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Are you looking for a Spanish Provider to deliver Spanish teaching to your elementary school students? You have found it!

We focus only on elementary school Spanish programs.

We prepare your students for high school Spanish.

We can work with your budget to make sure students do not miss an opportunity to learn Spanish.

We have experience. We have been serving the Catholic Schools in the Cleveland area since 1996.

We deliver a very effective Spanish program, with technology oriented activities. Our lesson plans are designed by a curriculum specialist. We can work with your existing curriculum if desired.

We make every effort to find the best teacher for your school and one that fits your school.

Our services are guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with your teacher we will find you a new teacher.

We strive to deliver program continuity by tracking student’s progress. Time is not wasted if a teacher needs substitution or replacement.

In some case auxiliary funds can help pay for the program!

No worries...We will take care of it all!!

We are the best choice, with the right experience, best prices, excellent curriculum and great teacher training and support.

Our Team

  • Veronica Pineda

    Veronica Pinedais the Director of Spanish First Class. She is a native of Nicaragua and came to the United States in 1979. In Nicaragua, Veronica studied three years of elementary school education. As a new immigrant she studied engineering at the University of New Orleans, received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering but yearned to return to teaching .

    Veronica has been providing Spanish programs to Cleveland elementary schools since 1996. She designed and taught the curriculum for her client schools. Today she works directly with school principals to ensure a successful program. She hires, supervises and supports the teachers on a daily basis. She conducts classroom observations and coordinates outside resources. Veronica is the mother of three bilingual daughters.

  • Romina Berardinelli

    Romina Berardinelli is in charge of training and coaching our teachers. She is a native of Argentina. She attended the National Institute of Physical Education and received a Bachelor degree in Physical Education. She is a certified teacher and earned her Alternative License from the Ohio Department of Education. Romina brings 8 years of experience teaching our Spanish curriculum. She enjoys sharing her teaching experience with other teachers.

  • Daniela Pineda
    Curriculum and Technology Specialist

    Daniela Pineda is our curriculum and technology specialist. She attended Hathaway Brown School and then attended Saint Louis University and received a degree in Public Health. Subsequently she enrolled in “Teach for America” where she discovered her passion for teaching. Daniela has taught 3rd and 4th grade in bilingual classrooms. She earned a Master degree from Denver University of Colorado in Curriculum and Instruction. Daniela brings new ideas to deliver bilingual education. She enjoys creating lesson plans for our curriculum and challenging students with new and interesting activities.

Benefits of Learning Spanish

  • Ability to speak to more people through the world

  • Can increase some cognitive abilities

  • Can improve test scores in core subjects

  • Can improve English communication

  • Learning a foreign language as a child is easier

  • Spanish is the second most-spoken language in USA

  • Broadens cultural horizons

  • Can increase career opportunities and salary if fluency is attained

  • Can make travel easier

  • Kids enjoy it!

Our Spanish Program

We offer your elementary school a complete K-8 Spanish program that includes:

Teachers: Our teachers are fluent Spanish speakers and are trained by Spanish First Class. They have submitted to BCI and FBI checks, and are Virtus Trained (for Catholic schools). Spanish First Class applies for and covers expenses for non-tax certificates or substitute licenses.

Orientation for New Teachers: Newly hired teachers receive a complete orientation to ensure a seamless transition.

Training, Coaching and Professional Development Program: We deliver high quality programs by continuous evaluation and open communication.

Coordination of Programs, Textbooks and Workbooks.

Teaching Materials: All lesson plans are designed by our curriculum specialists and our teachers are trained to deliver these interesting lesson plans.

Curriculum: We follow Ohio Department of Education Standards. Our curriculum is approved by the Diocese of Cleveland.

Classroom Observations are conducted by experienced teachers.

Teacher Support is available every day.

Substitutes are trained to provide continuity.

Teach With Spanish First Class

We Train, Coach, Supervise and Support Our Teachers!

"“I feel very satisfied by the orientation Spanish First Class provided me. I know that with this training I can perform well as a Spanish teacher." - Daniela Duran, Teacher, Spanish First Class.
"“I have been working for Spanish First Class for three years and the support they offer makes me feel like I belong to a team. They provide a personal coach to help me succeed.” - Marxa Navez, Teacher, Spanish First Class.