Photo of Fernando Bernava

Part-time Lecturer in Spanish

Fernando Bernava holds a law degree from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he also taught Labor Law from 1992 to 2001. He then went on to participate in a graduate program in Castilla La Mancha, Spain in 2001. Soon after, he completed a master’s degree in law at Suffolk University in Boston.

Since 2006, Bernava has been teaching Spanish with an interactive approach. He created a Spanish course for adults and led the program for four years at the Boston Public Library. He is a certified teacher in Massachusetts where he has taught in public schools and universities and has served as an ESL tutor and private Spanish tutor. He taught Spanish at Lesley University for many years, and he currently teaches at Boston College and Boston University. Bernava has also conducted a series of lectures about Red Solidaria (Global Solidarity Network), an international solidarity movement,  where  he has been volunteering since 2001. This organization helps people in need around the world gain access to necessary medical care and supplies, and also provides aid during natural disasters.

His love for teaching the Spanish language in a dynamic, conversational setting is evident in the way that he focuses on speaking and writing while building strong relationships with his students.

In his free time, he enjoys walking, sailing, playing pool, horseback riding, and exploring new places with his family.