I'm That Language Guy.

 
I’ve been working in the language service industry for nearly 2 decades wearing two hats:
 
a language instructor at private language learning institutes, and a translator for high tech names such as Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Shopify, as well as many famous movies, such as the Taxi franchise.
 
All this is possible because I have identified the magic key to learning any language.

With this one key, I can now coach people to speak any language,
including those I don’t personally speak.

With my unique language learning technique and toolsets,

word of mouth spread and my classes

at private language institutes filled up fast.

 

So fast that the institute manager once told me to stop,

because I was going to

"take the bread out of other teachers’ mouths".

 

But, I don't want to stop because

this technique I’ve developed opens up the world

for the people who are most often held back:

the painfully shy, quiet, and reserved amongst us

 

 

With my unique language learning technique and toolsets,
word of mouth spread and my classes at private
language institutes filled up fast.

 

So fast that the institute manager once told me to stop,
because I was going to
"take the bread out of other teachers’ mouths".

 

But, I don't want to stop because
this technique I’ve developed opens up the world
for the people who are most often held back:
the painfully shy, quiet, and reserved amongst us

I’m a self-confessed introvert...

 
who feels butterflies even when ordering food at McDonald’s.
 
But being an introvert is why I had this breakthrough in the language learning world.
 
Introverts crave meaningful conversations, and traditional language learning methods are linear; they ask you to learn A before you can learn B.
 
The result is you are obligated to learn how to book into a hotel before you’re allowed to learn how to talk about philosophy, for example.
As an introvert, I want to master a foreign language and have meaningful conversations in the shortest amount of time.
 
Introverts are born to connect more deeply with others
and are great conversationalist.
 
To do this, I had to reimagine Language Learning, and developed my breakthrough 3-step-to-fluency structure. 
 
It’s decades in the making, but I can teach you to create
your unique Lingo-Verse
(that’s a fancy way of saying “words and phrases most relevant to YOU”),
in 10 weeks or less.
 
I wasn’t raised bilingually, nor am I a child prodigy who had managed to speak 17 languages by the age of 9.
 
And I know how difficult and stressful it can be to speak to others. Even more so in a foreign language.
 
This is everything that helps me overcome my introversion and become a fluent foreign language speaker.

I’ve now learned 10 languages and speak 4 of them (and counting) fluently, and can talk to anyone on a meaningful level from the start.

  • I’ve trained over 500 students of various age groups to speak a foreign language more confidently.  

 

  • I once helped a 30-something emerging pilot pass the English proficiency test in 8 weeks (You know, language skill is life and death for them, and for us passengers!) 
 
  • One of my students in her 50s once came to me and said: I didn’t know what grammar is for, until you came along! I thought it was an enemy. You made me realize it is actually a friend.”
 
  • A 10-year-old student of mine gave up on her annual summer trip to Europe with her family, just because she didn’t want to miss any of my classes!
Here’s the thing:
you’ve probably seen so many experienced polyglots or even hyper-polyglots
over the internet. And honestly, many of them are SO DARN GOOD!
 

But... Can they make you so darn good, too?

 
I can’t answer that question for you.
But all I know is, I’m 100% sure that I can
(and am willing to) help you achieve that goal.
 
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sitting down with people
and freeing them from the cat-got-your-tongue syndrome
to create their own Lingo-Verse,
and chatting confidently about everything they know,
from celebrity gossip to celestial bodies.
 
Here’s the thing:
you’ve probably seen so many experienced polyglots or even hyper-polyglots
over the internet. And honestly, many of them are SO DARN GOOD!
 

But... Can they make you so darn good, too?

 
I can’t answer that question
for you.
But all I know is, I’m 100% sure that I can (and am willing to)
help you achieve that goal.
 
Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sitting down
with people
and freeing them from the cat-got-your-tongue syndrome
to create their own Lingo-Verse,
and chatting confidently about everything they know,
from celebrity gossip to
celestial bodies.
 
If you want to know exactly how I help you do that, get on the waitlist of my langugae oral fluency training: Fluency Launchpad: 3 Steps into Your Lingoverse.
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Some fun facts about me:

  • A self-professed serial language learner (and quitter), who started a whirlwind of language learning tour, dropped nearly all of them, mastered 4 of them and only turned committed to 1 lanugage at a time in his late 30s.
     
  • One of the biggest praises I got from my students is: “I didn’t know what grammar is for, until you came along.” (Quite romantic, isn’t it?)

 

  • One night after class, one of my students came to me and said, "I'm here for my daughter. I was looking for a good tutor for her. And you are the chosen one." I then taught her daughter for around 6 years.

 

  • Used to be a subtitle translator for films and documentaries . But later realized no one cares that much about the subtitles but myself. The audience care more about the visuals and sounds. So I phased out. Don’t wanna be some faceless name behind the scene (sometimes your name doesn't even appear in the credit list).
  • Have a knack for turning complicated and abstract concepts into simple and straightforward "human-speak”. Really, I’m quite famous in town for that.

 

  • Got fired on the fifth day at my first job as a waiter at a local eatery because “I'm the clumsiest person my ex-boss has ever seen”. Since then, I have been translating and giving language lessons and never look back. I’ve found “my calling”. Should I thank my ex-boss for that?

 

  • Extremely clumsy at cooking (remember the previous one?). Known as a "terrorist in the kitchen". Vowed never to step in there again.

 

  • Was too ambitious to get an English online teaching gig that required years of living in English-speaking countries. I lied to get that job. They never noticed. And I had a bunch of groupie-like students. Ok, here’s my confession. Now, I’m all transparent to you. We’re good?

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