about us

“Language for me is much more than a subject to learn. It is a means of creativity and one of the most powerful ways to connect with others.”

Angela, the instructor, is a U.S. certified Spanish and International Baccalaureate Spanish teacher with over 7 years of experience in primary, secondary, and higher education. She teaches children to adults from all over the world and with varying educational backgrounds. She has taught everything from Spanish to environmental education in Santa Catalina and elsewhere in Panama, Mexico, and the United States. With a Master’s Degree in Community Level Social Work, her passion lies in using language as a means to create connection, enhance experiences, and help to build community. Panama Spanish School is a product of that passion.  And well, when she’s not focused on that, you’ll likely find her surfing.


The swimming pool at or close to Hostel Villa Vento Surf and Spanish School

Hostel Villa Vento Surf Santa Catalina is where the magic of Panama Spanish School happens. Located in a central area in the town of Santa Catalina, it makes for the perfect space for language exchange and learning to occur in a relaxed atmosphere.