The Language School’s Teachers
David E Stevens III, Director, English/Spanish Teacher
David’s life mission is dedicated to helping people unlock their full potential through education, communication, and spiritual growth, which will have a positive impact on our world and strengthen our local communities.
He started teaching English in 2001 as he began his journey towards becoming fluent in Spanish. After having lived in Spain, Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador, he began teaching Spanish in 2005. Later, he founded The Language School in Denver, CO, in 2007 to share his knowledge of new languages and cultures. Since then he has published a series of books and presentations to help people learn both Spanish and English.
Julio Minaya, Spanish Teacher
Julio moved to the US to study English and business at the University of Colorado and decided to start teaching the beautiful Spanish language to residents that enjoy traveling. He holds a BS degree in Business Administration and marketing from the University of Colorado and previously studied Spanish and Linguistics in Lima, Perú.
He has travelled all over Latin America, including Puerto Rico, Mexico, Chile, and the Dominican Republic. He has over 10 years of experience teaching Spanish.
Francis Holder, English Teacher
Frances was born and grew up in Barbados in the Caribbean, and started learning Spanish and French from an early age. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Interpreting and Translation in Spanish and French from Heriot-Watt University in the United Kingdom, a program which included a year living in Spain and France.
After graduating, she moved to London where she worked in both the UK civil service and the corporate financial services sector for many years, positions which entailed extensive travel throughout Europe. She moved to Colorado in 2011, and a year later started working on her Master’s degree in Spanish Translation at Denver University, which she completed in 2013.
Frances has been teaching English at The Language School for almost two years, and is motivated by the rewarding aspects of seeing students grow in knowledge and confidence as they navigate the often choppy waters of the English language.
Apart from most of Western Europe, Frances has also travelled to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and a number of other Caribbean islands. In addition to travelling, she enjoys working out (especially boxing and martial arts), running, tennis, and international cuisine.