Spanish for Niños

Welcome to Spanish for niños


Marianela Perez-Portal AKA Ms. Nella

Founder and Director


     Marianela Perez-Portal is a Panama City, Panama native and United States citizen. Educated in Panama City, Panama and Miami, Florida with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Development,  Ms. Nella has been teaching Spanish to children as an early childhood development program for 18 years in different childcare centers in Miami, Fl. and in Columbus, Ohio. Experience in the classroom is where she had the opportunity to work with young children and to implement fun while they learn a second language.

     Ms. Nella truly believes that children absorb languages and learn to pronounce words at an early age. This gives children the kick start advantage over young adults trying to learn a language during the secondary education process.

     Studies find that young children even store a second language in a different area of the brain which emphasizes the developmental process of children starts at a very young age.

     Ms. Nella is very happy to bring Spanish for Niños to all of the children of Columbus, Ohio.

"Where learning Spanish is pure fun."