By Alfonso de Torres Núñez
Hello! My name is Alfonso de Torres Núñez and I am the world languages consultant at the Kentucky Department of Education.
A little bit about myself: I am originally from Madrid, Spain. I have a bachelor’s in English philology and a master’s in education from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
I first came to the United States in 2006-07 in conjunction with the Fulbright Program at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Penn., where I worked as a teacher’s assistant in the Modern Languages department. I returned to the states in 2009 on the Visiting Teachers from Spain Program run through the Kentucky Department of Education in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Spain.
I spent six years teaching Spanish at the elementary school level in Christian County and Jessamine County until I joined the Kentucky Department of Education in November 2014.
I have been involved in different state and nationwide professional organizations for several years, including the Kentucky chapter of the National Network for Early Language Learning, the Kentucky World Language Association, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I received the 2013 National Network for Early Language Learning’s Outstanding Teacher Award at the Annual Kentucky World Language Association Fall Conference.
On this page, you will find information about world languages in Kentucky. This will become the place to find and read news about world languages in schools across Kentucky, hear firsthand from teachers and students about how world languages are being taught and learned, and discover outstanding professionals and students in the field.
Information will be posted regularly, so be sure to visit often for updates!