Rosesilin: Good day! Thank you for joining us today. Could you please start by introducing yourself and telling us a bit about your background and your journey in founding the language school?
Zane: Good day! It’s a pleasure to be here. My name is Zane Ong, and I’m the founder of Headstart Language. My journey in founding this language school began with a passion for languages and education. I have a background in mass communications, and I’ve always been fascinated by the power of language to bridge cultures and create opportunities. I saw a need in our community for high-quality language education that not only teaches the language but also fosters cultural understanding, and that’s what inspired me to start this school.
Rosesilin: That’s wonderful to hear. Can you tell us more about the mission and vision of your language school?
Zane: Certainly. Our mission at Headstart Language is to empower individuals with the linguistic and cultural skills they need to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. We believe that language is not just a tool for communication but a gateway to understanding and appreciating different cultures. Our vision is to create a learning environment where students not only become proficient in the language but also gain a deep respect for the culture associated with it, fostering global citizenship and inclusivity.
Rosesilin: It sounds like a noble mission. Can you describe the range of language programs and courses your school offers?
Zane: We offer a wide range of language programs to cater to diverse needs and interests. Our core language proficiency courses cover languages such as Thai and Vietnamese, and we have courses for learners of all levels, from beginners to advanced speakers. In addition to language proficiency, we offer cultural workshops, language camps for adults, and even customized corporate training for businesses seeking to enhance communication and cultural competence in the workplace. We believe in experiential learning, so many of our programs incorporate practical activities and cultural events.
Rosesilin: That’s impressive. In what ways do you ensure that your language school provides an immersive and effective learning experience for students?
Zane: Immersion is at the heart of our teaching philosophy. We create an immersive learning environment by offering practical exercises, role-plays, cultural events, and immersive experiences. Our instructors are not just language teachers; they are cultural guides who help students connect with the language on a deeper level. We also encourage students to participate in cultural events, join language exchange programs, and engage with native speakers to practice their language skills in real-world situations.
Rosesilin: That sounds like a holistic approach to language education. Lastly, what do you see as the future goals and aspirations for your language school?
Zane: Our primary goal is to continue expanding our reach and impact, reaching more individuals who can benefit from multilingualism and cultural understanding. We aim to introduce new language programs and partnerships that align with the evolving needs of our students and the global landscape. Ultimately, we hope to contribute to a more interconnected and culturally sensitive society, one where language is a bridge that brings people together.
Rosesilin: Thank you for sharing your insights, and best of luck with your mission at Headstart Language. It’s been a pleasure speaking with you today.
Zane: Thank you for having me. It’s been a pleasure as well. If anyone is interested in learning more about Headstart Language, they can visit our website at https://headstartlanguage.com.sg/ or contact us at 9276 5831 for more information.