María Menéndez

Founder of eSpacool

E-mail: maria@espacool.com
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Office Hours
Mon. – Fri. 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Central European Time (CET)

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¡Hola! My name is María Menéndez and I am proud to introduce myself as a Spanish teacher and the founder of eSpacool, my new online Spanish school for young learners.

For almost two decades, I have been teaching Spanish, and I have had the opportunity to work in person with students all over the world, from Europe and Asia to South and North America. I spent 11 years working in bilingual programs in schools across the United States.

I am a fully certified Spanish and elementary school teacher, and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, bilingual and ESL teaching endorsements, and a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Research in Education. Likewise, I am also an accredited examiner from Instituto Cervantes, Google Certified, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator.

I was born and raised in Asturias, a small state on the north coast of Spain. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you definitely need to add it to your bucket list – Asturias is a breathtaking paradise full of gorgeous beaches, stunning mountains, and delicious food.

Thanks to the proximity of Asturias to Northern Europe, I moved to Ireland in my 20s, and this was the beginning of a journey that took me wandering the world for many years. This allowed me to make countless friends from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, and become a more empathetic and open-minded human being.

“Being able to speak more than one language has really expanded my world and given me access to a greater range of personal and professional opportunities.” – María Menéndez. Founder of eSpacool.com

When I finally returned to Spain in 2021, I wanted to use my experience and knowledge as a Spanish teacher to help children learn Spanish all over the world. That’s why I created my own online Spanish school for kids… and eSpacool got its start!

María Menéndez

eSpacool Founder / Director
Spanish Immersion Teacher

E-mail: maria@espacool.com
WhatsApp: Chat with me!

Office Hours
Mon. – Fri. 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Central European Time (CET)

Go to LinkedInGo to InstagramGo to Pinterest

“Being able to speak more than one language has really expanded my world and given me access to a greater range of personal and professional opportunities.” – María Menéndez. Founder of eSpacool.com

¡Hola! My name is María Menéndez and I am proud to introduce myself as a Spanish teacher and the founder of eSpacool, my new online Spanish school for young learners.

For almost two decades, I have been teaching Spanish, and I have had the opportunity to work in person with students all over the world, from Europe and Asia to South and North America. I spent 11 years working in bilingual programs in schools across the United States.

I am a fully certified Spanish and elementary school teacher, and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, bilingual and ESL teaching endorsements, and a Master’s Degree in Innovation and Research in Education. Likewise, I am also an accredited examiner from Instituto Cervantes, Google Certified, and a Microsoft Innovative Educator.

I was born and raised in Asturias, a small state on the north coast of Spain. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you definitely need to add it to your bucket list – Asturias is a breathtaking paradise full of gorgeous beaches, stunning mountains, and delicious food.

Thanks to the proximity of Asturias to Northern Europe, I moved to Ireland in my 20s, and this was the beginning of a journey that took me wandering the world for many years. This allowed me to make countless friends from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, and become a more empathetic and open-minded human being.

When I finally returned to Spain in 2021, I wanted to use my experience and knowledge as a Spanish teacher to help children learn Spanish all over the world. That’s why I created my own online Spanish school for kids… and eSpacool got its start!

Education and Credentials

National Education University

2022

Master’s Degree in Innovation and Research in Education

Master’s Degree in Innovation and Research in Education

National Education University

2022

UDIMA Madrid Open University

2017 – 2018

TESOL Endorsement

TESOL Endorsement

UDIMA Madrid Open University

2017 – 2018

Florida Department of Education

2012

Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate

Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate

Florida Department of Education

2012

University of Colorado Boulder

2007

Bilingual, ESL and Multicultural Education

Bilingual, ESL and Multicultural Education

University of Colorado Boulder

2007

University of Oviedo

1998 – 2001

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education

University of Oviedo

1998 – 2001

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Your child will learn Spanish without even realizing!

My creative lessons get my students excited about learning Spanish.

At eSpacool, I believe in using a creative and fun approach to language learning. I aim to connect emotionally with my students and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that helps them develop a deep understanding of the Spanish language and culture.

Fun and Interactive

Your child will walk away after each class with the memory of having had a great time while learning. Every class is a fun experience!

Personalization

Every child is unique in their own way! That’s why I use a variety of instructional strategies and activities to meet your child's needs and interests.

Creativity

My lessons are meant to inspire my students! I boost creativity through activities like role play, crafts, music, dance, and storytelling.

Social emotional learning

I value your child's social emotional wellbeing! That’s why I apply teaching strategies that foster self regulation, self esteem, problem solving skills and a growth mindset.

Communication + TPR¹

My goal is for your child to communicate effectively and with confidence in Spanish. I combine language instruction with physical movement to maximize learning effectiveness.

¹ Total Physical Response

Cultural awareness

Language and culture are connected! My students learn about other people's values, customs and beliefs, this helps them learn how to love, and appreciate those different from them.
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Spanish Language Programs

by María Menéndez

I offer a variety of Spanish programs tailored to meet the needs and interests of your child.

Whether your child prefers personalized One-on-One classes, hands-on experiential learning through our Enrichment Club activities, or Group classes that offer the opportunity to learn and have fun with their peers, I have a program that will suit your child.

Book your FREE Trial Class Now!

Ready for your child to learn Spanish? Your first step begins here – let them embark on an exciting educational journey with us!

Book your FREE Trial Class Now!

Ready for your child to learn Spanish? Your first step begins here – let them embark on an exciting educational journey with us!

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Testimonials

I feel very lucky and privileged to work with wonderful students and families!

Read the beautiful comments they say about me.