Founder, Director, and Spanish Instructor
Elissa founded Express Fluency in 2012 to bring Comprehensible-Input based language classes to adults. Tired of hearing (almost) everyone say “I studied (fill in the blank) language in school for 4 years and I can’t speak a word now” – she decided to be part of a movement to change that. She holds a Masters degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has taught Spanish to students from preschool to college and adults. Prior to teaching Spanish full-time she co-founded two innovative expedition-based high schools. She loves to travel, meet new people, spend time with her 13-year old daughter, and help bring more joy and multilingualism into the world.
Express Fluency taps into a network of the most talented and effective language teachers in the world. We have worked with Justin Slocum Bailey, Annabelle Allen, Grant Boulanger, Tina Hargaden, Laurie Clarcq, Mike Peto and Sabrina Janczak