Why LanguageBird?

LanguageBird creates a community of learners who master speaking new languages with confidence. Students connect one-to-one with an engaged instructor for self-paced language learning and cultural discovery.

Why LanguageBird®?

LanguageBird® provides learners with connection and access anytime, anywhere to passionate, experienced teachers who love to teach their language and culture. An individual approach, flexibility in scheduling, world-class instructors, and an exceptional curriculum are a part of what every student experiences with LanguageBird®.

Why LanguageBird® for Middle and High School Students?

LanguageBird® is the premier online foreign language program for middle and high school students. We are the first accredited online provider specializing in a one-to-one, 100% live experience in 11 different world languages. LanguageBird® is the world language expert providing an unparalleled experience for teens online. There is no better classroom ratio than 1 to 1. Our online setting allows the flexibility needed for today’s students, as well as the learning experience to mirror the future of their education and careers.

We strive to be…

LanguageBird® is a globally connected and culturally aware group of learners interacting in a safe, productive, and encouraging online environment. Working together to communicate, grow, and learn with people all over the globe can be experienced through our lessons. We build relationships and cultural awareness, not just skills.

Meet the Founder & Director of LanguageBird®

Dr. Karyn Koven

LanguageBird®  was founded and is directed by Dr. Karyn A. Koven. Curriculum building, best practices in college counseling, teaching and articulation with universities across the world has been her niche specialty for nearly two decades. Dr. Koven has been a high school administrator, counselor and teacher. She has visited over 100 colleges domestically and internationally and has helped thousands of students get admitted to the top universities in the world.

Foreign language courses are required for acceptance into four-year colleges however, in her experience, she witnessed a lack of options for her own students and online courses for foreign language learning simply do not work as well without the conversation component and a teacher interacting spontaneously with the student. She believes firmly that learning a language requires constant interaction and speaking not just listening and repeating. LanguageBird® was born from the concept of providing live instruction from high quality teachers but with the convenience of an online classroom. The goal is for students to have high quality, personalized, standards-based, college-preparatory foreign language classes anywhere -even out of their own home.

Dr. Koven earned her undergraduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA.

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin

Meet Our Team

Expert, trained teachers encourage and guide you in your learning experience.
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Cassie H.

LanguageBird ASL Teacher
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Madeline F.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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Karina P.

LanguageBird Hebrew Teacher
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Claudia S.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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Nicole C.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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Kazuko A.

LanguageBird Japanese Teacher
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Markus N.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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Gertrud K.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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Yan L.

LanguageBird Mandarin Teacher
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Jindan W.

LanguageBird Mandarin Teacher
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Wesley S.

LanguageBird ASL Teacher
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Severine A.

LanguageBird French Teacher
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Vera K.

LanguageBird Russian Teacher
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Mia K.

LanguageBird Korean Teacher
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LanguageBird Russian Teacher
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Eddie L.

LanguageBird Mandarin Teacher
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Geneviève F.

LanguageBird French Teacher
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Andy A.

LanguageBird Admin/Registrar
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Andres F.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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Camilla B.

LanguageBird Italian Teacher
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Fabiana D.

LanguageBird Italian Teacher
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Gabriela C.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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Giorgio Z.

LanguageBird Italian Teacher
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Jorge H.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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José P.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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Loni F.

LanguageBird ASL Teacher
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Mercedes R.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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Muyi W.

LanguageBird Chinese Teacher
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Natalia C.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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Rasmia Z.

LanguageBird Italian Teacher
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Rodrigo G.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher
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Sara B.

LanguageBird ASL Teacher
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Sayuri S.

LanguageBird Japanese Teacher
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Stefania P.

LanguageBird Italian Teacher
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Pauline C.

LanguageBird French Teacher
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Michael N.

LanguageBird French Teacher
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Tomer S.

LanguageBird Hebrew Teacher
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Nikolina V.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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James J.

LanguageBird German Teacher
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Carlos M.

LanguageBird Spanish Teacher