ARANTXA LOPEZ MARTINEZ
Arantxa is the Director of ID Languages. She is from Vitoria-Gasteiz, (the beautiful capital of the Basque Country) and fluently speaks Basque, Spanish, French and English.
She studied Childhood Education & Language Teaching and has over 10 years of teaching experience. She has taught Spanish in Madrid, Galway, Sligo, Dublin and Donegal and coordinates our trips to Spain.
Arantxa loves acting, singing & dancing and she also enjoys travelling and trying foods from all over the world.
mikel lopez martinez
Mikel is the CEO of IDL and is Arantxa's brother. He speaks Basque, Spanish, French & English fluently and he has also acquired some knowledge of Portuguese, Italian and Romanian. Russian is next on his list.
Mikel studied Translation & Interpreting in Brussels and he has lived in Belgium, Luxembourg & France. Mikel is currently a freelance interpreter for the UN and he is also studying a second Masters Degree at the prestigious French École Nationale d'Administration.
Ice hockey is Mikel's main thing. He is also a very good juggler and enjoys hiking, snowboarding and cycling.
DONALL O MARAIN
Donall grew up in Bundoran (Ireland). He speaks Gaelic, Hungarian, German and English fluently and has an interest in French as well.
He has lived in Italy, Germany & Hungary and has over 20 years of teaching experience. Donall leads the TEFL teacher training team and teaches English & Irish.
He has an interest in politics, theatre & literature, loves croissants in the morning and enjoys Pedro Almodovar's movies.
Léa hails from the beautiful town of Lorient, in Brittany (France).
She is qualified in Applied Foreign Languages, Tourism & International Business and teaches French in ID Languages. Léa has lived in Brazil and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English and French fluently.
She looks after our trips to France and is a leader in our summer programs in Ireland.
You will find Léa in the sea when there are waves, as she is a keen bodyboarder and likes to surf too!
Maura comes from Narin, in the Gaeltacht of Donegal. She is an actor, theatre director & active promoter of the arts in the North West of Ireland.
Maura leads the drama & litaracy modules of the Irish and English Departments in ID Languages. She also facilitates the methodology module of our TEF course and brings creativity to the classroom.
Dark Daughter Productions is her costume hire & production company, which delivers creative services all over the country.
Being an avid Netflix fan, Maura will be able to recommend the best shows and movies going!
FINN NI FHAOLAIN
Finn grew up in Ireland. She is a bestselling cookbook author, as well as a chef and marine biologist. Finn speaks Gaelic, Spanish, French & English and has lived in the US & Spain.
She delivers our famous cookery & bakery workshops through Irish and English and caters for our graduation events as well. Everyone she feeds, leaves smiling and with a full belly of goodness. Being a Coeliac herself, Finn specialises in gluten free food and is a lover of international cuisine.
Finn loves the ocean, surfing and travelling. She likes playing the bass and you may find her dancing in a dance floor near you.
You can learn more about Finn on www.finsfitfood.com
Sylwia is from Poland and speaks Polish, German, & English fluently and Russian at a basic level. She is qualified in German Philology and has been teaching German for over 14 years.
Sylwia has lived in Poland, Germany and Ireland and has taught in all three countries. She also specialises in B2B online teaching and works with students of all ages here at ID Languages.
Our first introduction to Polish food was thanks to Sylwia at our very first International Food & Dance event and we can confidently say she is a wonderful chef! She enjoys cooking and is a keen reader too.