I have taught languages to individuals and groups for over eight years. As a lifelong language learner myself, I love watching a new world open up for students as they learn to speak confidently, make new friends, discover new places, and achieve dreams, all in another language. Everyone comes with a different goal, whether it's to talk with family, excel professionally, or enjoy new music, literature, or film. For all of these and more, I have found the most effective approaches with fresh, relevant cultural material, personally chosen for each student. I find that speaking as much and as soon as possible is invaluable, even as we master the fundamentals of grammar. Many of my students have been with me for years, and I cherish our friendships and admire their growth.