Leonlingua is a world-class Spanish language school that operates out of Casa Elisa in coastal Las Peñitas, Nicaragua, founded by Elisabeth Hofstad in 2011.
Elisabeth began her career as a teacher in Norway in 1983, teaching Spanish to high school-level students. Since then she has taught students of all ages including adult learners and fellow Spanish teachers who want increase their curricular capacity.
Elisabeth first came to Nicaragua in 2006 to teach Spanish grammar to Norwegian students in León, which she continues today. In 2007 she permanently relocated to Las Peñitas and in 2011 she founded Leonlingua, originally conceived of as a in-home Spanish lesson service.
However, when the construction of Casa Elisa was completed in 2012, Leonlingua moved in and became the brick and mortar establishment that it is today.
Elisabeth’s life’s passion and work has been and continues to be teaching the Spanish language to students of all levels, backgrounds, and cultures which is the driving force behind Leonlingua.