Hello and welcome to the orientation class of the resident English sessions. My name is Peter Mangiaracina and I am a psychologist from New York City. I have been teaching English for 25 years. More importantly, and strangely enough, I have been teaching doctors in the Canary Islands to SPEAK English for more than 13 years. I will try not to take up too much of your time today. I would only like to introduce myself and the design of this English project we will be doing over the next months, starting in September. I would also like to give you an idea of how I teach and some tips on how to improve your English. This course can only be successful if you participate. This presentation was designed so you can stop me at any time and ask questions, so ask and don’t be shy; however, you must speak only English here. Please do not address the class or me in Spanish. You are here to practice , and your mistakes in English are just as important as when you speak well. Ergo, in order to participate in this class you must have at least an intermediate level of English speaking and comprehension. I will try to provide as many written materials as possible, but you should have at least intermediate level communication skills.