Join a team committed to growing future generations of multilingual Americans

Language Stars is a growing company with locations in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, as well as Metro DC. Our FunImmersion® approach to teaching helps students learn through song, games, and fun activities.

While we’re known for our dynamic teaching philosophy, our greatest strength is our team which consists of passionate, caring and committed people.

Meet some of the team

Yin Yuan

Yin Yuan

Center Director

Yin Yuan was born in Beijing, China and moved to the United States in 2008. Fluent in Mandarin, she holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland.

Yin began her career at Language Stars as a teacher and has since been promoted to Director of our Gaithersburg center.

“I love working with students and being part of their progress as they learn through FunImmersion.”

Alma Ascencio

Alma Ascencio

Spanish Teacher

Alma Ascencio was born in Veracruz, Mexico. Fluent in Spanish, she graduated as a social worker from the Instituto de Ciencias y Estudios Superiores de Tamaulipas and also studied early childhood education at Harold Washington College.

Alma has more than 20 years of experience teaching young children and has been teaching at Language Stars since 2003!

“I enjoy making a difference by sharing my language and culture with hundreds of children in Chicago.”

Karen Gould

Karen Gould

Director of Education

Karen Gould split her time growing up in Burlington, Vermont and Los Altos, California. Fluent in French, she holds a BA from Princeton University and a MA in Linguistics from Northeastern University.

As one of the longest-tenured employees, Karen has been with Language Stars since 1999!

“It’s amazing to work with smart, passionate and globally-minded colleagues. I really enjoy that every day I get to work on a project that spans all six of the languages we teach.”

Current opportunities

(part-time and full-time)

Language Stars Teachers deliver FunImmersion programs in Language Stars centers and school programs.

Teachers run structured activities and games, with materials, session plans and training provided by Language Stars, to deliver fun and effective foreign language classes.

Center Directors

Language Stars Center Directors manage the day-to-day operations of our centers. Center Directors are responsible for achieving sales and service goals, planning and executing marketing events in the community and maintaining excellent levels of customer service and teaching quality in their centers.


Associate Center Directors

Language Stars Associate Center Directors support student success and center growth by assisting the Center Director in outreach to prospective families, service to existing clients, development of community partnerships and monitoring classroom quality.

Senior Teacher-Foreign Language Teacher
Senior Teacher-Foreign Language Teacher (Alexandria, VA & surrounding area).
  • Teach Spanish language courses to primary school-age children using FunImmersion method.
  • Weekly travel to multiple school locations.
  • Recruit/train new teachers; lead weekly curriculum training.
  • BA or foreign equivalency in Education, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Language & Literature, English, Communication Studies or related field. Single degree or any combo degrees acceptable.
  • Two years experience or as teacher foreign language to primary-age children. Acceptable experience includes teaching ESL primary school age.
  • Native-quality fluency written/spoken Spanish.
  • Valid driver’s license/clean driving record.
  • Travel up to 3.5hours daily.
  • Any combination of education, training & experience accepted.

Send resumes: Language Stars LLC., Attn: HR. 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL 60642, NO CALLS.


Full-time position benefits

– Salary based and performance incentive plan
– Optional participation in subsidized group health, dental and vision plans
– Paid time-off (PTO) and company paid holidays

Part-time position benefits
– Competitive pay with merit-based increases
– Flexible schedule

Apply today!

Ready to make a difference in the world? Do you have a “can-do” attitude? We want to hear from you! Share your resume and CV with our recruiting team by emailing