about us

photo by Chelsea Bren

Our Mission

Lake Norman Language Academy is a local business that offers Spanish, Portuguese, English as a second language, German and French  classes to the residents of the Lake Norman Area. Our instructors are native speaking instructors with years of teaching experience and are passionate about teaching their language and cultures. Our goal is to make Spanish and other foreign languages fun, easy and as convenient as possible!

Through a warm and positive environment we help our students to reach their personal goals, gain self-confidence with the target language and understand other cultures. 

Helping the Children: We are committed to help the children of our community to get ready for the challenges that come with a continuously growing Spanish population in our area, country and the world. We help them to understand that they are a part of this wide, colorful, wonderful world where different languages are spoken and we are still able to understand each other!

Helping Adults and Families: We are committed to help adults and families of our community to enrich their personal and professional lives through the learning of foreign languages and cultures. 

Helping Businesses: We are committed to help businesses in our area to become more competitive in the growing global market, through the understanding of foreign languages and cultures. 

Our Vision

Become the first option for learning foreign languages in the Lake Norman Area. We will be a place where people will learn not only a new language, but will find family values in place. Our best advertising will be our satisfied, happy, and repetitive students. We will teach foreign languages to generations and help build stronger family bonds through educational fun time together! 

About the Founder

My name is Abigayl Pansini.  I was born and raised in Perú.  I started a travel agency in Peru right after leaving college mainly with the idea to be able to travel around the world, which was my dream at that age. I also started another company as an American Airlines Representative. I managed both family businesses for almost 12 years when I decided it was time for me try to reach my next goal in life.

I moved to the USA almost 22 years ago to pursue my Master Degree in Business Administration. Not only did I get it, but also got married and  blessed with our 2 children Marcella and Anthony. Looking for ways to encourage my children to learn more Spanish, I came up with the idea to teach my language to children in a fun and easy way. 

I had taught the Spanish language at Woodlawn School (Davidson), H.O.M.E. at Grace Covenant Church (Cornelius), McKinney Academy (Davidson) , Davidson Elementary, Goddard School (Mooresville),  South Iredell High School (tutoring the IB program - Troutman), and the after school Spanish programs at Lake Norman Elementary, Woodland Heights Elementary School, Coddle Creek Elementary (Mooresville) and Little Scholars Academy of Lake Norman (Huntersville). Currently, I'm offering Spanish classes at Christian Montessori School of Lake Norman (Huntersville)

While I had the idea of starting a company here for a few years, the right time finally came almost 9 years ago.  I love what I am doing, teaching my language and working with students of all ages! Now with the help of a group of talented teachers, we are making possible to expand our services to the Lake Norman area with the same quality we started with.

It is very rewarding to see my students' progress. I have seen my young students blossoming, developing self-confidence, making their own sentences with pride, and speaking Spanish while having fun. My adult students are amazing. We have fun, laugh, relax, talk about our lives, become friends, and speak Spanish! Each of my students is different, special, and I love them all!