Carla’s daughter, Valentina Mount, and a friend are having fun at Spanish Adventure Summer Camp in 2011. The kids have a Fiesta Party and learn about the Latin culture through activities like making a pinata.

Most of us have had to take a language course at some point during our high school or college careers. If yours went anything like mine did, then you didn’t remember much after that year or two was over. It’s difficult to learn a second language with twenty or more other students at school; but “Hands-on Spanish” in FishHawk is an alternative to this unfavorable classroom setting.

Hands-on Spanish is an interactive program that offers classes for all ages at the home of educator Carla Mount. Mount was born and raised in Venezuela and has been teaching Spanish for more than seven years. She is well-rounded in terms of experience, having taught everything from Spanish in after school programs at Boyette Springs and Fishhawk Creek elementary schools, to English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for several programs in Tampa, Wimauma and Plant City. “Being an educator has allowed me to know how important it is to be bilingual,” said Mount. “Spanish is constantly being spoken around us and those willing to learn the language will certainly have an edge in a competitive market, as it is the third most commonly spoken language in the world.”

Hands-on Spanish consists of a variety of classes including V.P.K and elementary school classes – with no more than
seven students per session – middle and high school tutoring and adult conversational classes. Each class runs one hour per week and includes personalized instruction, educational material and a portfolio for each student. Mount also provides affordable customized conversational classes for business or travel.

Mount created this unique, teaching method with the ultimate vision of inspiring anew generation to understand the importance of being bilingual in order to promote cross-cultural understanding.

Also, Hands-on Spanish will be hosting a “Spanish Adventure Summer Camp” where kids will be immersed in the Latin culture through a distinctive program with diverse and exciting learning adventures.  Each day students will be introduced to this new culture through educational activities, cooking Latin meals, learning to dance salsa and merengue and playing and singing typical Latin games and songs. 

To sign up for classes or register for summer camp, contact Mount at 569-9790 or e-mail her at The Hands-on Spanish Website is

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