" Mrs. Pansini is a tremendous resource for children who are eager to learn a second language. She provides opportunities to expose children to the Spanish culture at a young age, and does so with enthusiasm and expertise."
Boen Nutting, Ed.D
Lake Norman Elementary
Mount Mourne IB School (currently)
" I think the small class size offers a good level of personal instruction. The class moves at a good pace and covers a good range of subjects, keeping it interesting. This allows us to stay focused and engaged. I like the mix of segments; moving about from reading, speaking, writing and interacting with the others... You are a natural teacher, keeping the class interesting and fun. It’s obvious you enjoy what you do! "
"I absolutely love everything about this class and I have learned so much from it and I think you have a way with kids and were born to teach Spanish. You are such a great teacher you got me so motivated to keep learning more and more. You've taught me Spanish so well but that isn't the only thing you've taught me you've taught me kindness and manners etc. and last but not least you've showed me what a great Spanish teacher looks like. I highly recommend señora Pansini to anyone who wants to learn how to speak, write, and/or read Spanish no matter if you have no experience with Spanish period or you are completely bilingual, you can still learn so much from señora Pansini. You have such a big heart and you are so kind, loving and caring for everyone. You are the sweetest teacher I have ever met and definitely have made a huge impact on my education you are so influential I think about you every day and admire you so much. You are like a second mom or an aunt to me I look up to you like a family member and that is probably because you are a family member to me. I am so glad that I was able to have you as a Spanish teacher and I'm so sad that I will not be returning next season! Muchas gracias y te quiero mucho"
Lake Norman Elementary School going into Mount Mourne IB School
As a personal note, I have to add that Kendall was in our Spanish after school program for 2 years at Lake Norman Elementary School and in the third year moved to the Level 2 group class of bilingual kids. Her skill to learn Spanish was outstanding and she continued excelling with her Spanish on the higher level. She will be attending the IB program at Mount Mourne School where Spanish is part of the curriculum. I'm going to miss her kindness, her love for the class. She stole my heart and I'm sure by the time she graduates high school she will completely bilingual!!
"Ms. Abigayl led interactive, engaging Spanish classes for our lower school students at Woodlawn School for three years. Her energy and enthusiasm created an upbeat classroom atmosphere that made learning Spanish fun for all students! I can still hear our students singing "Chocolate, Chocolate" and dancing around the room! Thank you for everything! "
Head of School
" Mrs. Pansini is very passionate about instructing Spanish as a 2nd language to the students of McKinney Academy. Because of her passion, the students have made great gains this year in Spanish. The parents were very impressed with the students' performance as they presented songs and a skit, all done in Spanish. Thank you, Mrs. Pansini, for all you do with the students of McKinney Academy!!!"
" I've taken multiple Spanish classes through the years. I have to say that I learned more from Lake Norman Language Academy in just the few short weeks than I learned throughout my high-school and college years. If you really want to learn how to speak the language, this is the place to go". Sharon Wahrmund VP of Products and Operations Cashklick Inc. Statesville, NC
"Abigayl, as we near the end of my first Spanish course I wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed learning with you and my classmates. At my age I must say that I was somewhat hesitant and intimidated starting back to school. However, your style of teaching calmed me from the very first class. The learning is non-threatening and a lot of fun. I look forward continuing on with your Spanish 2 class next week. Thank you for all of your help"
Vice President of Business Development
" My son has participated in Spanish classes for the past two years with LKN Language Academy and I couldn't be happier with them. The instructor was always incredibly warm and affectionate towards the children and made learning fun. Every session was filled with high energy and creative activities. As a college-level language instructor myself, I was particularly impressed with the students' enthusiasm and real progress throughout the year. My son looks forward to continuing with Spanish this year."
