Nationality of Paralee Whitmire?
First off, kudos to Paralee Whitmire. She's doing a great job and great cause in helping spanish language learners like me.
Just curious about her nationality or origin. ¿Alguien sabe? Gracias.
See her profile: Paralee She says that she's lived in Peru and Spain for a little while and has visited Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Wow. I really do have the best students in the whole world. I love you guys. I can't believe I just found this post. I will be smiling for days. You are all way too sweet.
And to answer the question: I am originally from Toccoa, Georgia and I spent my entire childhood there. So southern girl to the core. I was fortunate enough to have two teachers as my parents who valued public speaking skills, so I practiced having a semi-neutral accent from a young age.
However, I do love the southern accent and when I go home, I love to break out some twang when I order sweee-eet teeeeea and cooo-oorn bree-ad and other one syllable words that magically get transformed into two syllables.
I have only lived in other countries for short times for studying or teaching, but hope to be moving to Chile in the near future for 3-6 months. Very excited!
I don't care if she is from Alpha Centauri she is devastatingly and seriously gorgeous , as well as being a great teacher , with perfect diction and a sexy voice . I shall be her eternal servant and devout follower ( in the nicest possible way) I hang on her every word , even though I sometimes get hung out on them when they turn out wrong, but I don't care I know she will pop up again with her "listo , and vamanos , OH I am now tingling all over just at the thought . Yours my cariad.. Viejo.
Georgia, EE.UU. She says it multiple times in her videos.
Also, I'd like to believe that I'm her biggest fan/stalker.
Definitely from the US and probably from the south with her accent almost removed. There is one little southern givaway - she does not pronounce the "d" in the middle of words like "student" and "wouldn't." She says "stu-ent" and "wou--nt."
Also her facebook profile says she attended the University of Georgia. Not that many people would pay out-of-state tuition to attend the University of Georgia. In fact 88% of admitted freshmen are from in-state. (Just a little detective work there, not stalking, lol. Although for you crushees, she is "in a relationship.")
I agree she is a great teacher. I like her smile and energy, and I think the video lessons are very effective at explaining the concepts and rules in a way that makes them less confusing. I have found the lessons to be a wonderful way to review things i wasn't clear on.
eversmiling & almost perfect with her lessons..i adore the way she smiles and talks.
Definitely, American and from the south. And I would bet she has a really entertaining story about how she acquired her unusual first name!
I don't know where she is from either but I too am smitten. Who knew learning a language would be so delightful? After many other courses she is the first to inspire.
My ear tells me she was raised and probably born in the U.S. Accents are disappearing in the U.S. but I would guess she was raised on the west coast.
Any other guesses?
No, that is an Atlanta dress and Atlanta hair and voice. Hotlanta, all the way, that is my guess.
Her profile link text states the following: Soy profesora de español para SpanishDict.com en Atlanta, Georgia. Tengo una pasión de todas cosas del lenguaje y de la cultura. Vivía en Perú y España por un ratito, he viajado a México y Puerto Rico y quiero visitar a todo el mundo en el curso de mi vida. Puedo hablar con todo el mundo sobre cualquier tema y quiero aprender todo que puedo.
She actually sounds as if she might be Canadian. Is that possible?
midwest. possibly upper midwest.
My guess is midwest (US), maybe Ohio. I'd be surprised if she was not raised in US.