The world will be a better place if we can appreciate other people and their cultures. Learning a new language helps doing just that. That’s why we promote language learning.

Yago consists of a language course directory and this blog. We try to update this blog 2-3 times a week with posts that hopefully inspire your language learning and give you valuable tips to move your learning forward.

We love to hear your thoughts, tips and tricks so do leave a comment if you can!


Guus Goorts has traveled widely and has lived and worked / volunteered in The Netherlands, Ghana, Belgium and Singapore. In descending order of fluency, he speaks Dutch, English, Mandarin, German and some rudiments of Spanish, French and Italian. Guus lives in Singapore with his wife and two young children. He settled in Singapore in early 2006 from his native country The Netherlands. After working in a job for corporate training, he founded Yago Languages in 2008.

Hazel FajardoHazel Fajardo is based in the Philippines. She studies chemical engineering and has a broad interest in life around her. She has been teaching English as a Second Language and loves photography and diving.

Mark StephensMark Stephens is originally from the UK. He has lived in Australia for many years, and is now based in Thailand. With previous experience in teaching English and in business to business sales, he is now a professional writer working on his first book.

Dolly Estrada grew up in the USA as an American of Mexican origin and learned Spanish at a later age. She has achieved fluency in Spanish, and is now living in Mexico, where she puts her language skills to good use. She has a great interest in languages (especially Italian!) and cultures.

Guest authors – being a blog about languages and cultures, we are always on the lookout for new ideas, experiences and perspectives. If you have an idea for a guest post, or any idea at all that you’d like to share, shoot us an email at blog@yagosingapore.com and you can be part of this blog!