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.
Hello! I’m Bosen from Class of 2019. I have always been a passionate language learner. Fascinated by the sheer enthusiasm and expressiveness of both Latin American and South Asian culture, I have been learning Spanish at Yale-NUS College and Hindi at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS. I am also dedicated to promoting the learning of my mother tongue Chinese by being actively involved in Global China Connection and playing Zhang Sheng in the school Chinese Opera production the West Wing. For me, learning new languages grants me new ways to express my innermost feelings. Being able to speak the local tongue when traveling also allows me to fully absorb the local way of life.
My dream is to be able to talk to as many people in the world as possible, collect their stories, exist with them, and learn the ways of life of a billion different people. With Hindi as my mother tongue, English as a second language, and a current pursuit of Spanish as a third, Yale-NUS has provided me with just the right opportunities to help me achieve the dream. I try to learn a few words of a new language as much as possible, picking up phrases whenever I interact with people from different countries, or visit them. While I am currently enrolled in Intermediate Spanish 1, I am also trying to learn German, French and Bahasa on my own when I find the time! This summer I will be heading to Spain to take the first step toward achieving my dream – spending two months immersing in another language, getting to know another people, and living another life.
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.