Lake Norman Language Academy, Inc. 
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Testimonials

" 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
Principal
Mount Mourne IB School
Mooresville, NC

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"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! "

Angela McKenzie
Head of School
Woodlawn School
Davidson, NC

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" 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!!!"

Andrea McKinney
Headmistress
McKinney Academy
Davidson, NC
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" 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

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"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"
 

Rod Beard
Vice President of Business Development

American Solar Integrators, LLC
Cornelius, NC
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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! "

Becky Cronin
Flight attendant
USAirways
Davidson, NC

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" 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
Russian Studies
Davidson College 
Davidson, NC
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"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!  Please feel free to use this testimonial for your program. (2012)


Tina Krohn
Parent
Lake Norman Elementary School
Mount Mourne IB
Mooresville, NC
 


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" 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!”

Stacy Baker
Davidson Elementary School
Davidson, NC

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"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)!!"

Nyasha Grennan
Teacher - Woodlawn School
Davidson, NC

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" 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! 

Angie Carpenter 
Huntersville, NC

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" Our group class is fantastic, great teacher, very patient, especially with a 77 year old student as myself. I have learned a great deal from Lake Norman Language Academy. Thank you Mrs. Pansini"

Dora Lamoreux

Statesville, NC
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"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
Parent
Mount Mourne IB School
Mooresville, NC

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"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."  


Mary Sherrill
Davidson, NC

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" 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"
 
Lori Pratt,
Parent,
Lake Norman High School,
Mooresville, NC

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" Erica loved your class and was sad when we had to miss the last one. Your class, in fact, was the only thing that motivated her to show up on Thursdays. We appreciated the following:
1) integration of language, music and culture
2) your enthusiasm and passion for teaching and working with young people
3) the assignment on identifying Spanish speaking countries
4) interaction in class

We are looking forward to learning more about the culture and the interaction between students in class ".


Shelley and Erica Thomas
H.O.M.E - Home school group
Cornelius, NC

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" I enrolled in the Conversational Spanish class hoping to learn a few phrases so that I could communicate better with our community at large.  But I've learned so much more than a few phrases!  I am over 50 years old and learning something new can sometimes be difficult.  But Abigayl is very patient and encourages me to try, try again.  I've learned so much and enjoyed every second!"

 
Teresa Lyalls
Troutman, NC

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"I passed my Spanish class!!! I couldnt have done it without all of your help! I sure am gonna miss you!!!!  You were SUCH an amazing tutor and helped me so much! You are definitely in the right business because you make learning another language fun! "
 
Bonnie Almond
UNCC Senior student
Huntersville, NC

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 "My children love going to Spanish lessons with Mrs. Abigayl.  She incorporates fun with learning to create a memorable experience.  She teaches the children in such a way that the lesson is retained because it is so entertaining.  Learning Spanish is important to us because we live in such a diverse culture that we want to be able to communicate effectively with our neighbors and people that we encounter in our everyday lives.  Thank you Abigayl for this experience!"

Traci D. Thomas
Parent
East Iredell Elementary
Statesville, NC

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" I don't know if you can tell or not, but Earl really loves your Spanish class. She has said that she wished she could take it every day so that she could learn Spanish faster! ...
My husband and I have been so impressed with your teaching. We feel so lucky that Earle has you as her teacher. Thank you so much for all of you hard work"

Alyssa Wood
Davidson Elementary School
Davidson, NC

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" Do you think learning a new language is a tough and boring thing for kids? Not here at Ms. Abigayl's class. Hannah just turned  7. She loves to learn Spanish with Mrs. Abi, since she can always attract her attention by doing various games- learning and having fun!! She is such a patient and encouraging teacher and each time after class, Hannah will feel so proud that she is able to speak more of a new language. People say learning a new language is like opening a window to different world. Thank you, Mrs. Abi, for devoting yourself to openning this new window to kids" .
 
Bingling Liu
Parent 
Lake Norman Elementary School
Mooresville, NC

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"Grey says what was most fun about the camp was learning how to write sentences. Thank you so much for making learning spanish for Grey so much fun. I'm amazed at what he learned in just one week with you.You're the best...."

