Jason Simpson

World Language Educator & Author

Teaching

Learn more about my background and my teaching philosophy.

Fīlum Fātī Series
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Explore the Fīlum Fātī series of Latin novellas.

Music

Find my music on Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music.

Turning the tables on speaking assessments

We have a great setup for speaking assessments at Webb. It’s by far one of my favorite parts of the job. Walk down the halls of the Big Room, and you’ll see cozy café tables and chairs backed by scenes of Parisian cafés. This is where teachers and students sit down for one-on-one speaking assessments […]

Ten Things I Learned About Language Acquisition in China

China was an incredible experience. It was my first trip to Asia and our kids’ first trip abroad. Our host families were extraordinarily warm and generous, and I was excited to see Chinese culture first hand. But as a self-proclaimed professional language-learner, I have to admit that the biggest thrill was the chance to use […]

我学习中文: Why I’m Appreciating CI More Than Ever

I always wanted to learn Chinese. It’s such an interesting language, and the characters are so beautiful. When I was a teenager, I’d go to the new Chinese restaurant in town and ask the owner to teach me Chinese words and characters. He always obliged. I picked up all sorts of books. I studied and […]