About Us

 

CASA DE ESPAÑA

Casa de España is the premier destination for Spanish classes for adults in New Orleans. For individuals, we offer small classes which focus on oral communication. For businesses, we offer customized basic language classes focusing on industry-specific vocabulary. In addition to our language classes we seek to promote and share Hispanic culture through our monthly Spanish movie nights, wine tastings, cooking classes, and translation and interpretation services.

REVIEWS

The teachers at Casa de España are very good– On a recent trip to España, I found I could speak and understand most of the things that needed to be done; e.g. renting a car, checking in to hotels, ordering food in restaurants, or getting directions.
Keith B. via Facebook

I have taken Casa de España’s intermediate level classes and participated in one of their wine tastings. I learned a lot from both and the staff is very helpful and accommodating.
Denise G. via Google

I truly enjoy the smaller classes, and that they offer classes on different nights. It helps that they have a couple different locations as I am in different areas depending on work.
Kaytlyn C. via Facebook

Beginning classes at Casa de España are perfect for the student starting at ground zero. It was a very good decision for me. It’s an enjoyable way to learn.
Judy B. via Facebook

THE TEAM

Victoria Mondéjar-Marchante

Victoria Mondéjar-Marchante

Academic Director

Victoria was born in Madrid, Spain. After earning a science graduate degree, she received her TEFL certification and taught Spanish in London. She is passionate about Spanish culture, nature and animals. Her teaching is creative and fun, making learning Spanish memorable.

Emley Kerry

Emley Kerry

Teacher

Emley’s background is in Cultural Anthropology, specifically the Anthropology of Tourism, and she spent many years studying backpacking culture in Colombia, as well as traveling and living in a variety of countries. In addition to being a Spanish teacher at Casa de España, Emley teaches Spanish at Tulane and is a fitness instructor of Crossfit, Yoga, and TRX.

Lourdes Lugo

Lourdes Lugo

Teacher

A native of Puerto Rico, Lourdes teaches Spanish 202 and Spanish 203.

Ernestina Adams

Ernestina Adams

Teacher

A native of Honduras, Ernestina teaches Spanish 100 and Spanish 101.

Luis Rodrigálvarez

Luis Rodrigálvarez

Linguistic Partner

Luis was born in Madrid and moved to the US with his New Orleanian wife in 2005. For many years he worked as an Industrial Designer with several patented designs to his credit. Luis currently does translations and shares his knowledge about Spanish gastronomy and wine for Casa de España. When not with his family, he can be seen riding around the city on his beloved Vespa.

Cristian Boise

Cristian Boise

Managing Partner

Cristian fell in love with the Spanish language while spending summers in Mexico and Spain as a kid. After studying International Relations in the US and Madrid, he worked in sales and as a corporate trainer. The son of educators, his passion for learning was re-kindled after winning an online contest with Casa de España. Of an evening you might catch him in City Park patiently training his bilingual dogs.

OUR LOCATIONS

8200 Hampson St.

New Orleans, LA 70118

2372 Saint Claude Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70117

2200 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA 70062

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