Amanda Ewington, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Chair
"Grace has enjoyed learning Spanish from Mrs. Pansini. She has been taking lessons since she was in kindergarten and has really started to bloom! This is a life skill that every parent should help to supply to their children and Mrs. Pansini makes the process fun for the children" (2011)
" Grace is loving Spanish, she often gets the highest grade in, not only her class, but has also scored the highest in 6th grade on one test at Mt. Mourne IB! I constantly remind her how important it was for her to have a base. Thank you so much for doing such a good job with her! (2013)
Lake Norman Elementary School
Mount Mourne IB
" My son wanted to sign up for Spanish class before school twice a week. I was pretty sure I would end up having to force him to get up and go every time. To my surprise, he popped out of bed every morning he had Spanish and couldn't wait to get there. He absolutely LOVED every minute. He would work on his Spanish book any chance he got because he said it was so fun. Moreover, I was astounded at the amount he learned in such a short period of time. He can now say and write more in Spanish than I could after taking it for 4 years in High School! He is sad that his Spanish session is ending. We will definitely be sending him back to the Lake Norman Language Academy!”
Davidson Elementary School
"Señora Pansini not only gave my first grade students an understanding of the Hispanic culture, geography and traditions, she also inspired my students to learn and love the language. Her passion and understanding of how children learn enable her to make her teachings interactive and meaningful. My first grade students could not wait for Señora Pansini to arrive for class! She is the best Spanish teacher ever and a true inspiration to children (and teachers)!!"
Teacher - Woodlawn School
" With a small group of people, the level of ‘one on one’ interaction in an open forum helps everyone in the room. We all learn from one another listening to the ‘one on one’ with our peers in the classroom. The instructor was EXCELLENT. Energetic, enthusiastic & FUN to learn from!
"My 14 year old son struggled with Spanish from the beginning of the school year and seemed to have given up on ever doing well in the subject. I turned to Senora Pansini in a last ditch effort to get him on the right track. The results have been amazing! As of Alec’s most recent progress report, he has a 96% overall average in Spanish, a fifty point increase from 6 weeks ago.
Abigayl’s approach to learning has helped Alec to go into his class with a better understanding of what is going on and what is expected from him. She has helped build his confidence where before he had none in this subject.
This has been a great experience and I will definitely use Lake Norman Language Academy as a resource for both of my children in the future. Thank you so much!
Karen Reilly Ellis
Mount Mourne IB School
"What wonderful things you are doing for our children – thank you. I think of you often. I am so inspired by your enthusiasm and your personal involvement in all your classes. What a wonderful gift you give to the children, not only teaching them but also the personal attention and love that you give them."
" Lake Noman Language Academy was exactly what helped my daughter get an A in Spanish III. The program was geared specifically to the course in high school, and the time frame of lessons worked out perfect with my daughter. She loved the one on one classes and could move as fast or slow as needed. I would recommend Lake Norman Language Academy to anyone learning Spanish"
" With a small group of people, the level of ‘one on one’ interaction in an open forum helps everyone in the room. We all learn from one another listening to the ‘one on one’ with our peers in the classroom. The instructor was EXCELLENT. Energetic, enthusiastic & FUN to learn from!”
" I like how we did some worksheets, and then moved to something more hands-on like songs and games, from what we were learning. Also to make conversations to different speaking people and it was easy! ( Middle-High school Summer camp)
Lake Norman High School
" Mrs. Elsa has done a wonderful work with our 4 year old son. She impressed all of us with her patience and approach with kids. We have been very happy with our experience with LKN Language Academy, we will be recommending to many others."
Assistant Professor at Elon University
"Our son, Zachariah, entered the 6th grade at Mt. Mourne IB this year and asked to attend the Lake Norman Language Academy this past summer so he could get a jump start on his Spanish. We could not work our schedule to fit into one of the summer camps, but Ms. Pansini offered the option of one-on-one classes. We were not sure that one-on-one classes would hold Zachariah’s interest, but we were very wrong……he looked forward to each class and even asked to take two additional classes so he could continue to learn new things. Zachariah did wonderfully – he learned so much in his short time with Ms. Pansini and entered 6th grade Spanish class a very confident young man. He even introduced himself to the Spanish Teacher at 6th Grade Orientation using the Spanish he had learned from Ms. Pansini.
Belinda and Jeff Rumple
Mount Mourne IB School