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Paula Novak – Instructor Spanish and ESL

Eunice S.

Director  ESL-English as a Second Language Program

Ms.  Eunice S. is an experienced ESL  professional, author and educator. She has taught in Indonesia, Korea, China and New Zealand.  She has currently brought her many years teaching experience to World Language Schools in Frisco, Texas.   Eunice has a Master of Educational Leadership Degree with Honor from the Waikato University  in New Zealand, a BA Degree in TEFL from Satya Wacana Christian University in Indonesia and Secondary Teaching Certification for Bethlehem College in Tauranga, New Zealand.   Eunice is bilingual in English and Indonesian.  She also speak Malaysian, Javanese Languages and some basic Chinese.

Other than teaching, Eunice also had an experience as an Executive Assistant for the US Agency for International Development in Jakarta, Indonesia, as a Director of International Students in several school and was actively involved in many non-profit organisation.   In addition, Eunice wrote and published two books:   Teaching English through Popular Songs and Learn while you smile, said Prof. Carlos A. Roncal, Founder & CEO, World Language Schools

Rita Z

I have over 8 years of experience teaching in China as a Corporate HR Trainer.  My teaching philosophy emphasizes making students forget they’re in a classroom environment. I do this by using a natural, fun and relaxed style.  Students will dynamically learn Mandarin by playing games, listening to songs, painting, and watching movies.

I am now teaching Mandarin Chinese at a Montessori School for World Language Schools

Chika Griffin Coordinator Japanese Language Program

 

Chika K. G. was born and raised in Tokyo Japan. She moved to United States when she was 23 years old, and has lived in the United States for over 20 years. She is a successful business owner and has been recognized nationally in the top one percent in her industry.  For the last ten years she has been training business owners in both Japanese and English and built successful businesses in both the US and Japan.  She loves teaching Japanese, but her mission won’t be to just teach. She would like to make sure the students have confidence and are having fun while they are learning.

Ms. Norine – Coordinator Russian Studies  – Russian Instructor, interpreter, translator, Japanese instructor

Originally from Armenia, Narine is a true international communicator. Fluent in Armenian, and Russian, she studied Japanese, and English to attain an 80% fluency.

Narine attended the Yerevan Institute of Humanities School of Russian and Japanese in Yerevan the capital of Armenia

She currently lives in Frisco Texas with her husband and her 4 year old daughter.

Growing up, Narine went to a Russian school in Armenia thanks to her parent’s vision who valued a quality education. During those years she became native in the Armenian and Russian languages.

Narine’s experience with multiple languages include working as a consultant and translator in Moscow Russia, as an interpreter at the Nairee Medical Center in Yerevan, Armenia and at several travel agencies. She is also certified as a tour guide in Japanese and Russian.  She has been in Tokyo Japan to study the Japanese language.

Narine attended a Tourist Guide Course sponsored by USAID (US Agency for International Development) implemented by The World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations and The Human & Institutional Capacity Development Project in collaboration with The Competitive Armenian Private Sector Program a Member of European guild guides.

With the addition of Narine we are now teaching to students that wish to learn Russian for travel, business or for an international career, said Prof. Carlos A. Roncal, Founder & CEO, World Language Schools

Please contact Narine at  carlos@world-languageschools.com

Luis Santiago S. English as a Second Language Instructor –

Luis Santiago Salinas is an ESL teacher, a budding entrepreneur and Innovation Technologist. He is fluent in English, and Spanish and maintains a growing level of fluency in Russian and French. He hopes to see the world while helping us grow our company and has already seen South America and Europe as part of his experiences.

Kim Jacobs – Certified English ESL teacher 

My name is Kim Jacobs and I grew up in Ohio and attended Dublin High School where I was involved in Spanish and French Clubs. I had a passion early on to learn languages and it all started with Spanish. I excelled in both Spanish and French and earned a language scholarship for college. I attended Bowling Green State University and lived in La Maison Francaise for two years where I was immersed in the French language and culture. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education and began my teaching career in Ohio. After school, I privately tutored students in both French and Spanish. I later married and moved to Dallas, where I enrolled in continuing education Spanish classes at North Lake College and began teaching Spanish at The Winston School. I sponsored cultural Fridays in order to enhance learning about food and customs of the Spanish culture, which I am also very passionate about. In addition, I scheduled lunch events at local restaurants to allow the students to an opportunity to practice speaking the Spanish language.

A few years later, my husband and I decided to start a family and I took a break from teaching full-time, staying home with my two wonderful children. While raising my children, I worked as a substitute teacher in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District in many different courses, including ESL. I later took a full-time teaching position at The North Hills School in Las Colinas.

In 2008, our family moved to Frisco, Texas where I substituted regularly, short and long-term assignments, for a few Spanish teachers in the Frisco ISD. I encouraged my daughters to learn Spanish as a first foreign language and inspired our oldest daughter to become a Spanish major. In May 2015, she will be graduating from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Latin American Studies as a minor and pursue teacher certification to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher.

I LOVE the Spanish language, culture and people. I also LOVE teaching and meeting new people. I am enthusiastic, passionate, goal-oriented and positive minded. My objective is to motivate, inspire and encourage students to learn. I look forward to meeting and working with you!