Alexis is a solo travel junkie, having slowly migrated across 45 countries in the past ten years. Playing with words makes Alexis a very happy girl, but if at the end of the day it can be washed down with a daring cocktail and an unidentifiable plate of food, then she's really living the dream. Currently dabbling in content creation and travel journalism, she is a Twitter fanatic and a optimistic linguist!
Anna is a freelance writer who studied creative writing at NUI, Galway and used to work as an English teacher in Moscow. She enjoys knitting and travelling and is currently exploring South America looking for ideas for her novel.
Anna enjoys visiting climbing and diving hotspots in a whole range of countries. Whether it's sport climbing in El Chorro or trad. lead climbing around the UK and Ireland, a good place to climb will always be of interest to her. Her favourite cuisine is Moroccan and she hopes to visit Kauai, Hawaii due to its ties with Raiders of the Lost Ark, King Kong and Jurassic Park.
African-born Cailyn Cox has been a lover of words all her life and she has an untamed spirit that has led her to travel across the globe and document her passions. Experiencing new places, people and cultures is an important part of her personal growth, and the benefits of being able to comprehend more than one language in our globalized economy is a major pro.
Claire is a Spanish language and culture enthusiast who spent four years traveling, doing, working, living and loving in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She recently relocated to the New York area where she spends her time running, salsa dancing, writing, meditating, making herself laugh and nursing her Duolingo Portuguese obsession.
Formerly International Editorial Director at a large UK publisher, Clare has experienced a wide range of cultures around the world, including Mexico, Spain, Germany, India and Brazil. She speaks conversational Spanish and a tiny bit of Brazilian Portuguese and has been writing for Language Trainers since May.
- The Politics of Language: Examining the Future of the Multilingual State
- Up for Debate: How Spanish Fluency Could Impact the New Mexico Gubernatorial Race
- Why Translating Movies Is Tough Work
- Learning A Second Language Can Give You A Bigger Brain
- At What Age Should You Start Learning A Second Language?
Courtney is a freelance writer living in Cape Town, South Africa. Her traveling experience began with a school exchange to Argentina. In the last couple of years she has frequently travelled in Africa, particularly Mozambique and Malawi. Most recently, she has been lucky to experience Northern Italy and once she has finished her studies she intends to travel further in Europe and East Asia.
Dani is a writer and traveller living in Buenos Aires but is originally from Texas. She collects post cards, languages, and tattoos. She can also find her way around a kitchen.
For nearly ten years, David Recine has been teaching ESL students ranging from Kindergarten tots to university grads. He is a test prep expert; writing articles for Magoosh, covering everything from tricky TOEFL vocabulary to complex TOEFL practice test problems. You can read more of David’s awesome blog posts on the Magoosh TOEFL Blog.
Dawn has thrived in freelance writing and editor roles for nearly a decade. She has lived, worked, and attended school in Oregon for many years and currently spends her days convincing her children she is still smarter than them and creating new experiences with her husband of 24 years. When she is not providing stellar online content for local, national, and international businesses, you might find her backpacking the nearby hills and valleys, traveling to remote parts of the globe, or expanding her vocabulary in a competitive game of Scrabble.
Dusty is a full-time freelance writer and world traveler who prefers not to sit still for very long. She's on a lifelong mission to perfect her Spanish and blend in with the locals as she travels through Latin America and beyond.
- The Beginner’s Guide to Parisian Neighbourhoods
- Top Things to do in the Canal Saint-Martin Neighborhood
- 4 Things You Should NOT Do During Your Parisian Holiday
- Get Your Caffeine Fix at These Fabulous Parisian Cafes
- Fantastic French Wineries That Offer Tastings and More
Gareth is an avid traveller and lover of sports. He has enjoyed frequent trips to South America, Spain and the Caribbean and is able to converse in and comprehend Spanish and German.
An explorer at heart, Heather has been working abroad as a teacher for the last 4 years in Jakarta, Donetsk, Budapest, London and currently Seoul, South Korea. She studied German and English, and loves writing, watching films, learning new languages and cooking.
Immanuel graduated from the University of Southam with a BSc in Economics. He now teaches ICT and Creative Writing and loves every moment. Immanuel loves meeting people of different backgrounds and has a sweet spot for international foods....yum!
