Leonardo Montes-Alvarez earned his Master’s degree in Language Teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Bachelor’s degree in humanities at Universidad de Córdoba (Colombia). His secondary field is technology, global communications, and business (Certified by the University of Missouri). His interests focus on the impact of technology in Hispanic literature. His Master’s thesis focused on the impact of digital platforms on language teaching and learning. His previous research focused on contextualized and cultural materials for language learners. He currently teaches elementary level Spanish courses in the SLLC in the University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been teaching languages for more than eleven years.