About us
StartSpanish was founded with the vision
to transform the Spanish learning experience.

The history of language learning has evolved from a focus on grammar and translation to communicative approaches. Today, it is proven that the best way to learn a new language is when the students find themselves immersed in real conversations. Our headquarters is located in San Diego, California. The amazing teachers who make our mission possible are spread all over Latin America.
Meet our team:
Alfonso Santiago
Alfonso Santiago
Founder & CEO
Josefina Fiore
Josefina Fiore
Co-Founder & CIO
Agustín Casado
Agustín Casado
Co-Founder & CFO
Emanuel Aguirre
Emanuel Aguirre
Web Developer

Leandro Giordano
Leandro Giordano
Multimedia UX Designer
Luciana Slaen
Luciana Slaen
Spanish Teacher/Trainer
Vanesa Alba
Vanesa Alba
Spanish Teacher/Manager
Cecilia Bengio
Cecilia Bengio
Lead Spanish Teacher

Pía Amoedo
Pía Amoedo
Spanish Teacher
Silvana Ayala
Silvana Ayala
Spanish Teacher
Marina Fabre
Marina Fabre
Spanish Teacher
Victoria Morell
Victoria Morell
Spanish Teacher

Constanza Pastor
Constanza Pastor
Spanish Teacher
Ceci Vittori
Ceci Vittori
Spanish Teacher
Carlos Rivera
Carlos Rivera
Spanish Teacher
Matías Takaya
Matías Takaya
Spanish Teacher
Frequently asked questions
1
What is a Group Live Session?
A Group Session is real-time class with up to 5 students led by a certified native Spanish-speaking teacher.
The virtual classroom is a very easy-to-use interface in which you will be able to listen and speak with your teacher and other students.
The only thing you need is a headset (webcam not necessary) and a positive attitude =).
The teacher will lead the class; share pictures; introduce real life situations; suggest activities in order to help students gain confidence. Group Sessions are fun! And they are the best way to reach fluency.
Each Group Session is typically 45 minutes and they start every hour. After the class the teacher will send a feedback report via email to each student with their performance in the class.
2
Do I have to own a webcam to join a live session?
Nope! Only a working microphone to communicate with the teacher is required. A headset is also highly recommended.
3
How many students will be in the Group Session with me?
As we like to keep things small and personal, the maximum amount of students allowed per live session is 5.
But don't worry, we offer several classes every hour so there will always be room for you!
4
What does the full access to the interactive course includes?
Our students have access to 30 units of fun and entertaining interactive lessons including engaging videos, audio, flashcards, verb exercises and grammar guides. Get started now and make your journey to Spanish fluency a fun one!
5
How much does a monthly subscription cost?
We offer a wider range of plans and prices to fit everyone's needs. Check Plans and Prices.
6
How do I pay?
We accept both PayPal and all major credit cards. The registration process will guide you step by step through our secure payment process.
7
What happens if I want to cancel my subscription?
You will be able to cancel your plan whenever you want at any time. No penalties, no questions asked. And we will stop any recurring payment immediately.
8
What happens if I want to try the program before subscribing?
We offer a 100% free trial, no credit card required. You will be able to try everything before deciding.
9
What is the 30-day money back guarantee?
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee to all our students who subscribe to StartSpanish for the first time. If you wish to cancel during the first month because you are not satisfied, we will issue a full refund for the entire month. No questions asked!
10
What are the system requirements?
To join our online School you only need a standard PC/Mac with an Internet connection and a headset. That's it. No special software or downloads are required.

If you are a Windows user, these are the minimum requirements:
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP,
    Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • Windows 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 8 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP.
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP, 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended)
    for Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 or later; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome.
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 11.2+.
If you are a Mac OS user, these are the minimum requirements:
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core? Duo or faster processor.
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended).
  • Mac OS X 10.7.4, 10.8, 10.9.
  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome.
  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2+.
11
What is the StartSpanish fluency guarantee?
We guarantee that with your commitment to learn and our proven method, you can reach Spanish fluency within 12 months. To prove it, we offer a fluency guarantee: if after the 12-month course, you still don't feel you have reached fluency, we will give you six additional months of free practice with our teachers and full access to our multimedia lessons. Upon completing the course, we will send you a Start Spanish certificate!
12
What if I need help and have more questions?
We are always here to assist you! We have an online teacher to answer your questions immediately through live chat in our internal messaging system.
13
Where are the StartSpanish teachers from?
Most of our teachers are from Latin America and are located in our office in Argentina. We make it a priority that our teachers are native speakers to ensure your success of the Spanish language. Just FYI, all of them are fluent in English as well!