Cristián Rosemary-del Pedregal

Bachelor in Spanish Teaching,

Universidad Católica de Chile,

with 17 years of experience, by teaching Spanish  as a foreign language.



"Cristian is an excellent professor.  His enthusiasm is infectious and encourages us to learn the Spanish language more than we had imagined.  We are progressing rapidly.  Teaching a small group not only facilitates interaction among the students but it is also done in a warm an informal environment.  We could not have a better professor than Cristian".


"Cristian est un excellent pédagogue.  Il nous transmet son enthousiasme dans l’apprentissage de la langue espagnole ce qui nous incite à vouloir nous dépasser.  Nous progressons rapidement. L’enseignement a de petits groupes facilite l’interaction entre les étudiants et tout cela se passe dans un environnement chaleureux et décontracté.  On ne peut pas avoir meilleur professeur".


Denise Morin, Montreal Island.


"I have been very pleased with Christian´s courses. I started from zero and after around 10 private sessions I was really able to have a basic conversation in Spanish. Cristian uses a lot of different tools, takes time to explain well (in French or in English) and we dedicated time for routine conversation. My goal was to get the minimum in a 2 month period for a move to Mexico. He helped me get started in Spanish. It was the start I needed before arriving in Mexico to live. I am now living there for the past 2 years, working in Spanish and travelling all around Latin America for my work".


Bérengère Genest (Montreal Island).

"After a 3 week vacation in Panama this past February I immediately signed up for Spanish lessons. I was pleased to find a school nearby and also pleased to learn that a class for beginners was starting shortly. I have recently completed my 2nd 8 week session and have been pleased with my progress.  

Christian is a wonderful teacher with enormous patience, humour and dedication. Classes are small and he is always available for any help you might need. Highly recommended". 


("Depuis la fin février je prends des cours d'espagnol avec Christian. Christian est dévoué à ses étudiants, toujours disponible avec un bon sens d'humour. Complètement trilingue, les cours sont effectivement donnés en espagnol, français et anglais. Aucun réticence à recommander Christian et je me suis enregistré pour la prochaine session récemment").


Kevin O'Reilly (Montreal Island).



I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the West Island Spanish Institute. Cristian is an enthusiastic teacher, and his love of languages shows through all of his classes.  When you enter the class, you can never be sure of where the conversation will go!  He brings the language to life in wonderful ways and makes learning Spanish not only fun, but an organic experience that can carry on into everyday life. Through the West Island Spanish Institute, I have become a more confident speaker of Spanish, and I look forward to each lesson and to continue with Cristian in the future.


Stephanie Shewchuk

(Montreal Island).



I have just completed an entry. Level course with Christian and I am completely satisfied.  Christian is a first class instructor with an excellent grasp of language and grammar in both English and French and has a competent and easy way of communicating with his students.  I have no hesitation in recommending this school for anyone thinking of taking Spanish for either social or business reasons.


Ron O'Shaughnessy (Montreal Island).

"Cristian is an excellent teacher. He is very passionate about his teaching and passes his love for the Spanish language onto his students. His classes are also a lot of fun.  I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in learning this beautiful language to register for courses at the West Island Spanish Centre".


JOHN ERRINGTON (Montreal Island).



"I highly recommend the courses offered by Cristián at the West Island Spanish Centre. Cristián is enthusiastic, passionate about the Spanish language and languages in general, open and generous. Keen to have his students speaking, reading and writing Spanish as soon as possible, his approach incorporates both conversation and grammar, never emphasizing one to the detriment of the other. With his academic background in the teaching of Spanish and his excellent knowledge of French as well as English, he is particularly well placed to point out parallels and contrasts between the languages that are very helpful to the learner. Whether in a small group setting or with private instruction, with Cristián you have the advantage of learning Spanish with a native speaker who is emphatic about teaching a "neutral" or international Spanish. Kind and patient, Cristián will put you instantly at ease and have you speaking Spanish in no time".




("Je recommande vivement les cours d'espagnol offerts par Cristián au West Island Spanish Centre. Cristián est une personne enthousiaste, passionnée de la langue espagnole et des langues en général, ouverte et généreuse. Impatient de voir ses étudiants parler, lire et écrire en espagnol le plus rapidement possible, Cristián emploie une approche qui allie la conversation et la grammaire, sans jamais privilégier un de ces aspects au détriment de l'autre. Diplômé dans l'enseignement de la langue espagnole et grâce à sa bonne connaissance du français et de l'anglais, il est particulièrement bien placé pour signaler des similitudes et divergences entre les langues et ce, au grand profit de ses étudiants. Que vous optiez pour un cours en petit groupe ou l'instruction individuelle, avec Cristián vous aurez l'avantage d'étudier avec un prof qui enseigne sa langue maternelle et qui favorise l'apprentissage d'un espagnol "neutre", c'est-à-dire un espagnol international. Sympathique et patient, Cristián vous mettra immédiatement à votre aise de sorte que vous serez capable de vous exprimer en espagnol en très peu de temps".)


