(even if you don't!)
Are you wishing your children could learn another language?
Do your high school students need Foreign Language credits?
Do you want your children to connect with their Spanish speaking heritage?
Studying Spanish Builds...
*Future Career Opportunities
*Problem Solving Skills
*Confidence & Creativity
But Here's the Problem...
I talk with students of all ages.
This is what I hear:
"I studied Spanish in high school...but I can't really speak it now."
I tutor high school students who are struggling to master all the grammar, words, and concepts in a typical textbook...over 2,000 words per year!
Sadly, in many typical classrooms, students learn about the language, but they're not using it to communicate.
And the solution...
Your students don't need 2,000 words...
or even 500...
they don't need to know how to buy a hammer...
or a washing machine...
How many words do you really need to get through the day?
Take a guess...
It's 50! Just 50 words!
Doesn't it make sense to learn those first?
In this program, we slow down to speed up.
We follow the principles of TPRS®,
Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling.
Students listen and learn to speak in a relaxed, fun, creative environment. They understand what teachers speak and quickly speak it themselves. They tell stories and learn to have conversations.
The results are amazing!
This class gave my daughter so much confidence! And she was able to be in public and hear Spanish and know what the conversation was about.
High school parent, 2022
Join Our Spanish Membership
In 2020, the only way to learn Spanish with me was to attend a small private school in Iowa, or sign up with me for short-term lessons online. In 2021, we started our membership-style classes and it was fantastico, so we are doing it again for the 2022-23 school year.
Your high school students need foreign language credit. As a homeschooling parent, it's hard to know where to start. In this program, your students will get live online instruction and fulfill their requirements.
If you have younger children (7-13), we have classes for them too. Start them learning Spanish now, and it will be even easier for them later on.
Studying another language can be confusing, or expensive, or both...you may have experience with this.
If you were to sign up for private tutoring, you could pay $75/hour in some platforms...which over the course of the year would make this program cost $6750!
Some tutors will charge less, like $40/hour, which becomes more like $3600 over the course of the year. Even if you paid $10/hour, this program would cost a minimum of $900.
Or, you could get a program and study on your own, which is less expensive, but not interactive.
Engaging, story-based, interactive sessions with other students. In our classes, we personalize our language. We make it fun using ridiculous details. Last year, one of our students had an (imaginary) cat as big as a house! It led to all sorts of problemas...(bet you can guess what that word means, right?)
Bottom line? Students said that personalizing the language, and continuing to add details, was the most helpful aspect of their learning.
They were able to take what they were learning and relate those words to common objects or actions.
Elementary Parent, 2022
High school student $87/month
Elementary student $77/month
More than one student?
for 2nd and 3rd family members
Enrolling until August 31, 2022
Please contact Andrea at
for further information.
Enroll now for the 2022-2023 School Year
Classes meet on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday afternoons
September 2022- May 2023
What You Get:
Live Online Spanish Lessons
Practice with Native Spanish Speaker
Parent Q & A Sessions
Speaking, Reading, and Writing
Ms. Andrea is a pleasure to work with and my daughter always looks forward to her Spanish sessions. Her methods encourage creativity and she keeps my daughter engaged and excited to learn. I highly recommend Spanish with Ms. Andrea as a fun supplement to any student's academic growth.
Sara W, Iowa
Xavier Gutiérrez is a native Spanish speaker in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He began speaking English at the age of 6 years old at Colegio Americano. He is trained in the methods of TPRS®. He brings experience teaching young learners and his love of music and games to the world of Spanish learning. With a career in hotel management, Xavier uses multiple languages to build positive relationships with visitors to Guayaquil from all over the world.
Andrea Happel is a Spanish Teacher in Iowa.
Andrea loves teaching Spanish to all ages. In college, she studied abroad in Ecuador and graduated with a BA in Spanish and English. She taught English in both Ecuador and Korea. Teaching endorsements are K-12 Spanish, English, and Bilingual Education. Andrea is also a homeschooling parent and Leadership Coach.
Start learning with us!
We want you to be delighted. Test Spanish With Andrea for a full week of classes. If it doesn't work for your family, let us know what was not working in the first 7 days, and receive a full refund. If you have any issues, just get in touch with us and we will help you get the results you need or give you a refund.