Oscar Betancur

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Oscar Betancur

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Teacher Professional Biography for Students and Parents





Pontificia Bolivariana University (Colombia) – B.A. in Spanish - English

Francisco Jose de Caldas District University (Colombia) – Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics .


Professional Experience:

* Spanish - English teacher / professor at Pontificia Bolivariana University (Elementary, High School and College), Colombia.

*  Spanish teacher . Pee Dee Education Center (FMU) Florence, SC

*  Spanish Professor. Darlington Tech, Florence, SC

*  Spanish Teacher. Florence District One. Florence, SC



Other responsibilities at Hartsville High School:


Spanish Club Advisor




Who am I?


I am originally from Medellin, Antioquia State, Colombia.  I graduated from Pontificia Bolivariana University in  1986 and earned my master’s degree in 2000. I travelled to the US in 2000 as part of the Visiting International Faculty Program . I have been  taking different courses for the foreign language IB Program. I’m in the US as part of a cultural exchange program fifteen years ago. I am married and I have a son. I like to spend time with my family and friends


I love to teach languages, because I want to help my students to learn and understand that learning a foreign language gives them the great opportunity to have an open mind to communicate in a different way, and to be aware about other different cultures. .  I really expect from my students to have a positive attitude to do and participate in all the proposed activities in order to improve everyday the communication and the pragmatic part of a new language.


I look forward to work and enjoy this cultural and foreign language journey with all my students


Dear Parents/Guardians