As a Speech-Language Pathologist (aka Speech Therapist), I work daily to teach people to speak clearly so that they can be easily understood by others. I understand the importance of communication in all aspects of our lives. When it is done well, communication can enrich our relationships with others, so that we can inform, inspire and connect with people on a deeper level. I love to travel and have a special interest in the Spanish language; my partner is Colombian and I have had wonderful experiences traveling to South America, including a placement in a small village in Peru where I taught English at a local school. Whenever I travel to a new country, I make efforts try to learn some words and expressions in the local language. These experiences have taught me a lot about how we learn a new language, and specifically how to effectively learn the sounds or pronunciation of the language.