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Meet the Team

We Help Students to Succeed in the Global Economy

With proven tools and an experienced team, we guide you to develop your Spanish skills consistently and progressively to communicate faster and efficiently in Spanish in this globalized world.


Celina Gutiérrez

Owner & Founder

Celina was born in Mexico where she completed a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and worked in different industries conducting international business. Twenty years ago she moved to Canada where she continued her studies in the business field until she became a mom.

Becoming a mom triggered her desire to teach Spanish to her daughter. She founded the first online bookstore in Canada that specialized in children's books in Spanish and Bilingual. Which later evolved to become what now is known as Speak Spanish Academy.

Celina holds various certifications, among, a Spanish as a Foreign Language Teacher Certificate, Train the Trainer, Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning, Digital Marketing Certificate, and Advanced TSSOL-DEESI Certificate (Teacher of Spanish to Speakers of Other Languages - Diploma de Enseñanza del Español Internacional)

Her experience in international business and business administration spans more than two decades, and her teaching experience spans more than 10 years. She combines this background to offer Spanish courses to satisfy specific individual and company needs, teaching students of all ages. More than 11, 000 hours of training experience at all proficiency levels.

  • SIELE authorized
    examination center

  • Experienced native
    Spanish trainers

  • Spanish private
    classes available

  • Small size group classes,
    6 students max.

  • SIELE authorized examination center

  • Experienced native Spanish trainers

  • Spanish private classes available

  •  Small size group classes. 6 students max.

How long will it take to speak Spanish?

Flexible and Progressive Spanish learning.

Students who start at a lower beginner level can work their way up to a strong competency level in 150-200 hours successfully. Approximately 8-12+ months in a 2-hour-per-week in class and about 1-3 hours of independent work depending on the pace chosen.

Do you want to see results faster? No problem, we can customize the course to the pace you wish to: Regular, Semi-Intensive, Intensive. We have carefully created programs to see the return of your investment and dedication with our one on one courses.

We've been teaching Spanish to students of all ages for over eight years. We believe that learning a new language requires consistency, and there is a path to fluency for students and families who are serious about learning Spanish.

If you believe as we do, embark on a great Spanish learning adventure with us and be part of this growing SSA family. A community of like-minded individuals of all ages.

Hope to see you soon,

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Meet the Instructors


Diana González

Rebeca Ferreyra

Rebeca Ferreyra

Laura L. Velázquez

Laura L. Velázquez

Sara Velasco

Sara Velasco

Norah Pierdant

Norah Pierdant

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  • Get In Touch
  • Address

    Speak Spanish Academy
    71 Speers Road, Unit 13,
    Oakville, Ontario, L6K 0H9

  • Office Hours

    Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
    Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm Sun: Closed

  • Business Phone

    +1 (905) 815-9777

  • Business Email


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