Michelle Ruiz is the founder and principal instructor for Espáñate. She aspired to teach and help enrich the minds of students for as long as she can remember. In 2005, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Málaga in Spain. Following her graduation, she began her career as an English and Spanish professor, helping students to comprehend, write and effectively communicate in the languages.
Making the bold decision to leave her small town of Malaga, Spain, she later moved to New York City. to share her love of the Spanish language with the rest of the world.
In 2014, Espáñate was launched to provide kids, students, adults and businesses the opportunity to learn Spanish in a comfortable, creative and conversational manner. Since then, Michelle has assisted many children and adults to finally put into practice what they never understood from books.
With more than 12 years of experience as a professional teacher, Michelle has mastered ways to teach languages by incorporating the key ways the cultures think. She advises her students to begin learning the language by understanding the country’s culture, pronunciation, and lifestyle. Michelle and her team of teachers are excited to assist in speaking and loving Spanish starting today!