The award-winning Language Together® approach was developed with teachers and curriculum experts, and features a unique Spot Color Immersion Method® that makes languages fun and easy for kids. Based on extensive linguistic and classroom research, our stories build vocabulary and pre-reading skills for children ages 4 to 8.
Who We Are
Germaine Choe, Founder and Series Creator
In 2012, Germaine started Chinese Together, an after school Chinese program for children ages 3 to 8. The pedagogical findings from this language lab resulted in the award-winning method featured in our books today. Germaine began her publishing career in 1997 at Living Language, the foreign language division of Penguin Random House. She was Director of Marketing for Lightbulb Press, publisher of the Wall Street Journal financial guides. She also managed international distribution for Harvard Business Publishing (publisher of the Harvard Business Review). Germaine has a BA in History, Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia University.
She grew up and attended school in Hong Kong and Canada, where she studied Cantonese, Mandarin and French, and experienced first-hand the challenges of learning new languages. Germaine now lives in Boston with her husband and two children, working on her mission to make languages fun and achievable for kids.
"I enjoy making a child’s early language experiences rewarding. It's a magical moment—when they finish their first little book and achieve something that might have felt impossible."
Nancy Meyers, Illustrator
Nancy Meyers is the recipient of the 2018 and 2019 American Library Association Geisel Honor, awarded each year for the five “most distinguished books published in the US each year for beginning readers.” Nancy's illustrations of lovable kids and animals have appeared in publications for Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cambridge University Press, MIT, The Nielsen Company, and The Minnesota Historical Society. Nancy’s unique creations can be found and enjoyed at www.nancymeyersdesign.com.
Nathan Lutz, Series Editor & French Editor
Nathan Lutz has been teaching French for 20 years and holds an M.A. in French and an M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning. He is the Primary School French Teacher and Global Learning Coordinator at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. Nathan is the President of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Vice President of Programs for Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey, and Chair of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL). He frequently presents teaching workshops at national conferences and serves as a consultant and curriculum writer for renowned early language programs including Early Advantage (Muzzy), Little Pim and Global Language Project.
Carolina Gómez, Spanish Editor
Carolina Gómez has taught Spanish for over 20 years to preschool and elementary kids in the US and Colombia (her native country). Carolina is the founder of Fun for Spanish Teachers, a popular online resource that provides materials, tips and workshops for thousands of teachers around the world. Carolina is also the founder of 1-2-3 Spanish Together, an early language music and movement program. Carolina has a B.A in Modern Language from La Universidad del Valle in Colombia and a Masters in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.
Fei Rathbone-Han, Chinese Editor
Fei Rathbone-Han has 13 years of experience in the field of Chinese education. A native of Taiwan, Fei teaches at Lexington Chinese School (LCS), the largest Chinese weekend school in New England, and served as their Academic Affairs Director for five years. She was also a teacher for the Chinese Cultural Connection, as well as the New England Chinese Youth Summer Camp (organized by the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association). She graduated with honors from University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Jennifer Brunk, Curriculum and Teacher's Guide
Jennifer Brunk has been teaching Spanish and ESL for over 25 years. Jennifer is the founder of Spanish Playground, an online resource focused on communicative teaching that provides materials and support to over a million users a year. She has done curriculum consulting for educational companies, and works with literacy initiatives in Nicaragua and Mexico. Jennifer holds an M.A. in Spanish, teaching certifications in Spanish and English and has presented numerous times at the International TESOL Convention and regional conferences.