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. 
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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. 
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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
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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!
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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

Sharnicia Dotson

Director of Learning & Development

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

Miranda Snipes, M.Ed., TEFL

Spanish/English Instructor

Sarah Kempf, M.A.

French Senior Instructor, Marketing Liaison, & Language Course Coordinator 

Lorena Dominguez, TEFL

Spanish/English Senior Instructor

Heather Koziol, M.A.T.

Spanish/French Instructor

Ryan Grajo, TEFL/TESOL

French Instructor

Christina Salhi, M.A.

Spanish/English Instructor

Wyatt Ince, M.A.

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

Patrizia Gislon

Italian Instructor

James Bowen

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

Sean di Renzo, M.A., M.ed.

Spanish/English Instructor

Jessica Jacob

Spanish/English Instructor

Shayna Stewart

Spanish/English Instructor & Instructor Trainer

Edgar Serrano

Spanish/English Instructor

Alejandra Barrientos, M.A.

Spanish/English Instructor

Laura Morales

Spanish/English Instructor

Camille Socarras, M.A.

Spanish/English Instructor

Valerie Wilhite

Spanish/English Instructor

Ivory MacCracken-Sanders

Spanish/English Instructor

Frances Igah, M.A., Ph.D

Spanish/English Instructor

Amber Rosamond

Spanish/English Instructor


Thomas Borja

Content Coordinator

Megan Price-Williams

Marketing & Social Media Coordinator

Rafael Espinal

Marketing & Social Media Intern

Veronica Romero

Content Creation Intern

 Human Resources 

Gabe Terry

HR/EDU Coordinator

Isabella Rampon

HR Intern


Gabriela Maas

Operations/Account Coordinator

Chaoyue Chen

Operations Intern

Fiona Shields

Operations Intern