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.
World 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 world 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 world 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.”