E-learning developer, linguist, and content creator
Toby is an E-learning developer, linguist, and content creator passionate about languages and cultures. While growing up in Belgium, he was surrounded by friends of various linguistic and ethnic backgrounds. This allowed him to have a deeper understanding of how different languages and cultures work.
After studying Graphic Design and Accountancy, Toby moved to Greece to work as an expatriate. During that time he shared flats with co-expats from various European, African, and Arab countries which resulted in a growing interest in the new cultures and languages.
While looking for affordable language courses, he found out that many languages have a lack of sources to be able to start learning. Even the best translators on the Internet do not translate basic sentences correctly.
Gathering as much information as possible from each language, whether it comes from books, the internet, or verbal communication, he breaks the whole language down into detail until he has made a resume that gives him the possibility to be conversational in the language in a matter of weeks.
As a non-native speaker breaking down languages himself, he knows the difficulties language students face, and can give them a structured and easy resume of the most important grammar and vocabulary to start speaking any language in a quite short period.
Even though Toby is only native speaker in a few languages that he teaches; all the course material, vocabulary, and grammar have been checked by several professional translators and native speakers.
Toby chose to share his knowledge in easy-to-follow and affordable courses to:
1. preserve languages that aren’t really accessible for non-native speakers;
2. help other students get all the necessary resources;
3. enjoy his own passion for languages and cultures.
By approaching people in their native language, he got an amazing experience in return:
- practicing languages for free!
Through Udemy, he would like to share his knowledge with you for you to be able to experience the same.