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Judith Herrera Serje

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Judith Herrera Serje

Judith Herrera was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. After completing high school she went to Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in order to learn English as a second language. She then moved to Geneva, Switzerland and took French classes at the University of Geneva and Ecole Moderne.

Upon returning to her home country, Judith started her studies of Interior Design at Taller 5, Centro de Diseno in Bogota, Colombia. She worked for a Real Estate company as a model home designer and fell in love with Real Estate and joined their team for four years. During those years, she got involved with language programs in Colombia and got certified to teach Spanish as a second language.

She came to the United States at the end of 2005 and joined some language institutes in Atlanta where she has been teaching Spanish at corporate level. She enjoys her one on one classes, small groups, conversational and online classes. She also got certified as a Medical Interpreter a few years ago. She also learned and applies the conversational approach learned at Berlitz in her classes.

She recently joined OLLI and is happy to see how people enjoy so much discovering a new language which allows them to travel and interact with other cultures besides giving them the chance to relocate or do social work in other countries. Not to forget the opportunity to find unlimited job opportunities around the world. Among her students Judith has more than a few doctors, lawyers, dentists, housewives and deacons who are already preaching in Spanish.

In addition to her teaching experience, she is currently working on getting her Real Estate license in Georgia since she can't hide her passion for color, design, and sales.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening (she loves hydrangeas), dancing salsa (she dances pretty well), walking two miles per day, biking her blue bicycle (she loves blue), reading, architecture, history, cooking French and Italian recipes, singing in three languages (she loves Edith Piaff), and making cupcakes and cake decorating (she loves making sugar paste flowers). She finds a way to keep her soul pretty busy. She has two daughters and soon will be grandmother for the first time. She will become a super-busy grandmother.