KLS Language Programs

KLS (Kristi’s Langauge Solutions)  is a small company here in the Dominican Republic founded by, Kristi Maggio, an American teacher from a small town called Rome, NY. At the moment, the company offers private lessons in Spanish, English and Italian, here in Bávaro, Punta Cana, D.R.


In the U.S., Kristi was an Italian teacher for many years and taught at the Ohio State University, University of Virginia and Syracuse University. She also taught Italian at the middle and high school levels in Syracuse and Utica, New York. She is a certified teacher and administrator in New York State with a lot of experience in the education field, specializing in language instruction. During the summer of 2015, she was recruited by American Language Learning, LLC. to be the ESL teacher of their program at Walt Disney World.

Kristi came to the Dominican Republic in August of 2013 to perfect her Spanish language skills and worked in a bi-lingual school as the English Language Coordinator and ESL teacher. At the end of the school year, June 2014, she decided to leave the school and start her own business, which is now KLS Language Programs. As time goes on, the success of the company is growing, and she currently services students privately, children and adults from all over the world, in English and in Spanish.  Translation services are also available for people here within the country, and the most recent project was with a woman from Georgia, providing clean water filtration systems to families here in the Dominican Republic.


Kristi has a Master’s Degree in Italian Langauge and Literature from the University of Virginia and a second Master’s Degree from Utica College in Educational Leadership.

Please check out the testimonials page to see what current students have to say about the KLS Program and instruction.