German and French Teacher
Daniela is a native bilingual German and French speaker who lived in both countries before coming to the US in 2016. She has extensive experience teaching both German and French to children in her native Germany. Here in the US she has taught at the German Saturday School and other similar organizations.
She enjoys working with children of all ages and teaches them not only the language but also the different cultures of each country. Daniela encourages learning by celebrating holidays, singing songs, and playing games. She believes that language is powerful knowledge that shapes the way we think and interact.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and singing.
Sonia Graser Cardenas
Sonia is native of Spain who speaks both Spanish and Italian. Prior to arriving in the US two years ago, she worked as an elementary school teacher and a speech language therapist in Spain for nearly 20 years. She has worked for several different schools and participated in innovative educational programs that resulted in award-winning performance of these schools.
As a multilingual person, she believes that speaking many languages enriches the mind and provides better ways to understand our world.
Silvia is the founder of Fun World Language Academy and is in charge of all things business- and organization-related. She is a native Bulgarian speaker and is raising a bilingual daughter. Silvia has experience with young children through volunteering at her daughter’s school and working in Head Start preschool classrooms as a research assistant. She has a strong interest in the link between bilingualism and brain development in young children.
Silvia has a background in financial services, where she worked for renowned companies for close to 10 years. Before starting a career in financial services, she earned her MBA in entrepreneurship from Babson College.
Her hobbies include traveling, and — no surprise — studying foreign languages. She is starting to learn Hebrew, and she knows a bit of Russian, too. She hopes to get closer to fluent in those languages soon.
Gurperneet hails from Punjab, India and is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and English. She has a teaching degree and experience in her native country and has been involved in teaching kids in the US. Working with children from different age groups comes naturally to her.
In her spare time she enjoys reading and gardening.