At English with Leandra, you’ll learn how to have casual, natural conversations so that you can easily socialize and fit in with your English-speaking colleagues and friends.

Let me ask you this...

How many times have you felt misunderstood by native English speakers?

I bet it has happened to you so many times already that you’ve lost count.

It’s hard to socialize and fit in with your English-speaking colleagues and friends especially if you are a non-native English speaker.

You do your best to express yourself the only way you know how but you often feel misunderstood and labeled as the “weird expat”.

You go to great lengths to talk with them, only to make a fool out of yourself. You end up saying the wrong things at the wrong time while making you feel even more awkward than you already were!

I get it. I have been there before and I want to teach you how to have real-life, casual conversations that work in any situation.

Now you're probably asking this...

“Why is it so hard to speak casually in English in the first place?”

If you learned English through school then you’d know that they only teach you the basics: grammar, sentence structure, basic pronunciation etc.

But that stuff alone doesn’t help you learn how to make small talk or have natural conversations in English.

You only get to learn all of that through actual interactions with native English speakers.

Sure, you can always learn to speak English through the internet or using the latest language mobile apps.

But it’s not going to come as close as learning how to be more natural and spontaneous in English with someone who can teach you how.

That’s where I come in.

I can teach you conversational strategies in English that you can use at work or at any social event you’ve always wanted to go to (but were too shy to attend!).

So you’ll finally stop making a fool out of yourself.

You’ll stop saying the wrong things at the wrong time.

And you’ll stop feeling misunderstood and labeled as the weird expat.

Yup! Teach me how to fit in!

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Why trust me?

Hi there! I’m Leandra. I’ve been where you are now. Trust me, I get it.

I’m a native English speaker and earned a degree in French and Spanish. I taught French students how to get better at conversational English. But while teaching abroad in a French-speaking country, I struggled to fit in, even though I had an advanced level in French!


Because in my French classes at University, I was mostly taught grammatical rules but I didn’t learn how to have real-life, informal conversations in French. Therefore, I had a difficult time making small talk with native French speakers.

That’s why I’ve created a shortcut for non-native English-speaking expats like you to learn how to be more natural in casual conversations.

So that you don’t have to go through the stress of figuring it out on your own, like I had to.

Why is this important to me?

I’ve been where you are now and I know exactly how it feels.

I know what it’s like to not feel integrated in the country you’ve moved to. Not being able to talk naturally with native speakers even if you knew their language well.

Knowing how to make small talk in the language is probably the last thing that comes into our minds.

Think about it.

There are just so many things that you need to take care of when moving abroad. You have to figure out your social security, bank accounts, apartment and car rentals, work contracts… and the list goes on and on.

And when you finally move abroad, you need time to adjust to your new surroundings.

Meet new neighbors, find the best places to eat or buy groceries, get to know your English-speaking colleagues and finding ways to socialize with them.

It’s tough and I completely understand! That’s why I want to help you learn conversational strategies in English that work in any situation.

What my clients say about me

Mélanie Bisaillon (Québec, Canada)

My decision to move overseas was spontaneous. The only concern I had about my new life was my English. I'm a French speaker and English was the second language I learned at high school. I looked on the internet to find an English school and I found Leandra. I contacted her and she knew what to work on quickly.

I prefer private classes because she could stay focused on me. Leandra is very professional. I had two hours per week and I am progressing rapidly. Leandra is always on time for our appointment. I recommend English with Leandra to learn English quickly.

David S. (Switzerland)

Before having a small talk session, I was a bit under pressure as I didn’t know how to fill these silent moments. After one session, I have more assurance now when talking to an American native English speaking person on the phone and feel like an equal partner in the conversation. I noticed the quality of the work document you prepared and I really enjoyed it.

Alicia Salvadori (France)

Before having a small talk session, I was not confident at all. The idea of talking on the phone with someone scared me, even in my own language. The coaching program helped me to organize my ideas and prepare my script before the interview. It pushed me to train myself on my own, and using conversation fillers.

My favorite part of the coaching session was the practice on Whatsapp. It was a really good way to practice and improve. What is special about the program, is this is not just a “lesson” with the vocabulary to use, there is real guidance and advice.

So... do you finally want to fit in?