Meet the International Language Academy
of Aruba Team

Where the Passion Begins

International Language Academy of Aruba has an outstanding team of dedicated teachers and instructors, all of whom are determined to help students succeed. Our team members offer support and guidance, uniquely tailored to each student. Take a look at some of their stories below.


Jesus A. Curiel, M.D.

Director and Course Instructor

Dr. Jesus Curiel, served as Professor of Medicine and Dean Of Student Affairs at Xavier University School of Medicine in Aruba, and later as Dean of Basic Medical Sciences . Prior to that, he also taught at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland School of Podiatry in the USA. As founder and Director of International Language Academy of Aruba, Dr. Curiel remains committed to providing students with the skills and tools necessary to continue their learning journey.

Angela Pochettino

Program Coordinator
Italian and English Instructor

Angela Pochettino has been with International Language Academy of Aruba from the very beginning. After many years of experience as a professional throughout the industry, we are thrilled to have her expertise as our English and Italian Course Instructor.

Laura Otálvaro

Beginner Spanish Instructor

Since joining our team a few years ago, Laura Otálvaro has brought a fresh perspective and teaching approach to this position as our Beginner Spanish Course Instructor and that has inspired innovation throughout International Language Academy of Aruba.