Spanish | Isabella & Ferdinand Academia de Español | Spanish Language and Cultural Learning Center

Isabella & Ferdinand Academia de Español

Spanish Language and Cultural Learning Center

School Language: 
Spanish / español
Number of Classes: 
5
Classes available on: 
Tuesdays
Fridays
Saturdays
Contact Person: 
Alexandra Migoya

Isabella & Ferdinand Academia de Español is a Spanish Language and Cultural Learning Center situated in NW Washington, DC.

Our mission is for students to become both linguistically and culturally fluent in the Spanish language. We teach our students so that they gain a solid foundation of not only the language but also provide access to a full understanding of the arts, literature and culture of Spain and Latin America. Studies have shown that by learning a foreign language in a cultural context, children achieve fluency at a faster rate, gaining a more comprehensive array of vocabulary and oral expression in that target language. By learning through culture, children also become more engaged learners, gaining a love, respect and appreciation for the Spanish language for life.

Isabella & Ferdinand offer classes to first-time learner and also children who have at least one Spanish-speaking parent and who hear Spanish on a regular basis. These are our "bilingual" or Heritage Learners. These children are generally fluent in comprehension but require instruction to advance their expressive abilities, writing and reading.

For these children of primary school age we offer our Isabella & Ferdinand Curso Intensivo classes as well as our Curso DELE which prepares our more advanced students for taking the DELE exam.

The Curso Intensivo classes follow our Isabella & Ferdinand CultureCentric Immersion Curriculum and are based on the linguistic standards of the Plan Curricular of the Instituto Cervantes, but are designed for children who already have a solid comprehension base and adequate (but not necessarily fluent) oral ability in the Spanish language. This usually applies to children who have one or both parents (or a dedicated caregiver) who are Spanish-speaking or who have had previous significant exposure to Spanish language education.

Our Isabella & Ferdinand Curso Intensivo classes for bilingual children are designed to enhance oral, written and reading skills in the language moving at a faster pace than our other classes within the same age group. The Curso DELE prepares students for taking the DELE exam and follows a course of certification throughout the various levels of fluency.

These classes meet Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.


The Spanish Embassy also offers a program for Spanish nationals.

You can find more information at http://www.ampawashington.com/ or contact Mr. Alberto Criado López.