Meet the Staff

GLL Staff

Anelena Peters

Hola! I am Anelena Peters, originally from Costa Rica. I am trained as a lawyer and worked for a number years as Consul General, before I decided to become a language teacher. I moved to Chicago with my family 13 years ago. I love working with children and teaching them my beautiful language Español! In my classes, students have fun as they learn about different topics such as the alphabet, colors, numbers, animals, foods, family members and many other things. We sing songs and play games where they have to memorize vocabulary and come up with new words. I always try to make the class entertaining and fun! Hasta Pronto!

Sandra Kuzis

Sandra Kuzis came from Argentina 12 years ago. She lives in the area with her husband and his son. She holds a Degree in Early Childhood Education from S. I. Agnon Education Teacher’s School, Buenos Aires Argentina. Sandra lived in Israel for a year where she attended Hebrew courses at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her career has included teaching preschool, enrichment programs, elementary age students and tutoring kids as well as adults. She engages her students to learn a new language implementing creative curriculum and other teaching techniques. She has been working at North Shore Congregation Israel and BJBE for several years. This is her 4th year teaching Spanish at Global Language.

Christina Lee

Ni hao! My name is Christina Lee. I originally came from Taiwan and Mandarin Chinese is my native language. I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese since 1994 at different levels. I have taught at public high schools and middle schools and my experience with these students has given me insight to main stream Chinese language education. Before I became a teacher, I was an attorney at law, but I find that I enjoy teaching so much more. Through my passion and experiences, I hope my students learn Chinese in a practical and fun way.

Naturaleza Moore
Lisa Ma

Belen Zamora

I am a native of Madrid, Spain. I consider myself so fortunate to teach people of all ages, especially children, my beautiful native language. In my classes you will find us being fun, creative, and being focused to offer an easy way to learn. It is easy to learn when you are feeling joyful.  To me education for better communication is the greatest gift that you can invest in. I live in Evanston with my husband and wonderful children.  I love to travel and I pick up ideas for my teaching wherever I go. See you in class!

Naturaleza "Aleza" Moore

Naturaleza “Aleza” Moore was raised in a bilingual home and went on to major in Spanish at Rice University. She obtained her Masters from Columbia University. Her passion for teaching took her to be an Assistant Language Teacher for the Japanese Ministry of Education. The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish Test organizers have chosen Aleza to be a Leader at the yearly grading. Her two toddler boys keep her running and time teaching your children keeps her feliz.

Lisa Hui-Ling Ma

Lisa Hui-Ling Ma, originally from Taiwan has been teaching in the Chicago Northwest Suburban Chinese School for the past four years. Mrs. Ma has worked with young children across a variety of settings including teaching Kindergarten in Taiwan. She enjoys being creative and sharing her knowledge of the Chinese language and culture with children. Mrs. Ma enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.


Marie Cohen

I came to Chicago from my hometown of Besancon located at the Swiss border where I grew up in a lamb farm run by my mother. I live in a solar home in Lake Zurich with my three children Robbie, Jackie and Caroleen. I have been teaching French and piano initiation to little fingers for years. When I’m not teaching I love to listen to my favorite music composer, Frédéric Chopin. I love to travel, play my piano every day, and especially like to read French books or Faulkner. You may also bump into me at the Chicago Botanic Garden enjoying the serenity the brings me. On se voit en classe!

Eugenia Sabbione

Hola! My name is Eugenia Sabbione, I’m from Argentina, where I lived until 16 years ago when my husband and I moved to Scotland with my Husband and our three-month old. Later we moved down to Oxford with two new Scottish twins. In Oxford I worked in a large charity “Cancer Research UK”, and I really enjoyed helping people. I also discovered that I love working with children, so when we moved to Chicago, 4 years ago, I started to work in the Shabonee library. I was delighted to join Global Language Lab in 2017 and I am enjoying teaching Spanish language and culture immensely. In our classes, students learn Spanish through games, songs, and different teaching techniques. We have a lot of fun! Learning a second language is a big asset in today’s world, and we are fully committed to helping the students achieve their goals in this early stage of their life learning Spanish.

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