Spanish French Italian
Hi, I'm Juliana!
Juliana Russell M.Ed.
Welcome! I'm so happy you are here!
We believe at The Language Mindset that language education is more than speaking another language. We believe that language learning creates curiosity, confidence, empathy!
Our lessons are crafted around engaging with the language in a natural way through art, song, movement, games, and culture. Learning a new language is an absolute gift!
Learning and speaking new languages has opened up my world to new friends. Your child will be guided and given tips and tricks to understand the language without complicating the process.
I've got a little secret for you, everyone can learn a language!
It's possible! You are brave and ready!
We're so excited to welcome your kiddo into The Language Mindset community!
NY State Certified Teacher of Spanish
Masters of Education from Plattsburgh
TOEFL certificate for teaching English
Summer Program in Madrid, Spain
Ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Studied and lived in Perugia, Italy
Taught English and lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, France, Ireland, Australia.
Taught Italian Continuing Education for SUNY Adirondack
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Shhhh...this teacher is a gem! Organized class flow with lessons set a great pace—the kids all have chances to speak. We have signed up for more lessons!
My daughter enjoys the class and learns a lot. She is kind, very organized, and is a great teacher! I have already enrolled her several times and we want to continue in her classes. Highly recommended.
Ms. Juliana was great and personable! She is really upbeat and positive, which helped our kids get into the virtual learning. Our kids enjoyed the lessons she planned and benefited from speaking Spanish with her.
My son had an amazing time at Italian Club. Juliana is an amazing teacher with a knack for making learning fun. All kids where accepted as they are and teaching was adjusted to meet them where they are. My son has ASD and I’m always hesitant with new groups and teachers, but we found a gem in Juliana. Highly recommend! Hope to see you there!
I always had trouble with languages in school which left me feeling intimidated and self conscious so I took a leap of faith after being tired of being monolingual and I’m so glad I did! It was fun, approachable and practical ! I can now confidently greet new friends, count and make a dinner reservation in Italian but most importantly, order wine and gelato!
Like many kids, my child has struggled to connect with teachers virtually. But Juliana is gifted at capturing his attention and keeping him focused, excited, and connected throughout the lessons. She makes learning languages so much fun for elementary aged children. She also creates a learning community where all children can express themselves and feel confident about the learning process. I cannot recommend her enough.
Meet The Team
Juliana is a New York State-certified teacher with a Master's in Education. She began tutoring in languages before she graduated high school and continues to educate children and adults in Spanish, French, and Italian.
Juliana is a recently published author! She just released her first children's book in Italian, Salt and Pepper. The characters are based on her cat and dog. She strongly believes in teaching language through stories!
The grammar can wait.
At 14 she began self-teaching herself in Spanish, French, and Italian. Brough up in a monolingual home, she is now pursuing her 8th language.
Juliana loves to horseback ride, snowboard, embroider and read books!
Kim is an Ontario- certified teacher, with a specialization in teaching French as a Second Language.
Since she began teaching in 2014 she has taught in a wide variety of settings - core French, French immersion, individual tutoring, and adult classes. Kim is passionate about language teaching and learning. She started learning French in Kindergarten, and along the way has dabbled in Spanish, Russian, and American Sign Language. Her current focus (apart from French!) is working on her Spanish skills.
Kim believes that learning a language needs to be fun and engaging! Students need to connect with the language and the cultures to become lifelong multilinguals. Her classes revolve around stories, songs, games, and drawing.
When not teaching or learning languages Kim spends her time reading, knitting, and traveling, often with a fancy coffee in hand. She adores the water and is often in it (scuba diving), on it (paddle boarding or kayaking), or next to it (relaxing or rock hounding).