Chris co-founded Language Experience with Timothy and is jointly responsible for the ongoing management and direction of the business.  With over 6 years experience in various coaching roles, which has included martial arts training, business development and various language programs, he now continues to feed his passion of helping others through Language Experience.  Chris’ passion for language first came about when he partook in Thai language studies a number of years ago. From this moment forward, his regular visits to the country became increasingly enjoyable. Having learnt the Thai language to an intermediate degree, he was able to experience life there which he would not have been able to without knowledge of the language - namely, connecting with the local people on a personal level and establishing business relationships. Being able to read the script has also deepened his connection with the culture. The ability to read restaurant menus and street signs has greatly streamlined his time spent in the country.  In recent times, Chris enjoys reconnecting with his Filipino heritage through the study of language. Having grown up in Melbourne in an English speaking household, he found that learning Tagalog, the dialect spoken by his Filipino family, was difficult without external influences. His desire to learn the language grew as he aged and now finds his studies to be, not only challenging, but enriching also.  Chris hopes that others can also live new experiences and opportunities through the network of language that they will develop whilst continuing to pursue his own goals of attaining proficiency in the languages he studies.

Chris co-founded Language Experience with Timothy and is jointly responsible for the ongoing management and direction of the business.

With over 6 years experience in various coaching roles, which has included martial arts training, business development and various language programs, he now continues to feed his passion of helping others through Language Experience.

Chris’ passion for language first came about when he partook in Thai language studies a number of years ago. From this moment forward, his regular visits to the country became increasingly enjoyable. Having learnt the Thai language to an intermediate degree, he was able to experience life there which he would not have been able to without knowledge of the language - namely, connecting with the local people on a personal level and establishing business relationships. Being able to read the script has also deepened his connection with the culture. The ability to read restaurant menus and street signs has greatly streamlined his time spent in the country.

In recent times, Chris enjoys reconnecting with his Filipino heritage through the study of language. Having grown up in Melbourne in an English speaking household, he found that learning Tagalog, the dialect spoken by his Filipino family, was difficult without external influences. His desire to learn the language grew as he aged and now finds his studies to be, not only challenging, but enriching also.

Chris hopes that others can also live new experiences and opportunities through the network of language that they will develop whilst continuing to pursue his own goals of attaining proficiency in the languages he studies.

 

Chris Cortez

Co-FOUNDER

"Chris hopes that others can also live new experiences and opportunities through the network of language..."

 
 
 
 

Timothy Wong

Co-FOUNDER

"Timothy is a keen believer that learning never stops and looks forward to achieving his goals for the year..."

Timothy co-founded Learning Experience with Chris after seeing a need for an effective and efficient learning solution for students looking to pick up or expand on a second language of their choosing.  Coming from a commercial background and carrying a Bachelor of Business, Timothy jointly manages the daily operations and commercialisation of Language Experience. He has previously been working as an analyst at a commercial level and looks forward to the challenges of entering into a new industry - education.  Timothy grew up in a large Chinese family which had enabled him to pick up the language while he was young. However, after having traveled through China and Hong Kong, he has realised that his grasp of the language is lacking. He also has many family members who are capable of speaking only Chinese which is why he is currently working on expanding his vocabulary. Timothy is excited to become literate in Chinese and is always looking to improve his understanding of the language whenever he has a chance.  Having traveled through Thailand numerous times, Timothy has also taken up learning Thai at a conversational level to enhance his travel experiences. On his initial trip there, he had found that not being able to speak or understand the local language had really inhibited his experience. This came in the form of not having the confidence to strike up conversation with anyone unfamiliar, not being comfortable venturing to isolated areas where tourists weren't abundant and finding that many business owners were greeting him with fictitious enthusiasm.  Timothy is a keen believer that learning never stops and looks to achieving his goals for the year whilst being wary of not stretching himself too thin.

Timothy co-founded Learning Experience with Chris after seeing a need for an effective and efficient learning solution for students looking to pick up or expand on a second language of their choosing.

Coming from a commercial background and carrying a Bachelor of Business, Timothy jointly manages the daily operations and commercialisation of Language Experience. He has previously been working as an analyst at a commercial level and looks forward to the challenges of entering into a new industry - education.

