About NSLS

Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools

Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools offers a comprehensive Spanish-language learning experience at any one or more of our locations in Nicaragua.

Note from the staff at NSLS:

My name is Theresa Ott and Im the Director of Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools (NSLS). After moving here from The States several years ago, I started Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools in coordination with Viva Spanish School in Managua. The organization was a much smaller version of what is is now. After growing in Managua and Granada, we decided to branch out to other locations. With the help of Carlos, the Coordinator of the program and the local Coordinators Edgelina, David, Sandra, Mayela and Mariel. we have grown to have programs in five locations thoughout Nicaragua. All of our teachers are local Nicaraguans with a wealth of experience and education. We are very proud of our program and staff.

From my first visit here more than a decade ago, I fell in love with the Nicaraguan people and the culture here. The staff that work with us are incredible people that make you happy to be around them. Someone once said to me that ¨Nicaragua is a country of miracles¨ and I truly believe it. Since arriving here, I haven’t looked back. I invite you to come down and see for yourself what a country of miracles Nicaragua really is.

NSLS Mission Statement:

Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools is committed to making the process of arranging, studying and learning to speak and understand the Spanish language an easy one. We are strongly committed to using the latest best practices with regard to language teaching. We are also committed to doing good work in Nicaragua and making a positive impact on the community as a whole. We currently employ or contribute to the employment of over 40 people between all of the school sites and we believe that we can do better. Lastly, we are committed to donating sufficient resources to help other organizations to make a positive impact in Nicaragua.

We want you to know that we are here and ready to help to make your studying experience the best that it can be!

Nicaragua Spanish Language Schools


  • Present Perfect Subjunctive (Preterito Perfecto del Subjuntivo)

    The present perfect subjunctive is used after certain expressions for completed actions that are related to this or actions that end in the future. Use Action completed remains tied to this example: Esperamos que la operación haya sido todo un éxito. (la operación acaba de realizarse)   Action to be completed in the future example: Podrás ver a […]

  • Idiom and idiomatic (Modismo y sus Idiomaticos)

    An idiom is fixed whose meaning can not be inferred from the words that compose an expression. It is a language that allows custom condense an idea in a nutshell and transmit the concept to all those who share the same language. It is sometimes confused with idioms sayings, but they have an educational or […]

  • Adverb Clauses (Clausulas Adverbiales)

    1. Independant Disclaimer: Nos matriculamos mañana. 2. Dependent Disclaimer: No sentirnos bien. 3. Unless the adverbial conjunction ” a menos que” the two clauses. 4. The adverbial conjunction = an adverb cause the subjunctive . 5 This adverb (adverbial conjunction) modifies the verb “matricularse” in the independent clause; communicates to us the condition of the plan to […]

  • Imperfect Subjunctive (Preterito Imperfecto del Subjuntivo)

    In Spanish the imperfect subjunctive is used in some subordinate clauses and express courtesy and caution. Use The verb in the main clause is in the past or in simple conditional and subjunctive action takes place simultaneously or later form the action of the main clause example: Sin embargo necesitaríamos algún voluntario que ayudase con la reparación. Aunque no sabías que […]

  • Temporal clauses (Clausulas temporales)

      The rules: . 1 category of temporal clauses there is a condition that causes the subjunctive: there are certain conjunctions which relate to time. . 2 Conditions to be a verb in the subjunctive in the dependent clause are temporary: a. two clauses b. action refers to the future c. action is uncertain d. […]

  • Conditional clauses (Clausulas Condicionales)

    Conditional clauses behave much the same way in Spanish and English. The conditional clause proposes an action that will cause another occurs. The meaning of each sentence varies depending on the tenses used. This combination involves a routine in a continuous present. The idea is that whenever an action occurs, no further action is performed […]

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