DOREEN SOLIN (Montreal Island).




Cristian est un professeur dévoué qui tient à coeur la réussite de ses élèves. Les cours se déroulent de façon décontractée et agréable dans un contexte «familial». Cristian est un atout pour tous ceux qui désirent apprendre l'Espagnol !



("Cristian is a committed teacher. His students's succes is very important for him. Courses are taken place in a relaxed and enjoyable way, in a "family" context.

Cristian is a plus for everyone wishing to learn Spanish"!)



BERTRAND LIPP (Montreal Island).






"We enjoyed our experience at the West Island Spanish Centre. We now have a good base in Spanish grammar & syntax. The instructor is animated and addresses individual needs and abilities in small class setting and best of all the learning was fun".







"Que ce soit sa passion pour l’enseignement ou le sincère intérêt qu’il porte à  la réussite de ses étudiants, Cristián a d’innombrables qualités qui font de lui un excellent professeur. L’enseignement est offert en petits groupes ce qui facilite beaucoup l’apprentissage et les interactions entre étudiants.  Durant les cours, Cristián propose plusieurs activités interactives ainsi que des exercices stimulants qui favorisent un apprentissage rapide. Cristián est généreux, disponible et honnête. Vous pouvez être certain qu’il se portera garant de votre réussite. Je suis très satisfaite de mon choix de professeur".

"Cristián has many qualities that makes him an ideal teacher. For example, his passion for teaching as well as the sincere interest he has for the success of his students. Cristián offers classes in small groups, which facilitates
student’s learning process and group interaction. During his classes, Cristián offers many interactive and stimulating activities, which make learning fun and easy! Cristián is a generous, available and honest person who genuinely cares about your success in learning a second language. I could not be more pleased with my choice".

Isabelle Owston, Montreal Island.




"J'ai eu Cristian Rosemary comme professeur d'espagnol pendant  3 ans. J'ai beaucoup progressé. Il sait allier théorie et pratique pour d'excellents résultats. Je recommande fortement ce professeur passionné de sa langue".



("I had Cristian Rosemary as a Spanish teacher for  3 years. I improved a lot. He knows how to combine theory and practice with excellent results. I highly recommend this teacher passionate for his language").



EVELYNE BUNDOCK, Montreal Island.

"Not often do we come across an individual who is passionate and dedicated to the service they provide.  In this day and age, attention to detail and timeliness are indeed rare. For this reason, I take great pleasure in writing this letter of recommendation. 
Allow me to introduce you to Christian.
My wife and I were privileged enough to take semi-private lessons with Christian. His hours were flexible, his enthusiasm contagious, and his professionalism beyond our expectations. Learning a new language can be hard.  Christian simply has a way of making it fun".

Andre Morneau (Montreal Island).


"Il me fait plaisir de recommander les cours d'Espagnol offerts par West Island Spanish Centre avec Cristian Rosemary.   Je viens de terminer une première session de 8 semaines et me suis inscrite pour une 2e session.  Cristian est un prof super sympathique, motivé et motivant.  Son dynamisme et sa créativité nous donne le goût de continuer.  Les cours par petit groupe facilitent vraiment l'apprentissage.  Je vous le recommande sans hésitation".


"It's a pleasure to recommend the Spanish courses offered by the West Island Spanish Centre by Cristian Rosemary.  I just completed an 8 week course and have already registered for an extra 6 weeks.  Cristian is a great teacher, very motivated and very motivating for his students.  The courses in small groups really facilitate learning.  I highly recommend those courses to anyone eager to learn Spanish". 


Lise Jansseune, Montreal Island.




“Cristian is a very motivated teacher. He makes you feel at ease (Cristian es muy simpatico).  Small groups have a maximum of 6 students, which is perfect.

I recommend his classes”.



TRACY COPEMAN (Montreal Island).



"I enjoyed having Cristián as a Spanish teacher. He provided a flexible program that addressed my individual needs in Spanish and that was fun too!
Cristián encouraged conversation while teaching grammar rules. He is passionate and dedicated. I am pleased with my choice and recommend him highly".


VIVIANE JAAR  (Montreal Island).



"My once fluent Spanish, gained with much effort in the 1980s, had sunk to a barely functional level.  With Christián's help,  I am rediscovering grammar and vocabulary long dormant in my mind! He is an truly inspiring, skilled and patient teacher".


SUSAN DE COURCY (Montreal Island).


« J'ai 78 ans et il y a quelque 8 ans je me suis intéressé à la langue espagnole.  J'ai eu la chance de connaître Cristián comme premier professeur.  Son enthousiasme, la structure de ses cours, l'enseignement à distance  et son encouragement  m'ont emballé. Il nous a guidés à travers d'un premier livre d'Isabel Allende et depuis je me suis régalé dans plus de 250 volumes d'auteurs espagnols ».

