Learning a language is one of the most rewarding, but also most challenging things we've ever done.
Traditional tools like textbooks have been essential for us. But what we've found is that we learn best through rich, engaging experiences. It's easy to remember words when they're reinforced by experiences that move you. We also believe early exposure to engaging content helps prevent learners from giving up before they're fluent.
A site that can deliver such rich experiences, supported by the right set of tools, can transform language learning. We're working to make that site a reality for you.
Alan ParkFounderAlan is a lifelong language learner who is fluent in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Before starting FluentU, Alan worked as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group throughout East Asia. Alan is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Duke University (B.A.).
Sam ChengOperationsSam joined FluentU after graduating from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, because of his passion for the Chinese language and for helping foreigners learn it. Sam is a true team player. If you read our blog, then you're probably familiar with his sense of humor, since his fingerprints are all over every post.
Jason SchuurmanContentJason is a full-time Chinese language enthusiast who has been working in the online language learning industry for years. With experience ranging from translation and interpretation, to lesson production and podcast hosting - Jason's eclectic background fits right in at FluentU.
Christina LuMarketingComing from a diverse background of previous experiences, Christina enjoys bringing color and new ideas to the FluentU marketing campaign. When not being nerdy with Chinese, she keeps herself busy with boba tea, walks by the ocean, backpacking around the Far East (South America’s next!) baking confections and occasionally flash mobbing the public.
Sophia WangContent/MarketingSophia is a dedicated contributor to both content and marketing. After graduating from DongHua University in Shanghai, and her subsequent travels throughout the United States, Sophie has developed a passion for promoting Chinese as a second language to foreigners. This long sought passion turned into reality when she joined FluentU.