Meet Kaywanda Lamb, the founder and CEO of the Spanish for Black Girls™ program. As a seasoned certified educator with over 18 years of Spanish teaching experience, she is on a mission to help 10,000 professional Black women become bilingual with her program and international immersion experience.
Kaywanda recently returned from San Jose, Costa Rica where she took professional Black women abroad for her signature language immersion experience.
She launched Spanish for Black Girls™ in 2021 to create an easier pathway for Black women to become bilingual and has revolutionized how Black women learn Spanish. The program includes a comprehensive course plus community that not only provides an in-depth training of the Spanish language but also includes business and travel vocabulary. The program is designed to guide each student step by step to ﬂuency in 90 days or less.
Research shows that language apps alone are not enough. Spanish language learners who desire to be ﬂuent need deeper training in the foundation of the language and opportunities to practice and speak it often. They need a variety of learning tasks designed to help them understand what they hear and training that builds their speaking ability and conﬁdence to respond to native speakers.
When it comes to standing out at work or gaining new clients, being bilingual adds an extra edge and the opportunity to earn more. The U.S. has 50 million Spanish speakers but only 10 million are bilingual. The opportunity to reach a new market and serve current clients better cannot be overlooked. More importantly, having a workforce that speaks the customers language and understands cultural competency helps businesses run smoothly. To help Black women build ﬂuency and cultural competency, Kaywanda goes beyond typical language courses and provides live Q&A, expert sessions on culture, and accountability to support her students. “My goal is to teach my clients conversational Spanish so they can speak to native speakers with conﬁdence no matter the situation,” says Kaywanda.
She has been featured on various platforms including Good Morning America and NBC, and is the author of several books. She is a certiﬁed Principal and served as an adjunct professor teaching native speakers Spanish. She also taught high school Spanish for 16 years and holds a Masters degree in Spanish Literature from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
As a Dallas, Texas-based small business owner, Kaywanda identiﬁed the need to educate Black business owners to speak Spanish conversationally in order to increase their bottom line and connect with clients in their community. Over the course of her career as an educator, she has led professional development and DEI training in Spanish and in English, launched Spanish Clubs and taken students on local and state excursions. Her students scored Gold and Silver on the National Spanish Exam and she created the “Culture Night” concept for families to see what their students were learning in class, which led her to create a similar experience for her professional clients.
Since its launch in 2021, Kaywanda has carefully crafted an experience with the Spanish for Black Girls program that has resulted in many satisﬁed clients. Here’s what a few of them have to say:
“Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Above board. 10 plus value. Best bang for your buck. I’ve had tons of diﬀerent programs in the past. I’ve been learning for 10 plus years but never found a program that allowed me to speak Spanish, hear and understand and sound more like a native speaker. Kaywanda and her team really teach you Spanish for your business. I highly recommend the Spanish for Black Girls program,” said Immigration Attorney Melaney LaGrone, Esq., Atlanta, GA.
“I joined Spanish for Black Girls because I wanted to enhance my speaking in Spanish. I live in Florida and I’m always surrounded by Spanish speakers and I wanted to join in on the conversation. I have truly beneﬁted from this experience” said Intellectual Property Attorney, Nequosha Anderson.
Kaywanda and her team have made it their goal to create a safe space for black women to become bilingual and also give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language through their signature trip experience so they can put their learning into practice.
“It is an honor to teach Black women Spanish in my course and then to guide them on an international immersion trip designed to challenge them to navigate every situation we practice in class. We live, laugh, explore, and enjoy all while speaking Spanish everywhere we go. I’m so proud of my students,” she said.
Professional Black women looking to learn the Spanish language with ease in 90 days or less, are welcome to enroll in the course and the international immersion trip experience here: https://spanishforblackgirls.com/costa-rica-trip/