About

About us:

Kasa de Franko (KDF), a well-established language school in the Silicon Valley, teaches Spanish and English both online and in-person to students from different backgrounds.   KDF specializes in teaching adults, kids, teenagers, small businesses, and institutions.

The conversational aspect of learning a language is emphasized at KDF. We believe in the importance of communicating messages that mean something to the student. Instead of straight repetition and rote memorization we believe that meaningful learning is vital as students can relate material learned in class to their lives.

KDF’s teaching approach is a result of a background in linguistics, politics, and psychology. It is important to strengthen the students’ ability to think on her/his own feet from the beginning of the language-learning process, emphasizing the proper native-Spanish accent. KDF’s goal is to offer you a meaningful learning experience.

KDF is dedicated to teaching students in the San Jose & the Bay Area to embrace not just sentence structure, but la cultura as well.  KDF’s mission is to give students an insight into the Spanish-speaking world and help them develop a deeper appreciation for Latin American cultures while learning to appreciate their own. It is always important to translate ideas, rather than words. That’s why KDF emphasizes conversation to learn and review Spanish grammar and syntax while using context to understand meaning.

Teaching is not a just a profession—it is a passion. Sharing the Spanish culture and teaching languages is far more rewarding than just making a living. Language instruction is more than just explaining grammar, assessing pronunciation, and memorizing vocabulary—students find much more than that in KDF’s classes.

Learn Spanish On-line or In-Person/Private & Small Group Lessons @ Kasa de Franko!

About Franko:  

Born in Peru, Franko Muñoz-Ruiz has over 10 years of experience in language, education, and arts.  His goal is to promote a multi-lingual lifestyle with an emphasis on the Spanish language and culture.

From an early age, Franko was exposed to a cosmopolitan and multicultural environment in different countries & continents.  His unique upbringing and travels have given him the opportunity to learn about different cultures and languages. He is a USF graduate who double majored in Politics and Psychology with a minor in Latino-American studies and French.

Franko speaks six languages: Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and a bit of Mandarin. Being a polyglot, Franko seeks to help communities find a common ground for their cultural differences.

Franko, as a Spanish Teacher & a Tutor, prepares students to pass tests of sufficiency in Spanish and other languages.  His passion is teaching and he always makes his classes fun and full of humor!

Our students & clients are our friends

Our students come from all walks of life: Teachers, engineers, nurses, lawyers, therapists, etc. Our community of students and friends is very diverse and work in companies and organizations such as Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Cisco, the San Jose Unified School District, and the Santa Clara County Valley Medical Center, etc.

Our students are more than just clients; they are also our friends: They come from cities surrounding not only California & the United States but also the entire world. We have international students from Italy, Germany, China, and Brazil. We offer in-person, online and hybrid lessons and look forward to meeting you!

Llama Ahora! @ KASA DE FRANKO! A FUN SPANISH SCHOOL serving the Bay Area & the Silicon Valley for almost a decade. Our friends and students live or work in Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Santa Clara County, Milpitas, Campbell, Los Altos, South and North San Jose, Los Gatos, San Francisco, San Mateo, Burlingame, and beyond. In the Bay Area & Silicon Valley knowing Spanish is crucial to succeeding in life and business.

Try us out, and you will be able to…….

THINK IN SPANISH! DON’T JUST SPEAK SPANISH!

Don’t just learn Spanish! Embrace the Spanish Culture!