Leslie Davison has been teaching Spanish since 1994. She started using TPRS almost 10 years ago and is amazed at the results she has had with a variety of ages and levels. One student from a recent class commented, “I never thought my 60-year-old brain could learn another language so easily.”

Leslie brings enthusiasm, humor and great energy to every class she teaches. Her knowledge of the Spanish language and culture is vast due to living in Spain, Mexico and Honduras. She has also traveled through Chile, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.

Originally from Michigan, Leslie graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Communications. She also holds a degree in Spanish from Eastern Michigan University. She completed her master’s in Computers in Education from Lesley College and is a National Board Certified Teacher in World Languages Other than English.

Leslie presents at conferences around the country and gives workshops on TPRS, Dual Immersion and Technology in the World Language Classroom. She is very interested in the use of social networks and how Web 2.0 tools can better help students acquire a language. Leslie’s sessions have been titled “All-Star,” and she was recently awarded a Program Leadership award at the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers Conference.

Currently, Leslie is busy as the Dual Immersion Coordinator and a Spanish Teacher at Dillon Valley Elementary Dual Language Academy. She also enjoys teaching adult courses at Colorado Mountain College.