Meet some of CFCC’s Foreign Language instructors
The benefits of learning a foreign language include understanding other cultures, increasing job opportunities, and making international travel more accessible. Learning a new language is also a brain booster that helps improve memory, attention span, and creativity! Meet some of CFCC’s foreign language instructors.
Foreign Language Instructors
Yuna Shin, CFCC German Instructor
I love languages. I am trilingual in Korean, German, and English and have basic knowledge of French and Latin. I teach German because I developed my love for reading and writing while reading and writing in German. I still get goosebumps reciting the poems from that time! I strive to bring this sense of beauty and wonder to my students.
George Adams, CFCC Spanish Instructor
Foreign language? Not to me, To me, we are all one; we all speak a language called human experience on planet earth. Without my experiences learning Spanish, I would have never had the nerve to spend a year living and backpacking through the biodiverse Amazon rainforest and the majestic peaks of the Andes Mountain range. I met people and heard stories in a number of languages, including Spanish, Quechua, Mandarin, Portuguese, and many more. I speak many languages of the world at varying levels of competence and continue to work on my skills in these to this day.
I’m always asked, “What is the most difficult language in the world?” I say that is a simple response. No, it isn’t English, not Spanish, not even Mandarin, German, Arabic, Russian or Japanese (all very complex languages for English Speakers). The hardest world language is your second language, no matter what that may be. Travel, experience, learn, connect and converse. Whatever happens, strive to live like a citizen of this marvelous blue miracle. You want the world, and the world wants you! What are you waiting for?
Caroline Hudson, CFCC French Instructor
French is my native language. I love French because it’s the language of cooking, fashion, dance, visual arts, and architecture. It’s spoken by 300 million people on the five continents. It’s the language of the two cities where the European Union institutions are headquartered: Strasbourg and Brussels. But more than anything, it is a beautiful language.
Tanesha Parker, CFCC Spanish Instructor
I love teaching Spanish because the US is on track to become the country with the most Spanish speakers, and I want to be a part of helping students add another tool to their belt. I want to help students use the language skills they acquire in my classroom to connect with Spanish speakers as a way to build community and to learn just how similar we all are as human beings, as well as appreciate their cultural uniqueness. The Latino culture is extremely colorful in their traditions, *especially* in their cooking – ¡delicioso!
Heather Beal, CFCC Spanish Instructor
I love Spanish because, despite its overall simplicity, the phonetics are beautiful, and the language is very dynamic and changes constantly. Spanish also has many rules that are easy to learn, unlike English, which is kind of a nightmare to learn as a second language. Finally, Latino music is the best music on the planet, no matter the genre.