Carlota Roa

   Educator, Photographer, Poet

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About Carlota

Carlota Roa is a Spanish professor with more than thirty years of experience, former professional photographer and published poet. 


Refranes En Mexico, Japón y Africa/Sayings in Mexico, Japan and Africa

In an effort to preserve cultural heritage, I  present the compilation "Proverbs in Mexico, Japan, and Africa," which shows us the linguistic diversity and wisdom passed down from generation in these countries. Additionally, this bilingual edition is useful for those learning Spanish as a new language.

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Poetry, New And Eternal

A collection of poetry from an immigrant artist, teacher and mother. Love, despair, hope and reconciliation weave together to create a tapestry of profound verse that lifts the spirit to the high realms of joy and compassion.

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Los Dichos

This compendium of traditional Mexican sayings, presented by Carlota Roa, is now available! In Spanish with English translations, and accompanied with original artwork and illustrations. Great learning and teaching tool!

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Canciones y Rimas / Songs and Rhymes 

Carlota Roa compiles a collection of popular rhymes and songs that she has used for many years as a Spanish teacher - ideal for early Spanish learning. Charming and amusing, this book is filled with simple and cute illustrations designed by the author.

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 The Virtues of Tito / Las Virtudes de Tito

Recognized worldwide as "the best friend of the human being," the dog has established over time as a faithful, noble and loving companion, which, in this book, is celebrated and praised by Carlota Roa, through her inseparable Tito. 

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Rimas y Trabalenguas / Rhymes and Tongue Twisters 

The second installment of the folkloric book series, Carlota Roa presents a compendium of rhymes, tongue twisters and fun aphorisms from all over the Hispanic world. Suitable for Spanish learners of all ages. Verses are accompanied with delightful, original illustrations. 

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Art and Spanish

Learn about the most important and culturally significant muralists and painters from Mexico and greater Latin America!

For information about the courses we offer and other opportunities to learn about Spanish and art, click the button below to head over to my website, Spanish Today.

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Photo Gallery

A sample of fine photos

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Hidden Villa, Los Altos, California

Vasona Park, Los Gatos, California

Tlaxcala, Mexico

Monterey, California

Humboldt, California

Boulbon, France

Point Reyes, California

Nice, France

Evora, Portugal

Toulouse, France

Nob Hill, San Francisco

Tlaxcala, Mexico

Avignon, France

Puebla, Mexico

Marseille, France

Ojai, California

Ventura, California

Bellingham, Washington

Mendocino, California

Los Gatos, California

Victoria, Canada

Tomales Bay, California

San Antonio, Texas

Eureka, California

Passionate Educator

"To learn Spanish enables a shift in perspective and a different way of viewing life. Knowing another language creates bridges for business and connects emotions for friendship. When one establishes cultural connections, one opens the heart and mind."

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"Spanish Connections"

Read my blog!

Welcome to my online journal, where you can find my thoughts about culture, cuisine, language and art!

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y Rimas/
Songs and

A wonderful book for Spanish learners, now published! Contact Carlota for a copy or online!

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The Living Art and Language of Frida Kahlo 

Workshop at New Museum Los Gatos on August 6, 2022


"Poetry, New and Eternal", Now Published!

Carlota's latest poetry book now available!

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Poetry Book Release Party

A marvelous time was had at 6U Gallery to celebrate Carlota's poetry book release!

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Carlota's Parents

A place for parents to find a lists of events hosted by Carlota for young students.

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Interview with Celina

Carlota speaks about her career and profession in this exclusive interview with radio host Celina Rodriguez.

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Radio Interview on "Radio Kaliente"

I had a wonderful time  in my latest radio interview promoting my new book, "Canciones y Rimas/Songs and Rhymes"!

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"Noir" Photo Gallery

An eclectic  secondary gallery dedicated to black and white photos, with genres ranging from landscapes, travel, and nature.

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Press Release for "The Virtues of Tito"

Roa's latest book has just been released, and discusses its motives and philosophy with her publisher.

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Jazz on the Plazz Sponsorship!

We had a great time hosting our sponsorship booth at a wonderful local music event!

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