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Kumusta! Ako si Joanna Kirby.
Growing up in the Philippines, Joanna spoke four languages. After moving to the U.S., she mastered the American English language and accent. Needless to say, language learning played an integral part in her upbringing and cultural awareness. She received her undergraduate degree in Japanese, taught English in Tokyo, studied linguistics at UCLA, and went on to receive her law degree in New York City. She speaks English, Tagalog, Kapampangan and Japanese. As such, she has figured out the best way that she has learned, as well as various ways different people effectively acquire and retain second languages. She applies all of the systems she has studied and observed to create her unique approach to teaching.
Kumusta! Ako si Marjorie ("Marj").
New York City Instructor
A former high school and college instructor in Manila, Marj is now a Registered Nurse in New York City.
Kumusta! Ako si Christie ("Teng").
New York City Language Lab
Originally from Pangasinan, Christie grew up in San Fernando, La Union, and attended college in Baguio City. She loves to cook Filipino dishes, and will cook for anyone who will eat. Her favorites are Sinigang and Nilaga.
Kumusta! Ako si Charlene ("Char").
Virginia Beach Instructor
Charlene is one of the features of the documentary about Filipino Amerasians, "Left by the Ship." She is now living in Virginia Beach, VA with her two beautiful sons.