Westminster Language Academy began in 2006 with a single purpose: To offer high-quality, affordable English language instruction in a warm, caring environment.

Our care for the whole person is part of what makes us different.  We know that our students live busy lives, and we work to understand their specific needs—in their personal life, their work, and family.  Our greatest joy is to see people move toward reaching their dreams.

Every teacher at Westminster Language Academy shares a love for learning and for serving our community.  We look forward to getting to know you and your goals for the future.

What Our Students Are Saying

Our Staff

Our teachers are ESL specialists with years of classroom experience.

Leanna Busse

Leanna has been an ESL instructor for over 20 years, teaching a wide variety of students, from senior executives and business people in numerous branches of industry to university, elementary, and even preschool students. She has lived for extended periods of time in China, Germany, Brazil and The United Arab Emirates.

Leanna has a B.S. in Psychology and East Asian Studies from Valparaiso University and an RSA/CELTA certificate from International House, Hastings, England.

She enjoys quilting, singing, gardening, and camping with her family.

Mark Pedrin

Mark has been teaching English for over twenty years. He enjoys working with people from many different backgrounds, helping them to reach their personal goals.

Mark has a B.A. in English from Northwest University and a M.Ed. in Education from Seattle University. In addition to teaching in Seattle, he has taught English in Central Asia and India.

Arianna Thomas

Arianna has been teaching English for two years. She is fluent in Spanish and enjoys learning about other cultures. She has worked with refugees, tutored various subjects, and is currently the Community Engagement Pastor at The Table Church in Federal Way.
Arianna graduated from Northwest University in 2022 with a degree in Intercultural Studies. She has tutored students from the age of 5-to 55 and made personalized curricula to suit students’ needs.

Melissa Goliath

Melissa has taught English since 2016.  She holds a TESOL/TEFL teaching certificate, and has taught in the States, as well as abroad in SE Asia.  She has compassion for those studying new languages, as she herself has had to learn a new language while living overseas.  Her desire is to help others improve their English language skills, while learning in a fun, personal, and engaging environment.

Sondra Clark

Sondra has been a teacher of various subjects to students ranging in age from birth to adults. She has taught in K-12 public schools and at the college level in the United States. She taught English online for 3 years with VIPKID and Whales Elite English. When she’s not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, biking, going to parks and reading.

Sondra has a M.Ed. from the University of Washington and earned her MA-TESOL from Campbellsville University. She’s also TEFL certified.