Mariano Ayala

Spanish Instructor Languages

I am currently the newest Spanish instructor in the Foreign Language Department at Emory & Henry College. I am extremely honored to have received this great opportunity to work along aside with the chair of the foreign language department as well as with other college students to help them improve their Spanish.

I am a native Spanish speaker - after spending 12 years in Mexico, I moved to North Carolina to pursue my education. I have traveled to many different regions of Mexico and Central America. I am a multicultural and bilingual explorer who is seeking methods to educate students in more than just the Spanish language. 


  • Appalachian State University, Bonne, NC
    M.A. in Romance Languages, Spanish
    B.A., Spanish, ESL


I have developed a unique format that will allow for students to become more familiar with Spanish-speaking countries around the world by learning about their cultures, customs, and day-to-day living. My life and scholastic experiences have prepared me to execute these plans most effectively.

Professional Experience

I previously worked as a teacher assistant at the Appalachian Child Development Center from 2013-2016 in the preschool classroom. I am physically and mentally active and comfortable in working with students from different social and cultural backgrounds. I understand that every student is blessed with different capacities of learning and I am comfortable to provide them with additional support and training so that they are able to master the language.

  • Mariano Ayala
    Mariano Ayala


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