I started Linguaholic back in 2013 because language had always fascinated me.
It all started when I began my Translation Studies (German, French, English) in Winterthur, Switzerland.
A bit later, when I went on a holiday in Asia and ultimately ended up in China (by coincidence or let’s call it destiny), I was highly fascinated by the Chinese language and Chinese characters in specific.
This obsession with Chinese characters and the impossibility to communicate with the people in China finally led me to start yet another degree and to eventually major in Sinology (Minor: Linguistics) at the University of Zurich.
For me, the love of language and linguistics is an eternal love.
And that’s why I ultimately called Linguaholic into being: A platform where Linguaholics could talk to each other, philosophize about language and bring their linguistic questions to the table.
Linguaholic as of today consists of a language forum and a blog.
On the Linguaholic blog, my team and I write about topics in the field of language learning, with a focus on English, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Linguaholic is a matter close to my heart. No more, no less.
Thank you all very much for being part of this movement!
Marcel is the founder of Linguaholic. He developed a passion for languages in his early childhood and never lost this fascination every since. He studied Linguistics, Sinology and Computational Linguistics at the University of Zurich and worked a couple of years in Beijing, China, as a journalist before he finally found his true destiny in entrepreneurship.
Jessica studied International Affairs with a concentration in foreign language. She is a TEFL certified English teacher who currently teaches English as a second language. She has lived in Japan for years, and gained an appreciation for ramen and good sushi. Experienced in HR and resume revision, she also enjoys reading manga and playing games during her free time.
Clara studies Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics at the University of San Carlos, where she also finished her undergraduate degree in Psychology. Her passion for languages started early. She loved answering crossword puzzles, writing editorials, and even started talking before her first birthday. Also, she has taught thousands of non-native English speakers how to become more competent bilinguals and helped hundreds of thousands of people mastering the English language with her work on Linguaholic.
I’ve lived in Japan on-and-off for the last five years, travelling to (almost) every corner of the Land of the Rising sun. I’ve deepened my love of the language with big hauls from Sapporo book stores, by chatting in Shinjuku coffee shops, drinking in Osaka “snack bars,” exploring distant Okinawan islands, and hitching rides with monks in Aomori. Japanese is a wide and deep language, and I’m always eager to dive in deeper.