Summer Osborn has been a French fanatic from the moment she learned to say, "Bonjour!" After studying in France and earning a degree in foreign language education, she taught in public high schools for five years before becoming a stay at home mom. When she found herself homeschooling her daughter, she realized she wanted to connect with homeschooling families and offer them a chance to learn a language in a way that fit their needs. She has been teaching homeschool groups for eleven years, and launched Global Goose Languages in 2018.
Ming-Hsi is a native Mandarin speaker from Taiwan. She has been teaching school- aged children Mandarin every week for several years. She has worked with heritage learners as well as homeschool co-ops. Besides English and Mandarin, she has also learned some basic French and Japanese, and she makes sure her own homeschooled children remain at-least bilingual and value their Chinese heritage and respect other cultures. She enjoys cooking, sewing, reading, hiking, and drawing.
Spanish and French
Alison speaks four languages, has lived in three countries, has two degrees in foreign language, and one degree in education. Originally from Chicago, she lived in Spain for two years and currently lives in Argentina! Her adventure began when she studied abroad in Spain and France all in one summer, and fell in love with immersing herself in foreign language and culture. She has taught children through adults with varying language levels, and strives to make her classes dynamic and engaging through diverse activities and quirky culture facts. In her spare time, she enjoys playing and teaching flute, watching Netflix, doing gymnastics, and playing with her dog.
Spanish and Chinese
Jael has always been fascinated with the way that language works, and she enjoys sharing that enthusiasm with all ages and levels. From kindergarten through eighth grade, she was homeschooled while her family lived in China. In high school she took Spanish and fell in love with it. She graduated with a bachelor's in Spanish from the University of Wyoming in 2021. She currently teaches Spanish there while working on her Masters in Spanish Linguistics. During her college years, Jael has taught English as a second language, Spanish, and Chinese. She loves baking, Tae Kwon Do, and bilingual puns.
Jennifer Ryan has many years of teaching experience with all ages in a
wide variety of art and academic settings. She received her Bachelor’s
Degree in the Russian Language from the University of New Hampshire
and taught in a public middle school for 5 years creating all of her own
curriculum. After becoming a homeschool mom, she taught Russian to 5 th
to 12 th grade homeschoolers over the course of the last 12 years so that
her children could learn Russian, too. In her free time Jennifer loves to
crochet, spend time outdoors, kayak, roller blade and photograph wildlife.
Addie Gladu is a French speaker and language instructor, as well as a professional pianist and church choir director in Charleston, Illinois. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance with a minor in French from Eastern Illinois University, as well as a teaching certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. In college, Addie spent 1 semester studying jazz at l’Université de Montréal, in the Québec province of Canada, where French is the language of instruction, as well as the primary vernacular of the region. This stretching immersion experience sparked in her a deep passion for the French language and for second-language education. Recently, Addie has been proud to teach English classes to local Haitian immigrants, utilizing French as a lingua franca. She is a happy mother, wife, Red Torch Cactus owner, and nature enthusiast.
Kristen d’Entremont has a passion for the Spanish language and for the diverse cultures of the Spanish speaking world. She believes that understanding the language also means having an appreciation for the culture, geography, and history of those who speak it, and she works to incorporate those elements into her teaching. Kristen earned a degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, including a study abroad in Madrid, Spain. After graduation she worked for an international child sponsorship program, overseeing programs in Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, & Guatemala. Kristen has almost a decade teaching Spanish, including teaching Community Education Spanish to adults, and more recently teaching 6th – 12th grade Spanish at a private Christian school. Kristen left the classroom setting to homeschool her two boys and loves the freedom and creativity that homeschooling affords all. She is the mother of 3 very different children aged 9 to 23