Our Ambassadors

Language Ambassadors are motivated Yale-NUS students with a passion for a particular language offered at the College. They are in charge of organizing small activities around campus to promote interest in language studies and enhance the language learning experience happening in the classroom. If you are interested in becoming a Language Ambassador, please contact Eduardo Lage-Otero.


Ivan Leo

Class of 2022

Hello, my name is Ivan and I’m from the class of 2022. I speak English, Chinese and French along with a little bit of Vietnamese and Russian. I’m hoping to pick up Spanish in the near future but who knows! I’ve always loved languages as a way to understand different cultures and people from different backgrounds. I’m grateful for the opportunity to help promote language learning and I can’t wait for you to check out what we have in store for you!

Ngoc Duong Pham

Class of 2021

Hello, my name is Duong from the Class of 2021. I have been speaking Czech and Vietnamese ever since I was born and later on learned English and German in school. Next semester I will start learning Spanish and I would also love to pick up Mandarin Chinese in the future. One thing about languages that never fails to impress me is their ability to express one’s thoughts and feelings in so many different ways. Although the meaning of two sentences in two different languages can be the same, each language uses a different “mould” to shape the meaning in its own unique way. And for me, learning how these “moulds” work, is precisely what makes languages so fun and interesting. Having the opportunity to study in such a linguistically diverse school like Yale-NUS has been enormously beneficial in pursuing my interest and I am grateful that I will be able to contribute to sharing this interest with other members of our school community.

Ruella Che Xinrui

Class of 2021

Hello! I’m Ruella, from the Class of 2021. I speak English, Mandarin, some French, and a very tiny bit of Japanese. Learning foreign languages has always been a passion and a valuable process for me, and I am grateful to be able to contribute to our college community through promoting the many language learning opportunities available here. Be it academically or through language tables and casual conversations, I find it important to take advantage of the opportunities and the linguistic diversity we have here within the Yale-NUS community.