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.
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 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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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
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 us or by completing our quick form below.