About Sara Maria

I’m an American linguist (language specialist).

Despite growing up monolingual and struggling with high school foreign language classes, I can now speak Spanish, French, Mandarin, Korean, American Sign Language, Nicaraguan Sign Language, and Indonesian, and am currently studying Thai, Cantonese, and Malay.

For videos of me speaking these languages, check out my language-learning Instagram.

I am particularly interested in topics related to language acquisition, Asian languages, Asian culture, and the future of globalization.

While I frequently work on the road as a #digitalnomad, my home base is currently Beijing, China.

I’m also the founder and Managing Director of Meridian Linguistics, an Asian language data services company.

I also speak frequently at conferences and corporate events. My talks include topics such as: efficient language learning, extreme language learning, cross-cultural communication in the workplace, how to lead a team of remote employees, how to work with global freelancers, and the future of globalization. For more information, please see my Media page.

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