About The Language Studio of Southwest Florida

Would you have more success in your career if you could speak Spanish? Then The Language Studio of Southwest Florida is for you!  Located in beautiful Venice, Florida, The Language Studio of Southwest Florida offers immersive, Spanish-language instruction courses, designed specifically for Business and Healthcare professionals. Our mission is to assist professionals in developing and refining their Spanish-language skills and cultural awareness within the context of their profession. Our courses are designed for students who have little or no previous Spanish knowledge as well as intermediate or advanced Spanish language learners who are interested in refining their communication skills within the context of business and finance.  Students who complete our courses will have a basic understanding of Spanish grammar and useful vocabulary in the context of business and finance, as well as a fundamental awareness of cultural aspects concerning a professional.

Not in the business or healthcare sectors, but would love to learn the Spanish language? No worries! The Language Studio of Southwest Florida has you covered.  Adult, conversational Spanish courses are also available at our Venice, FL location. Check out our registration page and enroll in one of our upcoming  immersive courses where you will acquire the fundamentals of pronunciation and grammar, practical vocabulary, useful phrases and the ability to understand, read, write and speak simple Spanish.

In addition to Spanish-language instruction for business and healthcare professionals, The Language Studio of Southwest Florida offers small-group English as a Second Language Courses, at our site or yours.

The Language Studio of Southwest Florida is your one-stop-shop for comprehensive Spanish-language communication solutions.  Other services offered by our experienced, native Spanish-speaking staff, include customized, onsite Spanish-language and ESL courses, comprehensive translation services, and teleconferenced or onsite language interpretation.


Dr. Lisandra Tayloe

Founder and Lead Instructor


Born in New Jersey, instructor Dr. Lisandra Tayloe is a native Spanish-speaker who has also lived in Puerto Rico and Peru, allowing her to further refine her Spanish-language skills and develop a strong association with people and their culture. She earned her B.S. from East Stroudsburg University of PA with a dual-major in Spanish and Secondary Education. Dr. Tayloe also attended New Mexico State University, where she obtained graduate-level education, in Spanish Language and Linguistics. Dr. Tayloe has a Master’s in Education Degree from East Stroudsburg University of PA and a Doctorate of Education degree from Florida Southern College. She holds a Florida Educator Certificate and has taught Spanish for over a decade. Dr. Tayloe is a Spanish Language professor at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she teaches introductory and intermediate Spanish-language courses. Prior to entering the education field, Dr. Tayloe worked in the banking industry as a personal finance banker. She regards acquiring language skills and cultural knowledge as opportunities that will help her students see success in their careers and personal lives.
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela