Hello and welcome to Lingvapro. My name is Leigh Sheridan and I will be your primary teacher as long as you are with us.
You may notice that I am a native English speaker and that I am speaking to you directly, and in conversation. This is very critical to how we conduct our work at Lingvapro. It is very important that as a native English speaker that I am able to converse with you guys directly and kind of connect conversation and slang and everyday topics of conversation that you would find if you were living in the United States. The advantage of this primarily is that you will learn not [just] through basic structure of grammar, but through easy every-day conversation. This will make your speaking more natural when you reach the United States or are speaking to English speakers in general besides myself. It also gives us the opportunity to connect and learn about each others cultures in a way we would not be able to do otherwise.
Let me give you a little bit more background about myself. I come from Seattle, Washington, which is in the United States. I studied at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon to get my degree. I am very passionate about teaching and connecting with my students in a realistic way. I am looking forward to working with you guys as long as I am here and I hope to see you all here soon. You may find that you are an advanced or intermediate student generally, but if you are more of a beginner that's alright as well. Sometimes diving into direct conversation is the best way of learning a language. Thank you so much for your time, and I will talk to you all soon!