When I was young, I had no problem learning Chinese, Taiwanese and some Japanese – it all came naturally. ...
At age thirteen, I began studying English. Eleven years later, I passed all the relevant subject exams including TOEFL. However, I freaked out right on the spot and couldn’t speak even one word in English when someone asked me “What are you here for?” during my first visit to the US (although I kept all those words of the entire dictionary in my brain).
Sometimes, I reflected on my study: “Am I not smart enough to learn English? I don’t know what is wrong with me. I am extremely upset. Why can all native speakers or local students studying in the American schools overseas speak English so well? Most of people from my country and even those foreign ESL students in my class who passed TOEFL can’t speak English that well.”
Evidently, English became my most challenging subject to study in school, but it also gave me an opportunity to improve myself as well.
As matter of fact, I needed to take Beginner ESL 101 subject courses for consecutive semesters in BYU Provo, Utah for an entire year. During that period of time, I not only tried to overcome the English language barrier but also had a chance to examine the effectiveness of my study – "Is my IQ an issue or something else with how I study? Or does my learning approach lead to problems? Is there any other better way, shortcut, or the best way to learn English?" Later on, I realized it has nothing to do with my IQ because of my remarkable performance as a math tutor in school, especially when I scored 100% on my –Calculus– subject final exam; it must be something that’s wrong with my method of learning English.
Therefore, why would anyone need to follow my wrong footsteps – wasting so much time on useless effort and ineffective resources without being able to communicate in daily life?
This fact looks like if you took a swim class: When you passed the writing exam for it, if you still submerged yourself into water without being able to swim, you finally shall drown yourself. After twenty years from what happened to me before, my niece encountered the same problem in US high school. She attended Spanish class and got all straight As for four semesters. When she was asked, “How are you?” in Spanish, she just stood speechless and confused; she was unable to utter a single word.
Finally, I discovered the easiest way to learn a new language while observing my then four-year-old daughter, Christina, who learned to speak Chinese in less than four months, and my other nine-year-old niece, Mimi, who sang the names of all the states in less than 30 seconds in front my face! I was puzzled; how did they do this?
Simple: they learned by singing!
That is (the reason) why English initiated my motivation for starting the Sing2Learn program. Nowadays, it has become my best companion and language learning tool which enables me to communicate with everyone.
Sing2Learn is the most effective foreign language learning system, combining a step-by-step approach with resources such as music, patterns, repetition, pictures, stories, drawings, and DVD animations.
Our mission is very simple: to ensure everyone can communicate in real life situations, S2L provides a complete language learning system that allows you to study in your native country or preferred habitation.
CHANG, ANTHONY ETHAN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, C.E.O.
Mr. Chang is the founder and CEO of Sing2Learn and the mind behind the Sing2Learn System. He graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, C.T.O.
As a consultant, Laurence has helped small businesses grow by providing the latest technology in web development for more than 15 years. When he is not crunching codes you can either find him DJing or riding the busy streets of LA with his no-brakes fixed gear bike.
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ADVISOR
Sarah C. White has taught English for many years to learners from all over the world. Her experiences have shown her the power of using music to teach any language. Sarah’s belief in Sing2Learn is based on her experiences with learners and education with a master’s degree in secondary curriculum and instruction and a lifetime secondary California credential.
EXECUTIVE PROJECT MANAGER
Jennifer Chou is a Taiwanese-American individual born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in Sociology. Music is her life, from participating in school choirs to competing and placing in the top 12 in the internationally televised singing competition, "Million Star Avenue," in Taiwan in 2008.
LINGUISTIC PROJECT MANAGER
Krystal's favorite hobby is static within language and communication, mapping how it occurs with theoretical approaches from universal grammar, gestures, and known linguistic structures. Receiving a first degree in Language Studies, from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she broods over pursuing a doctoral title of worthy cause, derived from a deontological preference to help others communicate.
MURRIETA, MARIA DE LOURDES
SPANISH DEPARTMENT ADVISOR
Mrs. Murrieta studied the sciences of education, literature, and Spanish grammar, and academic preparatory courses in teaching. She has a master’s in Education. She worked in Mexico for 27 years as a teacher, from beginning to university levels. She has given seminars on teaching, as well as oral and written expression, among other activities rooted in Riverside, CA.
SPANISH DEPARTMENT VOCALIST
Lilia Garcia began taking private voice lessons at age 17 at Los Angeles Music and Art School. She studied classical opera for 5 years under the instruction of Gail Gordon, Director of Opera at SMC. She studied musical theater for 2 years under the instruction of Linda Minto-Corwin. She was a Spanish Vocalist for Sing2Learn.
RECORDING ENGINEER (ACTIVE)
Noe Sarmiento is active as the Primary Recording Engineer at Sing2Learn. He attended Citrus College, and he keeps busy with various projects. Currently, if he is not at Sing2Learn, you may find him at Studio City Sound, or Hip Kitty Jazz Restaurant as Front of House Audio Engineer.
RON EDWARD M. INGALLA
RECORDING ENGINEER (PERIPHERAL)
Ron, REMI, has previously assisted as Recording Engineer for previous Sing2Learn projects, as well as original collaborative compositions for Sing2Learn Movie, “You Never Know.” He received a Sound Arts degree from Ex’pression College for Digital Arts. He continued to receive a Literature, B.A., from University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he resides in New York where he debuted his set as Rhombus, a deep minimal bass producer, in New York City.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Preeti Chandan is Senior Graphic Designer at Sing2Learn. She has years of journalism and graphic design experience. She passionately uses both her skills -- writing and design-- to convey messages through print and digital media. She has designed a number of books for the Sing2Learn series.
Miss Morfin has been a kindergarten English teacher trainer and is now the Sing2Learn team Office Manager and liaison for all of our Sing2Learn strategic partners.
With an eye and a love for visual arts, Mister Hanna has been a graphic designer, editor, and photographer since 2006. He brings his considerable talents to Sing2Learn as the resident Visual Director and I.T. specialist. He is also one the S2L associates in the Marketing Department.
CHINESE DEPARTMENT MANAGER (ACTIVE)
Miss Xiu had her master in Teaching English as a Second language from Arkansas Tech University and her bachelor in Qingdao, China which is Educational Technology. When she was in college, she tried to design a flash game which aims to help Chinese people to memorize English words based on a memory curve.
CHINESE DEPARTMENT MANAGER (PERIPHERAL)
Miss Wang has a master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas, and a bachelor's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from the Huang Shan University in An Hui, China. She has been the Chinese Department Manager at Sing2Learn; she returned to be closer to family in Kansas.
CHINESE PROJECT MANAGER
Echo joined the Sing2Learn team first as a model for the Sing2Learn Movie, “You Never Know.” Her skills were soon recognized, and she became Chinese Project Manager.
CHINESE DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT
Miss Kao has been active in many causes from organizing the data for “Tzu Chi USA helping Somalia Project” to World Visions Famine Program. She has worked for ESLITE leading children by planning games and reading stories as well as counseling children in conflicts. Now she applies her wonderful skills at Sing2Learn.
CHINESE DEPARTMENT VOCALIST
I am a Chinese vocalist for Sing2Learn. I thought my life would be dull until I arrived at Sing2learn. I love to sing and singing is my life. Sing2Learn did make my dreams come true. I hope it can also make everyone's dream come true. Thank you!