Teresa Ferrell
Parent
Woodlawn School
Davidson, NC

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" My daugher had so much fun and made new summer friends. She looked forward to going to camp everyday! Ella felt so comfortable and happy with Ms. Abigayl, which was why she was so excited to learn!  Ms. Abigayl has such an obvious love for working with children".  

Christy Larson
Parent
Pine Lake Preparatory School
Mooresville, NC

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" Everybody knows how great Abigayl is teaching Spanish to children. Can you believe she is also an amazing teacher to adults?  I have been taking some Spanish lessons with her and besides  learning another language  I am having so much fun. She is very professional and friendly at the same time. I would recommend her for anyone who would like to speak Spanish as a second  language. It does not matter if you are 8 or 80, Señora Pansini has the right approach for any age ".

 
Lili Bonomo
Mooresville, NC

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"I like how you interact and talk to the children the entire class. You have so much energy and enthusiasm!  The children sense that and have lots of fun learning. You are doing an awesome job! Thanks!"

Kristine Bienstock
Parent
Woodland Heights Elementary School
Mooresville, NC

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 "Thank you for making learning so much fun.  Both Dylan and Clarissa love your Spanish class, they look forward to it every week. We do try to practice it together (as a family) as often as we can ... usually during meals.  I am looking forward to the future when they can speak fluent Spanish. Gracias!

Judy Fong
Parent
Lake Norman Elementary School
Mooresville, NC

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"Peter has really enjoyed the class!  He has learned a lot, and, for some reason, he has never complained about working in his Spanish workbook - amazing! Thank you for your energy, patience, dedication, and encouragement."

Cathleen Stenger
Parent
Davidson Elementary School
Davidson, NC  

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 "Lake Norman Language Acadamy has been wonderful for my 3 year old daughter.  During her first session, she acted so shy during the classes, but later she would come out with Spanish words that I didn't know she knew!  Senora Pansini is so great with kids and my daughter loves her and can't wait to get back to class.  I'm very thankful for how passionate Senora Pansini is to help kids learn another language and for how my daughter has benefited from her skill and expertise"

Sara Van Heukelum
Parent
Davidson, NC

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" Señora Pansini is magical. My daughter was given the choice of any after-school activity and summer camp to choose for herself and without a doubt she immediately chose to learn spanish with Señora Pansini both times. She always loves to go to Spanish class and comes home singing and excited to tell me about what she has learned. I was amazed and so proud when I walked in to hear her having a full conversation in spanish. All thanks to Señora Pansini making her feel comfortable and excited to learn to speak Spanish. Not only does Señora Pansini teach spanish language but she integrates Spanish culture into her lessons along with lots of fun too. We have been very pleased with our experiences so far and my younger child can't wait to go to "Spanish school" like his big sister."

Amanda Hager,
Parent
Woodlawn School
Primrose School
Mooresville, NC
 
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" Mrs. Pansini is a wonderful Spanish instructor, and kept the kids engaged and learning the entire week!  We were very happy with the camp structure, and the kids loved sharing what they learned with us.  The songs and dances helped the kids to learn new words and also learn more about the culture.  It was a well-rounded, fun program!!

Katie Layman,
Parent
McKinney Academy
Davidson, NC

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"I am enjoying my Beginning Spanish class with Abigayl Pansini.  She is full of enthusiasm and creative learning ideas.  Class time flies by.  I am looking forward to continuing with the next level." 

Susan Carroll
French Teacher
Davidson, NC 
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" When I asked my daughter Lauren-Kate how the Spanish class was, her reply was "Awesome!!". Thanks so much for immersing them in Spanish and making it so much fun in the process".

Karen Stewart
Parent
Woodland Discovery Homeschool Group
Davidson, NC
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" 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!” 


Angie Carpenter

Huntersville, NC 
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" 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 2012)

Ashteigh Sexton, 
Lake Norman High School
Mooresville, NC