Jessica Dillow currently lives in Madrid and is a freelance copywriter and author of Be Your Finest Self. She is a vegan yogi who loves to run and read when she’s not in the middle of traveling. Right now she’s only fluent in English, but she loves the process of learning Spanish and French.
- In a Relationship? How to Learn a Language with Your Partner
- How to Explain the “Travel Lifestyle” to Your Friends and Family
- 3 Benefits of Joining a Local Language Exchange
- 4 Tips to Be More Spontaneous and Travel More Often
- 4 Strategies for Learning a New Language with Limited Resources
Jessica combines her passions (traveling and writing) to present articles focused on conducting business abroad and travel tips.
Growing up in Cape Town, Justine was been able to explore a lot of Africa. She left South Africa to live in the UK, where she’s experienced life in England and Scotland, with some adventures in Italy, Spain and France. She now lives in South Korea where she is slowly but surely learning the local language and will share her adventures on Language Trainers along the way.
Born in the USA and raised in Mexico, Katie has been navigating two starkly different cultures her entire life. Since obtaining a degree as a Professional Dancer and a B.A. in Asian Cultures and Languages, Katie has been traveling extensively throughout Asia teaching English, writing, and dancing along the way. Check out her personal travel blog here: http://strayrhetorist.com/
- Tips for Learning a Language You Don’t Like
- 5 Things You Should Know When Dining Out in France
- 10 Fascinating Language Facts You Probably Didn’t Know
- Is a Language Barrier the Biggest Challenge North & South Korea Face as They Train for the Winter Olympics?
- What is Misogynistic Language & Why do We Have to Teach Kids Not to Use It
Katy is a 29-year-old writer who has travelled the globe, visiting North Africa, South and central America, Bulgaria and the Mediterranean. On her travels she has picked up many different languages and learnt about different cultures.
Kelly is an English teacher who has left her beloved Yorkshire in pursuit of cake. If you can find a better reason to travel around Europe than eating, she will be intrigued to hear about it. Currently based in pretty Valencia, Spain, her students learned quickly that the best way to keep her happy is to provide her with caffeine at regular intervals.
Kyra Assibey-Bonsu was born in Plano, Texas to two outstanding Ghanaian parents, she has a BA from Tufts University in International Relations and Spanish and she currently resides in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She enjoys spending her days exploring a good museum, new neighborhoods, and trying a variety of foods. She dreams to one day to be the star of a historical reenactment.
Lauren Harrison is a full time writer and part time free spirit living in the UK. While her love of travel and language has seen her board some of the longest flights known to mankind, she is at her most content soaking up the history, the sights and of course the sounds of Europe.
Born in London from artistic parents of multi-ethnic descent, Leda spent most of her childhood dancing and creating comic books. After studying Japanese and Spanish at University, she was inspired to explore and work in Europe. She now spends her time teaching dance, writing and exploring Spanish culture in the vibrant city of Barcelona.
Mary Jean Olinger holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and has taught English in the public school system. Mary works with a number of international English schools in China, Russia, Taiwan and the Philippines and teaches ESL via Skype to students around the globe. In her free time, Mary enjoys traveling to various locations to run half-marathons.
Matthew loves travelling, photography and books. Every place is unique, each culture is so different that it needs to be captured either in colors or letters. Writing about those little but unique things is his destination on each journey.
- What Secret Motivation Technique Will Help You Learn a Language? (Part II)
- What Secret Motivation Technique Will Help You Learn a Language? (Part I)
- What If You Aren’t Learning Your Second Language Quickly Enough? (Part II)
- What If You Aren’t Learning Your Second Language Quickly Enough? (Part I)
- What Is Going to Be the Hardest Part of Learning a New Language for You? (Part II)
Matthew is a freelance writer who studied Communications with a special focus in public relations and media studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia, USA. Matthew also works as an English teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and spends his free time exploring South America. He is passionate about music, politics, and travel.
Matthew has traveled to various exotic locations such Mozambique, Mauritius and Haiti, and he has worked in some of the safer areas of Afghanistan, where he learned that language isn't always the most obvious barrier to communication
Michelle, 25, lives in San Francisco and spends her weekdays interacting with all sorts of YouTube creators. She's inspired by languages and cultures that aren't her own and by her endless stacks of magazines, but is plagued by wanting to write more frequently than she does. Recent extended trips have taken her to Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines, but, when work doesn't allow for it, she searches for pockets of quirky American culture on domestic trips.
