KS Language Academy is dedicated to teaching Spanish and English to our community members. We are a small business located in Tampa, and are proud to have served the Greater Tampa Bay Area for more than ten years.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality instruction and education to our students. We offer an exclusive holistic program which combines all language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
All classes at the academy are taught by a team of professional native instructors. We carefully select our instructors based on their teaching experience and academic education.
Our professional team is trained and well versed to meet the needs of each student. Our aptitude exam and interview give the instructors a clear view of the student's level, their priorities for each stage of learning, and the steps needed to achieve their language goals.
Mariana Kappler has a Bachelor's degree in Financial Business Administration with a Finance Specialization in Banking. She has 14 years of experience in the bank industry in Venezuela, and has been a language instructor since moving to Tampa, Florida in 2007.
Mariliana Rico has a PhD in Law, and a Master's degree in Commercial Law with 20 years of experience as a professor in Spain and Latin America. She has been a language instructor with us since 2014.
Taylor McDowell graduated from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature. He has worked as a theatre correspondent for a Chicago newspaper, and has been a language instructor with us since 2016.