Nicolás Cárdenas is an English teacher from Chile who fell in love with Costa Rica in 2011, when he took the transformative SIT TESOL Certificate there. He holds the BA in English Literature and Linguistics from Universidad de Chile and the MA in Teaching ESOL from Marlboro College Graduate School. Having taught children, teens, and adults from a variety of backgrounds, he is curious about the relationship between artistic expression and learning, the power of trust in the classroom, and the neuroscience behind language learning. He is particularly fond of working with adults and learns from their diversity. Nicolás has been an English teacher and teacher trainer for over 9 years.