(« I am 78 years old and about 8 years ago I got interested in the Spanish language. I had the chance to know Cristián as my first teacher. His enthusiasm, the structure of his sessions, the distance education and his encouragement, got me enthusiastic about. He guided us through a first book written by Isabel Allende and until now I've enjoyed more than 250 volumes of Hispanic authors»).

Maurice Tremblay (Montreal Island).



« Les leçons d'espagnol de Cristian se déroulent en petits groupes et dans une atmosphère détendue et agréable. On progresse rapidement. Cristian est un excellent pédagogue. Je le recommande sans hésitation. »


("The Spanish lessons of Cristian take place in small groups in a relaxed and pleasent atmosphere. One progresses quickly. Cristian is a great teacher. I recommend him with no hesitation».)

Rodolphe Courcy (Montreal Island).

"Small  classes  with  individual  attention. Offering a combination off grammar and conversation as needed. I highly recommend this school".

 ("Cours  d'espagnol  avec  attention particulaire. Offrant grammaire et conversation selon vos besoins. Je recommande hautement cette école").


IAN SCOTT (Montreal Island), our student during 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2012.

"I just completed the first fall season during 2012, and I am very motivated to continue my Spanish courses for the coming years with Christian Rosemary as a teacher! Christian is a teacher extremely dedicated to his work, very dynamic, and has a sense of humor that makes the course much more enjoyable. Semi-private courses with three to five students are very convenient, and we can learn much faster. And with a teacher so much passionate as Christian, in my opinion you have the winning combination to achieve your goals!".

(« Je viens de compléter une première session durant l'automne 2012, et je suis très motivé à poursuivre mes cours d'espagnol pour les années à venir avec Christian Rosemary comme professeur! Christian est un professeur extrêmement dévoué à son travail, très dynamique, et a un sens de l'humour qui rend les cours beaucoup plus agréables. Les cours semi-privé de trois à cinq élèves sont très pratiques, et nous permettent d'apprendre beaucoup plus vite. Et avec un professeur aussi passionné comme Christian, vous avez d'après moi la combinaison gagnante pour atteindre vos objectifs! »).


Jean-Bernard Wong (Montreal Island).

"Cristián offre une approche très personnalisée afin de faciliter l'apprentissage de ses élèves et de les motiver. Son dynamisme, sa gentillesse, sa créativité et ses connaissances font que ses cours sont non seulement passionnants, mais donnent envie d'y retourner. Fait notable : ses connaissances de l'anglais et du français sont telles qu'il est capable de faire en tout temps des parallèles avec l'espagnol afin de s'assurer que ses élèves comprennent, quoi qu'il arrive, les règles et principes linguistiques de l'espagnol".
Karine, Pointe-Claire (Montreal Island).


"Cristian's Spanish lessons were an enjoyable part of my trip preparation to Argentina. After 8 short weeks of working with Cristian, I was able to develop a basic understanding of the Spanish language. This helped make my trip to Argentina extra special.  Muchas gracias, Cristian! "


KATIE  F., Beaconsfield (Montreal Island).


"I would like to thank you for your precious help in my guest to improve my Spanish.  You successfully adapted the course to my knowledge and capacities.  Thanks to you, I now feel much more prepared to face the adventure awaiting for me".

("J'aimerais te remercier pour ton aide précieuse dans mes efforts pour améliorer mon espagnol.  Tu as su adapter le cours à mes connaissances et mes capacités.  Grace à toi, je me sens mieux préparée à faire face à l'aventure qui m'attend").


JOSÉE F., Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue (Montreal Island).

"Cristián had been recommended to me by one of his former students. I was not disappointed. I have studied Spanish for 4 years and I must say I have learned a lot. His serious and professional approach, his patience, his varied teaching skills that integrate grammar, reading and conversation, his consideration of individual needs and small classes, make learning a real pleasure. I highly recommend his Spanish language center".



("Cristián m'avait été recommandé par un de ses anciens étudiants. Je n'ai pas été déçue. J'ai suivi des cours d'espagnol pendant 4 ans. J'ai vraiment appris beaucoup. Son approche sérieuse et professionnelle, sa patience, ses techniques variées d'apprentissage qui intègrent la grammaire, la lecture et la conversation, tout en tenant compte des besoins individuels, des petites classes, rendent l'apprentissage un vrai plaisir. Je recommande fortement son centre d’Espagnol").


Elizabeth T., Montreal Island.


“Cristian is an experienced and dedicated teacher with a deep understanding of the structure of languages, as befits someone with a strong educational background in his chosen subject. I employed him on a regular basis as a Spanish language tutor 2003/2004 when I was General Manager of Saga Forest Carriers and based in Santiago de Chile.”



STEPHEN CUTLER, former President of Pacific Navigation Co, Vancouver.

A lot of benefits, only for our current students


New address since April 2018:

123, 9e . Avenue, L'île Perrot

J7V 8V1

(only 2 Kms. to John Abbott College)



Tel: 514  443 9606