Connecting People Through Language

Our science-backed human approach to language learning takes adult learners from complete beginner to advanced.
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Our Story

Our founder ("EMack"!) started Freestyle after experiencing firsthand how typical learning models don't work. 

Our fun & effective model offers:

a communicative-approach,
a culturally-rich curriculum - designed in house by expert instructors,
interactive & engaging practice activities,
and an emphasis on fun and stress-free learning. 
2012
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Freestyle owner and employees waving hi to the camera
Freestyle opens its doors
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We offer our first classes in the heart of downtown Austin. 
2015
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Freestyle learners and instructors smiling with their Freestyle themed folders
Proven, effective model
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Our community of learners consistently reach advanced proficiency after starting their journey with Freestyle
2017
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Freestyle instructor conducting an online class
Our first online course
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We design and offer our first flipped course - several years in the making!
2022
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Freestyle learners having fun in their virtual class
100% online: flipped & fun
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Learners join us from around the world for fun, dynamic & effective learning that actually works. 

Now Hiring - Join our Team!

We’re always looking for people passionate about language & culture to add to our team!

Our Manifesto

People are made to communicate and connect.
Freestyle’s mission is to connect people though language and to build a language-learning community where everyone is welcome.
Freestyle is a community of inclusion and diversity.
Within our walls or at events, we provide a ‘safe zone’ where you can connect and enjoy the learning process. We strive to create a vibrant community through face-to-face interaction where we share perspectives and inspire one another.
We embrace a team approach.
From our home-grown, team-made innovative curriculum and through our supportive methodology, our team is here to encourage you on the road to proficiency and to celebrate your success!
Language learning requires courage, dedication and an open mind.
We believe in the power of learning from others. We love kudos, high-fives and a fun, dynamic atmosphere. Join us in our purpose-driven mission!
Through our passion for language and culture, we hope to enhance your experience with the world around you.
We have the potential to unite way beyond the ATX community: let’s connect and use language as a means to broaden our reach and our cross-cultural understanding.

Get to Know Us

 Senior Leadership 

Elizabeth Mack,
Diplôme Supériere, M.A.

Founder & Executive Director

Clem Ozel, Ph.D.

Director of Education

Sharnicia Dotson

Director of Learning & Development

(Ahem... expert!) Instructors: Dream Team Freestyle! 

Lorena Martin, M.Ed.

Spanish/ESL Instructor

Miranda Snipes, M.Ed., TEFL

Spanish/ESL Instructor

Sarah Kempf, M.A.

French Senior Instructor

Liz Mayne, M.A., Ph.D.

French Senior Instructor

Ryan Grajo, TEFL/TESOL

French Instructor

Natasha Moushegian,
M.A., TESOL

L.A.W. Program Manager & Spanish/ESL Lead Instructor

Heather Koziol, M.A.T.

Spanish/French Instructor

Patrizia Gislon

Italian Instructor

Lorena Dominguez, TEFL

Spanish/ESL Senior Instructor

Wyatt Ince, M.A.

L.A.W. Lead Instructor & Spanish/ESL Instructor

James Bowen

L.A.W. Course Coordinator & ESL Senior Instructor

Erma Nezirevic, M.A., Ph.D.

Spanish/ESL Instructor

Christina Salhi, M.A.

L.A.W. Course Coordinator & Spanish/ESL Instructor

Edgar Serrano

Spanish/ESL Instructor

Jessica Jacob

Spanish/ESL Instructor

Victoria Vanbeverhoudt,
M.A., TESOL

Spanish/ESL Instructor

Shayna Stewart

ESL Instructor

 Marketing 

Mackenzie Griffin

Marketing Manager

Thomas Borja

Content Coordinator

Megan Price-Williams

Marketing & Social Media Intern

Alonzo Rodriguez-Spencer

Content Creation Intern

Nailenis Contreras

Marketing & Social Media / EDU Intern

 Human Resources 

Ramiro Muñoz

HR Manager & Financial Analyst

Gabe Terry

HR Intern

 Operations 

Jack Watters

Operations Intern

Gabriela Maas

Operations Intern