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WE MAKE LEARNING FUN!

Here are Amidon Studios, we help students of all ages feel confident speaking Spanish and English like a native in 90 days or less.

 

Our interactive 1:1 lessons, group classes, self-paced courses, and immersion events make becoming fluent a fun cultural experience for you. 

With the Amidon Method, you'll increase your confidence in speaking Spanish and English right from the start.

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Amidon Method

FEEL CONFIDENT IN 90 DAYS OR LESS WITH THE AMIDON METHOD

I've got the perfect way for you to feel confident speaking Spanish and English like a native in 90 days or less.

 

It's called the Amidon Method.

Over the years, I noticed that though my students learned grammar, the books I used at the time just weren't enough. They just didn't show how native speakers truly talk in real life.

So I developed the Amidon Method to ensure that you learn to speak Spanish and English like a native with confidence.

All my teachers are trained in the Amidon Method. They tailor your lessons to how you learn best and use a variety of interactive materials to ensure you enjoy every single lesson.

 

We love seeing your confidence and ability to speak and understand improve with each lesson!

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SPANISH CONVERSATION

Now is the time to jump into the vibrant and contemporary world of Spanish. Spanish ranks as the second most important language to speak in global business.

Our Spanish course levels:

  • Basic (A1 & A2)

  • Intermediate (B1 & B2)

  • Advanced (C1 & C2)

  • Business Spanish

  • Spanish for Travel

  • Spanish for Kids

  • Spanish for Family

Our self-paced Spanish courses:

 

We have 1:1 lessons with in-person and Zoom options, as well as fun Spanish immersion events.

 

For more info, contact us.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION 

Ready to dive into the dynamic and professional sea of English? As the global language of today, speaking English is a key to success in the business world.

Our English course levels:

  • Basic (A1 & A2)

  • Intermediate (B1 & B2)

  • Advanced (C1 & C2)

  • American English Pronunciation

  • Business English

  • English for Kids

Our self-paced American English courses:

We have 1:1 lessons with in-person and online Zoom options.

 

For more info, contact us.

UPCOMING IMMERSION EVENTS 

We're all about making Spanish anything but boring. Whether you're a seasoned salsa dancer or just starting to say "hola" to the language, we've got something for you. Scroll down to see what's sizzling on our calendar...

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER
& LANGUAGE COACH

JACKIE AMIDON DONALDSON

Meet your language guide, a traveler turned teacher with a contagious passion for languages and a knack for helping students discover their hidden linguistic talents.

I'm not just a teacher; I'm your personal guide to mastering Spanish, English, and Italian, empowering you to converse like a native in a mere 90 days or less. My journey into the world of languages began with an insatiable wanderlust, leading me to explore new cultures and immerse myself in their unique tongues.

In 2017, after managing an English language institute in Lima, Peru, I decided to take my passion one step further and founded Amidon Studios. As a certified Spanish and English teacher with over 20 years of experience, I've witnessed the transformative power of language learning firsthand. Nothing beats the look of pure joy on a student's face when they finally grasp a concept or confidently utter a foreign phrase.

 

My academic background includes a Master of Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland, a certificate in Intercultural Education from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in Mexico City, and published papers on anthropology and second language acquisition.

Just like the teachers I've handpicked to join my team, I'm a polyglot myself, fluent in English, Spanish, and French, with Italian and Portuguese currently on my linguistic bucket list. When I'm not teaching or expanding my linguistic horizons, you'll find me tending to my garden, paddling my kayak, or embarking on new adventures around the globe. (That's me, basking in the Cuban sun in Havana!)

So, if you're ready to unlock the secrets of languages and embark on a journey of linguistic exploration, join me, your fellow traveler and language enthusiast. Together, we'll transform your language-learning experience into an unforgettable adventure! 🤲

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LILIA MEDINA
DIRECTOR

Meet Lilia, our linguistic powerhouse who's not just a teacher but a globetrotter and a language enthusiast. She's our certified online English and Spanish teacher, and she also moonlights as a translator, effortlessly switching between languages like a chameleon.

 

Lilia's a true polyglot, fluent in English, Spanish, and French, and she's currently adding Italian to her repertoire, guided by our very own Italian teacher, Elena. With her vast language skills and passion for teaching, Lilia's lessons are a whirlwind of fun and engagement.

She used to call London her home but now resides in the vibrant city of Lima, Peru. Lilia's been a part of our team since 2015, sharing her linguistic expertise and infectious enthusiasm with our students. In 2021, she took on the role of our wonderful director, ensuring everything runs smoothly behind the scenes.

Lilia's a true gem, a language expert, and a dedicated teacher who's always up for a new challenge. With her passion for languages and her ability to connect with students of all ages, Lilia is sure to make your language learning journey a fun and rewarding experience.

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ELENA GAMBA

Meet Elena, our certified Italian and English teacher who's not just a language expert but a globetrotting adventurer. She's recently added the title of Cambridge English examiner to her impressive resume, proving her dedication to language mastery.

With a heart full of wanderlust, Elena has called Milan, London, and Lima, Peru, her home, soaking up each city's unique culture and language. But her thirst for knowledge doesn't stop there – she's currently learning Spanish under the guidance of our very own Spanish teacher, Lilia.

 

When she's not teaching or learning languages, Elena transforms into a passionate tour guide, leading eager travelers on unforgettable journeys around the world. Her enthusiasm for exploring new cultures and sharing her knowledge is contagious, making her a true citizen of the world.

 

Elena has been an invaluable member of our team since 2013, bringing her expertise, passion, and adventurous spirit to our language classes. With her infectious energy and love for languages, Elena is sure to make your learning journey a fun and enriching experience.

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SHEILLA ANTÓN

Say hello to our Spanish for Kids teacher, Sheilla! She's not just your average teacher—she's a child development specialist with a treasure trove of experience working with young minds. She recently swapped the bustling streets of Lima, Peru, for the sunny shores of Boynton Beach, FL, bringing her infectious energy and love for teaching with her.

 

Before joining our team in 2020, Sheilla was busy running her own child development center in Lima, proving she's not just a teacher but a true leader in the field of early childhood education.

 

With a heart full of passion and a head brimming with knowledge, Sheilla is ready to ignite your child's love for the Spanish language and all things Peru!

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PAULINA SÁENZ

Meet Paulina, our online Spanish and Italian teacher who's not just a language expert but a true citizen of the world. She hails from the vibrant city of Guadalajara, Mexico, but her heart belongs to the world.

 

She spent 11 years in the charming city of Florence, Italy, soaking up the culture and language like a sponge. And until last year, she was basking in the sun-kissed city of Chula Vista, CA. Now, she's back in her hometown, ready to share her passion for languages with you.

 

Paulina joined our team in 2022, and since then, she's been bridging cultures and opening doors to new worlds through her engaging and fun-filled lessons.

 

With her infectious enthusiasm and expertise in both Spanish and Italian, Paulina is the perfect guide to help you master these beautiful languages and discover the rich cultures behind them.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

My teacher is awesome. I've learned so much! I've been taking Spanish lessons from her. I have good friends in Tijuana who don't speak any English and I can talk with them now. I am comfortably functioning in a Spanish-immersed environment. 

Barbara, Tijuana, MX

Since I started taking American English lessons, I have experienced a huge change in my speaking in a very short time! I can now speak more fluently. My teacher is very patient and makes me feel very comfortable, making learning even more fun.

Madhavi, San Diego, CA

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English student Madhavi

I'm so glad I signed up for Italian class! I've always wanted to learn another language but language learning wasn't one of my personal strengths. Nothing stuck with me. After traveling and falling in love with Italy, I love that now I'm able to learn at my own pace from an awesome teacher. I can't wait to use my Italian in all my future trips!

India, Phoenix, AZ

My kids' Spanish teacher is an upbeat, knowledgeable, and attentive instructor. She tailors the classes to my kids' needs and frequently evaluates their progress and direction. She creates interactive games and uses bright and interesting videos to supplement. One of my favorite things may be the cultural tidbits that she includes in the lessons.

Jenny, Charleston, WV

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Richmond – Tri-Cities, VA | San Diego – Chula Vista, CA

jackie@amidonstudios.com

Phone & WhatsApp +1 619-483-5874

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