Timothy grew up in a large Chinese family which had enabled him to pick up the language while he was young. However, after having traveled through China and Hong Kong, he has realised that his grasp of the language is lacking. He also has many family members who are capable of speaking only Chinese which is why he is currently working on expanding his vocabulary. Timothy is excited to become literate in Chinese and is always looking to improve his understanding of the language whenever he has a chance.

Having traveled through Thailand numerous times, Timothy has also taken up learning Thai at a conversational level to enhance his travel experiences. On his initial trip there, he had found that not being able to speak or understand the local language had really inhibited his experience. This came in the form of not having the confidence to strike up conversation with anyone unfamiliar, not being comfortable venturing to isolated areas where tourists weren't abundant and finding that many business owners were greeting him with fictitious enthusiasm.

Timothy is a keen believer that learning never stops and looks to achieving his goals for the year whilst being wary of not stretching himself too thin.

 
 
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Allira

Originally from Perth, Allira has now based herself in Melbourne to further her studies of Italian translation. After finding a love for the Italian language and culture, she spends time every year in Italy further refining her skill of the language. A fun fact: Allira has competed in 7 world championships for figure skating!

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Anita

Originally from Indonesia, Anita is another one of our many multi-lingual tutors. She moved to Singapore at a very early age, which is where she learnt to speak Mandarin. Finding that people were turning to her for tips and advice to refine their Chinese, Anita has found her calling as a tutor/teacher.

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Brenda

A graphic designer by trade, Brenda is able to teach both French and Spanish. Originally from Mexico, Brenda loves to travel and what drives her to continue teaching is her love for meeting new people.

 
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Emi

Having move to Japan at a young age, Emi has basically grown up with the Japanese language. She has taught both English and Japanese during her stay in Japan and loves spreading awareness of the Japanese language and culture. Outside of languages, she loves to cook and bake.

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Federica

Having both private tutoring and school curriculum experience, Federica loves to not only pass on her knowledge of the Italian language, but also enjoys educating others on the history and culture of the Italian people.

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Fernando

Fernando is a photographer and filmmaker with a background in graphics design and marketing. You'd think he's busy enough, but he spends all his spare time sharing his knowledge of Spanish to others.

 
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Freya

Having tutored many students from all across the world in the language of Mandarin, Freya has found joy in, not only seeing her students progress and develop, but also in learning her students' cultures as well.

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Ghita

Having found her love of teaching and sharing her language to others through her travels, Ghita now looks to expand on her experience through private tutoring of the Indonesian language.

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Jen

Jen is originally from Taiwan, so has grown up being surrounded by the Mandarin language. She has a lot of experience tutoring younger children and actually fell into this tutoring role after displaying great teaching skills whilst doing work as a babysitter.

 
 
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Julian

Combining the two things that he loves most, Julian found his way into teaching by sharing his knowledge of Spanish with other tourists and travellers as he went along his own travels. Now in Melbourne, Julian looks to continue sharing Spanish to the locals of this city.

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Lisa

A native of France, Lisa has travelled across many countries and currently calls Melbourne home. She has had experience teaching both old and young across Europe and now Australia. As with many of our other tutors, Lisa is adept across multiple languages - English, French and Spanish.

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May

Having worked at an international school previously, not only has she taught Thai to many people, May also has years of experience teaching English to other Thais. May is now a permanent resident of Australia and continuing to pursue her love of teaching.

 
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Melanie

Melanie has extensive experience in tutoring both French and Mandarin. She lived in France for multiple years and has taught Mandarin there as well as refined her fluency in the French language. Outside of language tutoring, Melanie teaches yoga.

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Samantha

A native of Australia, Sam chose to expand her love for teaching the English language by moving to Korea for an entire year to teach. There she taught both young and old how to speak, write and read the English language. She also has experience with preparing students for the equivalent of IELTs/PTE.

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Sasha

Having taught extensively back in her home Korea, Sasha has experience tutoring both children and adults. She continues to pursue her passion in teaching as she loves the rewarding feeling of getting to see her students progress in learning a new language.

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Tom

Having found his initial passion of teaching through tutoring friends and family, Tom is now looking to share his knowledge of language to others also. Having grown up in Taiwan, he is proficient in traditional Chinese and is also proficient in Japanese since falling in love with the culture and language a number of years ago.

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Yuu

What continues to drive Yuu as a private tutor, is her passion for sharing the knowledge of the culture, food and history of Thailand and it's people to others. Outside of teaching, she loves to spend her time developing herself as a person through Martial Arts and Crossfit.

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