Hi, I'm Summer,
the founder of Speaky Peaky!
I didn't speak a word of English at 21.
I didn’t speak a word of English at 21, however, I believed that being fluent in English would open a number of doors for me to become a global citizen and to broaden my horizon. I didn’t know exactly where English would take me, but with a bit of hope, I continued learning English, day and night. After four years of effort, I began to reap the benefits of being able to use English to pave the way in opening doors of opportunities at an international level
As I became confident with English, I began to travel and work for international organizations and I have encountered a lot of people struggling with English. Such obstacles hampered them from achieving their professional goals and dreams. I wanted to help those people to speak fluent English to achieve their dreams. One day while I was working in Uganda, I decided to share my experience and tips with people who are having a hard time learning English, so I created a YouTube channel, Start English Now.
After I started speaking English fluently, I obtained a master's degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University, one of Ivy League universities in the USA. It was an amazing time with friends and unexpected opportunities in NY. I became a certified international trainer on global cultures and communications and leadership at PaulnMark. I also worked as an international affairs coordinator to build an international energy graduate school (KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School) in South Korea, worked for two international NGOs; Liberty in North Korea and Educate!. I also interpreted for numerous media platforms and events, including The New Yorker, Al Jazeera, VOA, and many more! Those invaluable experiences have taught me so much about the world and helped me grow tremendously.
Recently, I had the honor to speak at Sebasi Talk, an equivalent to TED Talk in South Korea about how to teach yourself English using YouTube videos.
I can’t even list all the opportunities that have been laid out ahead of me thanks to my English language skills. Now, I want to help you open many doors with our expertise in helping YOU speak fluent English!
So far, I have had over 8 million views on my channel with 286K subscribers.
I’m also the author of the English conversation book, New Yorker Summer’s Real Life English.