¡Hola! Welcome to Over The Andes, where cultural inquisitiveness meets Spanish language learning.

Discover the cultural diversity of Latin America. Use Spanish to build deep connections with your loved ones and wider community.

¡Hola! Welcome to Over The Andes, where cultural inquisitiveness meets Spanish language learning.

Discover the cultural diversity of Latin America. Use Spanish to build deep connections with your loved ones and wider community.


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Small Group Spanish Language Coaching

The Beginner Spanish Experience Program takes learners from feeling intimidated by Spanish to loving and confidently using the language. Weekly small group sessions keep learners accountable and provide a safe, supportive space to practice and learn. Book a Call to find out how this program can help you.

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Beginner Spanish Learning Materials

Yes! You can learn Spanish! And at Over The Andes we make it even more fun by including resources that incorporate language with Latin American culture. Get access to over 30 beginner mini-lessons and workbook resources.

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Latin American Culture Awareness Resources

Over The Andes was first established as a blog to celebrate and raise awareness of the cultural diversity of Latin America. We curate and produce resources to showcase the similarities and differences across Central America, South America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Check us out on Teachable too.


Kim De Silva was an absolute joy to have as a teacher. My classes with her were well-structured and engaging, focusing on Latin American culture, history, and business. She brought these topics to life with her fascinating in-depth instruction, through which I gained new perspectives and fell in love with the Latin American world. Not only was she always organized and dependable, but she made learning enjoyable and created an atmosphere of enthusiasm that stemmed from her own love and passion for her field. I will always cherish the time I spent in her classroom. Zoe Laydoo, COSTAATT Valedictorian 2021, AA Spanish
Zoe Laydoo
COSTAATT Valedictorian 2021, AA Spanish
For five years I had the privilege of having Kim De Silva as my teacher during my journey at the College of Science, Technology & Applied Arts of Trinidad & Tobago (COSTAATT). From her first class, Kim, with her bubbly personality and interactive teaching style, made me feel confident. She displayed a wealth of knowledge, teaching us about the history, culture, politics, and international relations of Latin America and the Caribbean. Her lectures were clear, orderly and very organized, thus allowing new information to be easily understood.
Wendy Inniss
BA Latin American Studies, Magna Cum Laude
Spanish was like Greek to me. I had no idea how I'd do this course. Now, I'm reading things in Spanish off signs and food labels. I'm even telling my co-workers how to say stuff in Spanish. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I really had a great semester. Thank you again for making Spanish simple and understandable. The material was more than sufficient and the layout simply marvelous. You never left anyone behind, a trait that few teachers possess. It shows your love and passion for teaching. I want to know more. I want to do more Spanish. What's next?
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again...I really love this course!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I’ve taken Spanish classes since preschool and still learned new things. But also appreciate how well designed the course is for the beginner.
All the classes over the years didn’t give me the level of confidence in speaking that I gained in 6 weeks with Kim’s course.
And then the cultural element!!
I would take it all again just to learn more about every country. I loved sharing what I learned with my family and seeing their empathy grow. Kim even included a fun story I could share with my kids.
If you have any curiosity about Spanish language or culture this is the place to begin!
Shawna Dickson
CEO, Natural Health and Fitness
We worked with Kim to learn housing terms and basic transportation needs. Her work was easy to follow and within days we (my 13yr old and I) had it mastered! Thank you so much for making it so easy to follow and learn.
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About Kim

Beginner Spanish learners work with me to become more confident using the language to build deeper connections with their loved ones and community members. As a Spanish Language Coach and Culture Advocate, I use my passion for cultural empathy to take learners from intimidated to loving language and culture.
Let’s chat about your Spanish language goals and how you can achieve them.

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