Target Language Experts, or TLEs, are young university graduates from around the world who are hired by the College to teach introductory language and advanced conversation courses.

Meet our Spanish TLEs

Miguel Angel Bartolome Lopez (Spain) Target Language Expert

Miguel Angel Bartolome Lopez (Spain)

“¡Buenas! I am Miguel Ángel Bartolomé, and I was born in Úbeda, a lovely city in southern Spain. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, and I am finishing a master’s in translation and intercultural communication. Languages are my passion, but I also love music, literature, sports, games, and almost anything that has some kind of cultural value! I would love to complete my education in Carthage, all the while sharing Spanish culture with you all. I hope we can all have a great time!”

Lina Malagón


Lina Malagón (Colombia) 

“¡Hola! My name is Lina Malagón. I am from Bogotá, Colombia. I have a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and a master’s degree in ELT and autonomous learning environments. In Colombia, I worked as an English and natural science teacher in schools. Moreover, I was in charge of the foreign languages area of the school. I am excited to be part of this fantastic and beautiful college because I am sharing my culture and teaching my language. I am also grateful to have the opportunity to study abroad and learn from you all. I am an easy-going and respectful person. I like traveling, dancing, music, and learning languages. I hope we can learn from each other and have a great experience!”

Itzel Rodriguez

Itzel Rodriguez (Mexico)

“¡Hola! My name is Itzel Rodriguez, and I’m from Michoacán, located in Western Mexico, which is such a beautiful and calm estate known because of its local candies, ‘carnitas’ (local food), and beautiful views. I have a degree in industrial engineering, and now I’m doing a Master of Education degree while teaching Spanish at Carthage. I speak Spanish, which is my native language, English, and very basic Korean. I love music, movies, reading, and talking with people from different cultures. My love for languages and cultures has been with me since I was a kid, so I am looking forward to an exhilarating time in Carthage. I hope we all can have a great time sharing our cultures and supporting each other. ¡Adiós!”

Marina García (Spain) 

“¡Hola! Soy Marina García, I was born in Cádiz, a coastal city in the south of Spain. I have a Bachelor of Art in art history, and I am currently doing two Master of Education programs. Art is my main interest, especially photography and movies, and I love to spend my free time doing outdoor activities! I look forward to showing you important things about my culture and learning everything I can from yours while I’m here. It’d be nice to meet you all!”

Become a TLE

Individuals wishing to be considered for the Target Language Expert Program at Carthage should complete the Target Language Expert Application Form.