Nancy is a UK-born Chinese girl, fluent in Chinese and English, currently studying French, German and a little bit of Japanese. She dabbles in a bit of everything, including music, doodling, and video games, but is most passionate about writing and would love to travel the world one day - not only for the new languages and culture, but for the food, too!
Nathalie Tarkowska, was born and raised in France, and moved to Vancouver, Canada in 2009, to teach French as a second language, to adults and youth. Columnist and editor for the bilingual French/English Canadian cultural newspaper The/La Source from 2009 to 2012, she also broadcasted on Radio-Canada for a year.
Niko comes from a multiracial background, and grew up speaking English and Spanish. She is currently pursuing a Creative Writing MFA focused in translation and international writing. A self-professed nomad, Niko is interested in discovering natural hidden destinations, both locally and abroad, as well as finding the connecting threads between international cultures.
Nora is from California and currently lives in Buenos Aires. She has a passion for languages, travel, and trying new ethnic food.
Patrick currently lives in Berlin, where he first moved to and explored two and a half years ago. He has worked in education for seven years, wears black as much as possible, and writes because he likes it.
Paul is a New York-based expat living in Buenos Aires. He enjoys playing piano, watching tango, and eating dulce de leche by the spoonful.
- Why Donald Trump’s Language Is So Effective (And Why Anyone Who Disagrees is a “Loser”)
- The Secret Origins of English Grammar
- Beyond Synonyms and Antonyms: 5 Language Terms You’ve Never Heard Of
- Case Study: The Challenge of Translating Songs
- Cracking the South African English Dialect
Remi Yamazaki is a trilingual journalist and performer, currently learning her fourth language. She grew up in Japan, came to the US for college and has spent summers in Paris and Kampala, though she usually sounds like she's from somewhere in the former and/or current Commonwealth.
Rose studied writing and business studies, and now combines the two into her love for blogging. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two mischievous toy poodles.
Salvador Padilla is a Spanish Teacher and Cambridge Certified ESL Teacher as well as an experienced translator/Interpreter for English and Spanish.
Sophie is a blogger of all things fascinating. She studied writing and business, and currently resides in Buenos Aires with pen and paper.
Tabitha Jean Naylor is an avid world-traveler who loves venturing “off the beaten” path when planning her trips. From learning how to salsa dance on the beaches in Cuba to perusing Paris on a bike, her eclectic interests always make for interesting story-telling. While her international language skills are a continual work-in-progress, she ALWAYS has a great time along the way...
As an M.A. in British and American literature, Tanya has always been interested in language – from pronunciation to etymology and from recent developments to loan words. With her passion for the role of language in communication, power and negotiation, Tanya provides valuable insight for the community of Language Trainers.
Teresa Mupas is a writer and poet currently surviving the rain, teaching EFL, and stumbling through the learning blocks of the Spanish and Galician languages in Northwest Spain. Previously she taught English in central Thailand and the United States. She likes paper books, daydreaming, jigsaw puzzles, long mealversations, and compact items that fit neatly and quietly in carry-ons. You can follow her travels on IG @teresamupas.
A Houston-native, Tola cultivated her love of language and literature as an English major at Princeton University. She speaks English and Spanish, and is in the process of learning Yoruba to get in touch with her Nigerian roots.
Trisha is an IELTS blogger at Magoosh. She has a B.A. in Foreign Language and Literature and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics at UMASS Boston. Before blogging for Magoosh, Trisha taught Spanish and English to students of all ages, helping them master their foreign language or writing and reading comprehension skills. She writes and works as an academic editor from Bali, Indonesia where she enjoys yoga, slogging (slow jogging), and practicing her Indonesian with stray dogs.
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Veronica lives in Manhattan where she appreciates the cultural diversity. She first fell in love with the power of language when she majored in English at Princeton University. A speaker of French and English, Veronica has travelled the world and studied abroad in the Netherlands.
Allen is a traveler, a writer, and lover of all things cultural. He enjoys combining his interests to write for magazines and blogs.