally. He taught himself Spanish and speaks 4 languages. He served 2 years as the Assistant Operations Director for the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Currently a retired Ph.D., he taught undergraduate and graduate chemistry at the Universities of Iowa, Colorado, Michigan and Detroit. Bob has been a Hunt Hill Spanish Camp volunteer since 2014. He learned Spanish through immersion, and brings both teacher and student’s view to the Hunt Hill adventure.
In addition, the Immersion camp includes 3 additional experienced language educators. These staff members are experienced teachers and most are native speakers from Central and South America. Each excels in creating a comfortable learning environment for language learners of all levels.