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

Alejandra Arcos (U.S./Mexico) Target Language Expert

Alejandra Arcos (U.S./Mexico)
TLE: 2021-22

“¡Hola! My name is Alejandra. I was born in Kenosha but I lived half of my life in Mexico. In my free time, I love going camping and being outside; I also enjoy cooking and baking. I chose Carthage because I’m an alumna and had an amazing experience and would love to provide a great experience helping others learn Spanish as well. I believe that speaking Spanish has become a necessity in our country by providing more opportunities to bilingual people. And I can’t wait to share my culture with people in Carthage and learn from others as well.”

Franco Basili (Argentina) Target Language Expert

Franco Basili (Argentina)
TLE: 2021-22

“¡Hola! My name is Franco Basili. I was born in Tandil, Argentina. Since I finished my course of studies in choral conducting in 2014, I’ve been working in different cities teaching music at school and conducting children choirs, chamber choirs, and senior choirs. I have also finished my course of studies in piano just before I arrived in Carthage. During this time I also had the opportunity to join the World Youth Choir in 2016 and 2018. For me, that was one of the most wonderful musical and cultural experiences I have had. I love arts and culture and I’m really happy to have this opportunity of studying in another country within an intercultural context, teaching my mother language, and learning about Carthage’s musical life.”

Leonardo Alba Lopez (Colombia) Target Language Expert

Leonardo Alba Lopez (Colombia)
TLE: 2021-22

“Hello everybody! My name is Leonardo Alba. I am from Bogotá, Colombia. I earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages, a professional certificate in translation studies, and a master’s degree in ELT and autonomous learning environments. Before coming to Carthage, I worked with different ages, from high schoolers to undergraduates and adults. I am more than glad to be on this awesome and modern campus to share my culture and contribute by using my experience to make better citizens. I am a positive, easy-going, and extroverted person. I like reading, sports, music, and traveling. I hope to have an unforgettable and valuable experience at Carthage.” 

Miguel Angel Bartolome Lopez (Spain) Target Language Expert

Miguel Angel Bartolome Lopez (Spain)
TLE: 2021-22

“¡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!”

Become a TLE

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