Jacob LaVoie



Jacob received his BA in German with a minor in French and Arabic. In addition to being a self-taught linguist, he is a current member of the International Association of Hyperpolyglots (HYPIA), speaks 10 languages and is certified in 5 languages.


Jacob has taught languages for the past 6 years and uses his experiences learning 8 languages in his teaching. He has taught every type of student, led foreign language pedagogical professional developments and has developed his own materials using conceptual and orientational metaphors in his classes.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Traveling off the beaten path: got stuck in the desert twice
  • Collecting books
  • Avid runner