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July 2015 - Yu-Jen Tai

Brimming with enthusiasm, Yu-Jen is the picture of a dedicated student whose extraordinary effort pays off with great progress. Originally from Taiwan, she is a true polyglot: along with her native language of Mandarin Chinese, Yu-Jen speaks Cantonese, Taiwanese, English, and now, Spanish! A genuine love of languages has fueled this impressive language acquisition and her organized, methodical nature has paved the road to her success. With a warm smile and great sense of humor, she is a kind and supportive classmate who sets a cheerful mood in any class she’s in. We’re certain that with her stellar study skills and desire to communicate with native speakers, Yu-Jen will achieve great heights in her Spanish learning pursuits and we are delighted to have her as part of our community. Click here for a profile on this exemplary student.

Name: Yu-Jen Tai
Occupation: College/Grad school Admissions Consultant
Time Studying at Tierra: 1 year

1) Why are you studying Spanish?

"A good friend invited me to join her to learn Spanish last July. For her, she would like to be able to travel to those countries where Spanish is spoken.  But for me, I have always been fascinated by languages that are used around the world.  It is amazing to be surrounded by people who communicate with each other in a language I don't understand at all.  That mystery stimulates my curiosity in wanting to be able to talk to them."

2) What is your favorite part about your experience here at Tierra?    

"The morning class schedule has been very convenient for me!"

3) Can you tell us of a time you have been able to use what you have learned studying here?

"I can now start to understand people speaking Spanish on the radio, television, in the street and in the store."

¡Felicidades Yu-Jen!