Sara Maria Hasbun is an American linguist and entrepreneur currently based in Seoul, South Korea. She is the founder and managing director of Meridian Linguistics Ltd., a language services company offering translation, interpretation, and other language solutions.
Sara Maria blogs about language acquisition and language in business. Despite struggling through high school Spanish, she is now a Spanish-English simultaneous interpreter, and has also studied American Sign Language, Nicaraguan Sign Language (they are different — blog post on this to come), French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, and Korean, and earned a degree in Linguistics from Columbia University. In the process of learning these languages, she has relied on a range of methods and strategies, and hopes that this blog can serve as a guide for others looking to overcome their own language challenges.