Confident, experienced, and attentive teachers

From the moment your child steps into the room, they will immediately feel welcome and safe.  Their little eyes will open and a broad smile will appear each and every time they hear and speak in a wonderful new language.  None of this is by accident.  EasySpanish123 was founded by a teacher whose experience level exceeds most other resources.

  • Native Spanish-Speaking staff
  • All have Masters or Bachelor degrees (some have multiple, some bestowed in their home country)
  • All have extensive experience teaching in the Washington, D.C. area (some in public schools, all in private schools)
  • The small classes afford an intimate and focused setting that allows for personalized attention.

You are welcome to observe a class or to have your child attend a class.  Neither of you will be disappointed. Spanish is as easy as 123!

Why choose us

High Quality Education

Our youngsters in an environment that involves back-and-forth discussions, with everything a child could want to enjoy learning. From crafts to songs to dance to skits, we do it all. 
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The children don’t even know they are learning Spanish.  They are just learning a slightly different way to communicate and they thrive in the setting.

Qualified Teachers

Years of experience in early child education and teaching has allowed our staff to come up with a customized curriculum that focuses on careful, balanced interaction with children.
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Our classes are small and the children have a wonderful time. At the same time, their wonderful minds develop with valuable skills and attributes that transcend learning a second language.

Cute Enviroment

Experience has shown us that young children absorb more in a smaller classroom setting.  The teacher (who may have an aide) works one-on-one with each child
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and the group activities form a wonderful learning environment that will have your children looking forward to Saturdays.

Our Vision and Mission

Each child has a unique character and all are suited towards learning Spanish in a nurturing environment with capable, patient,
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and experienced teachers in a secure and focused setting.  Above all, learning Spanish is easy and fun and develops skills that will enrich the child’s life forever.

Meet our team

Rosario Allauca Castillo

DIRECTOR AND LEAD TEACHER

Rosario, our Director, is also a lead teacher with more than a decade of experience with younger children. She has a Masters in Higher Education from her home country of Peru and a Masters degree in the USA. For years she has taught kindergarten and Spanish language immersion and has taught and supervised student teachers. Her calm but focused approach to working with young children endears her to the children, parents and staff whom she supervises.

Adriana Mendoza

LEAD TEACHER

Since the 9th grade, Adriana Mendoza had dreamed of becoming a teacher and is so happy to be on staff.  Hailing from Peru, she arrived in the USA for primary school. She appreciated the support and impact that her teachers had as she adjusted to her new environment and that is what motivated her to become a teacher.  She takes the intellectual development of every student very seriously. Before she received her Master’s degree in Education, she did much volunteer work in tutoring in many different levels of math, ranging from Pre-Algebra to Calculus, and Spanish, ranging from Spanish 1 to AP Spanish.

She adds, “I love working as a teacher, not just because of the knowledge that I get to pass down to my students, but also because of what the students get to teach me. I have gained new styles of approaching problems from the creative ways that students have brought into the classroom. I look forward to seeing how much all of us, the students and I, will learn from each other.

Elsa Mamani

LEAD TEACHER

Elsa has a true love for teaching. She brings many years of experience to her role at EasySpanish123. Elsa attended school in Santa Cruz in Bolivia and obtained her bachelor’s  degree in mathematics. After graduation, Elsa  went on to teach math to children and teens from ages 3 to 19. Elsa found her passion in teaching elementary age students and expanded on her experience and training here in the United States. Elsa believes that learning a second language such as Spanish has many benefits when living in a multicultural country such as the United States. She consistently strives to create a fun environment to promote learning and uses her patience and dedication to ensure that each of her students is able to excel. In addition to furthering her teaching development, Elsa enjoys traveling, sightseeing, reading, and hiking.

Elsa understands that the key to learning a language is practice and repetition and she prides herself in providing our students the platform that they need to achieve that objective.

Maria Landro

LEAD TEACHER

Maria loves to teach! She uses her passion for Latin American culture to provide a unique and methodical approach when teaching Spanish to children. After attending school in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maria began sharing her extensive knowledge of the Spanish language with tourists in Peru and Ecuador. Maria also worked as a Spanish tutor in the United States. Most recently, Maria worked as a teacher for students at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery School. Classes with Maria are guaranteed to be engaging and authentic, seamlessly combining South American Culture with the language to provide a completely immersive experience for her students. When not teaching Maria loves to spend time with her family and friends outdoors as well as pursuing her hobbies such as silk acrobatics, and yoga. We are thrilled to have someone as passionate, patient and nurturing as Maria teaching classes
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Location of classes

Our classes are given on Saturday mornings in the beautiful St. Columba’s Episcopal Church* at 4201 Albemarle St NW, one block west of Wisconsin Ave. and just north of the intersection of Wisconsin and Nebraska Aves. (Tenley Circle). Entrance is on Butterworth Place.

Metro: Take the Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. Use the west exit, and head south on Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Albemarle Street and walk one block to the church. Walk past the church and enter through the wooden gate and walk past the building, into the center courtyard.  Follow the signs.

Parking: Street parking is easy to find on Saturday mornings. There is a small church parking lot located on Butterworth Place, which may have space available.

*EasySpanish123 is not affiliated with or endorsed by St. Columba’s Episcopal Church

Entrance to the school