Service is my passion
¿Quién soy? Y la historia de Pura Vida Talk
¡Hola! Mi nombre es Shaiska Itzel Malca Nuñez. I am twin mother, wife, and entrepreneur. I was born and raised in Panama. I am a former lawyer and a DEI advocate. My passion is to teach Spanish and Hispanic culture with the purpose of helping children develop a positive sense of self, multicultural awareness, and communication skills to expand their life opportunities in the future.
The inspiration for Pura Vida Talk arose from my 3-year-old boys whom I have taught Spanish since they were born. I have a deep-seated determination to educate them on the Spanish language as well as the Hispanic culture. It is this passion that fuels my desire to share this love I have with others.
My mother is my guiding light and mentor. She has an impressive career in Education and was my first point of support when creating Pura Vida Talk. With my vision and creativity, we brought to our team an Educational Psychologist, creative college students, and teachers to developed one of the kind virtual programs. It was a very complex process but very rewarding. We brainstormed and brought interactive content, methodologies and a cultural element from each of the twenty-one Hispanic countries to each class. We took into consideration every factor. We had discussions with a special education teacher to see how we can modify our curriculum to make it more inclusive. That’s how Pura Vida Talk was born. We are proud to have developed a 5-Level curriculum that comprises more than 300 virtual classes and resources that blend a conversation-based instructional method with Hispanic cultural activities. We created this program for children to feel immerse in the Hispanic art, culture, animals, values, environment, food and family, and learn beyond traditional grammar. Pura Vida Talk was born to empower families to appreciate multiculturalism and for children to be able to connect with more people around the world.
There are many benefits to raising a bilingual or multilingual children, from cognitive to mental health. In Pura Vida Talk, we focus on what is behind the language. We believe that learning Hispanic rich history, culture, and traditions, along with the Spanish language, a child will live amongst diversity and see their bilingualism as a skill to empower, change and influence. Pura Vida Talk was created to provide a unique, cultural learning experience in a relaxed environment
I am glad you found us!