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Javier Gonzalez Quintero

With over 40 years of teaching experience, Javier Gonzalez is the creator of abcdespañol methodology. Javier was formerly the Director of Educational Contents, publishing company, a member of Ashoka Fellowship, an author of several textbooks and learning games and a recipient of many awards.

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Civil Society
Education, Skills and Learning
Areas of Impact
North America


The abcdespañol methodology is a simple and highly effective game-playing system that has taught reading, writing and math skills to over 1 million children and adults throughout Latin America. After ten years of use in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, the system has enabled over half a million people to achieve literacy.