Meet the Rocket Languages Team


Language Hosts

Amira Zaki

Amira Zaki

Host of Rocket Arabic

This modern day Queen of the Nile is your effervescent guide into the ancient ruins of Egypt. You’ll meet Amira Zaki in her element, as a teacher, as she presents to you with a charm of a Pharaoh, the rich, intricate rudiments of her native tongue. Educator by day, explorer by night, be prepared for a lexis journey as Amira takes you through temples and tombs as a world of Arabic language unfolds before your eyes.


Lin Ping

Lin Ping

Host of Rocket Chinese

The gem of the Rocket Languages orient is Lin Ping. Behind her exotic exterior lies a gritty, practical approach to one of the most spoken - and most challenging - languages in use today. She is ready to delight anyone with the finer points of Mandarin - characters and all.


Marie-Claire Rivière

Marie-Claire Rivière

Host of Rocket French

The chic and sophisticated face of Rocket French, Marie-Claire is a native Parisian, born and bred, and loves her city and country with a passion. She has traveled a lot in her career as a language teacher (she also moonlights as a fashion designer), but is always glad to get back home. For her, it is a real privilege to share her culture and her language with like-minded people.


Paul Weber

Paul Weber

Host of Rocket German

Paul is the exuberant face and biceps of Rocket German. He grew up in Lederhosen, like his father before him, but in fact he’s spent most of his life trying to get out of Lederhosen, which is another story. Paul wants you to enjoy learning German, so he's always thinking of new ways to help you remember words and how to pronounce them.


Nikita Sharma

Nikita Sharma

Host of Rocket Hindi

Nikita is the face of Rocket Hindi, and the brains behind this popular course. Born and raised in India, Nikita is extremely passionate about her native language and takes great pleasure in teaching others to speak Hindi. A fan of Bollywood movies, Nikita hopes to spread an appreciation for the Hindi language, and provide learners with insights into the delights of Indian Culture.


Nikita Sharma

Becky Miller

Host of Rocket Inglés

Becky is an IT manager from LA who just loves sharing knowledge with those that want to learn. That's why she enjoys bringing English to her Spanish speaking students. With her Hispanic heritage, and because she grew up in a bilingual environment, Becky is perfectly placed to be a great Rocket Languages host.


Maria DiLorenzi

Maria DiLorenzi

Host of Rocket Italian

Maria DiLorenzi is the passion that burns deep in the belly of Rocket Italian. A native Italian speaker from Rome, she has taught the language for the past ten years, to all kinds of people of different ages and nationalities. She is renowned for her unflappable patience and resolve in her teaching, and a genuine concern for every student who crosses her path.


Sayaka Matsuura

Sayaka Matsuura

Host of Rocket Japanese

Sayaka is the eternal light of Rocket Japanese. She is a native Japanese speaker from Osaka which is the second biggest city in Japan. She's got a real passion for her language and culture, and with a smile that even looks good on radio, her Rocket Japanese listeners just can't go wrong.


Sujung Lee

Sujung Lee

Host of Rocket Korean

Sujung Lee is our very own Karaoke-loving Korean gal. It is the love of her native tongue that provides the enthusiasm with which she guides learners through the delights of Korea with her friend Taewoo; stopping off at all the sights along the way. Hailing from Seoul, Sujung is also a fan of soccer and has been known to enjoy the odd Soju or two!


Sujung Lee

Tereza Pereira

Host of Rocket Portuguese

Tereza Pereira is the skillful host, and co-creator of Rocket Portuguese. She's a native Portuguese speaker, from Brasilia, which is the capital of Brazil, so she knows just what it takes to learn a new language because she's done it herself. Passionate about her native language and culture, Tereza is enthusiastic about helping all the Rocket Portuguese learners. She really wants to make Portuguese language learning rewarding and fun!


Mauricio Evlampieff

Mauricio Evlampieff

Host of Rocket Spanish

Originally from Chile, Mauricio is a native Spanish speaker who is in love with his country’s culture, language, and heritage. Author of the popular Rocket Spanish course, he is known for his enthusiasm and insight into the language of his homeland, and takes great pride in sharing this love of the Spanish language and culture with students the world over.


Jake LaBerge

Jake LaBerge

Host of Rocket Sign Language

Profoundly deaf himself, Jake is not only fluent in American Sign Language, but also in New Zealand Sign Language as well. An accomplished instructor, he currently works with young deaf people - and, in his leisure time, he's learning to play rugby.


Staff

Jason Oxenham

Jason Oxenham

Director

A founding member of the company, Jason is the Director of Rocket Languages, and brings to the company a wealth of knowledge and experience in ecommerce & multimedia learning environments.


Hesham Jones

Hesham Jones

Programmer

A recent graduate in Computer Science, Hesham is the youngest in the team. He spent his youth living in several different countries, piquing his interest in different cultures and ethnic groups. When he's not working to improve the Rocket Languages website, he's involved in some sort of sporting activity or playing with his various electronic gadgets.


Phil Constable

Phil Constable

Brand & Marketing Communications

Phil is a literature graduate with post-grad training in communications and information design. As the Communications guy at Rocket Languages he’s responsible for setting the tone for the way we present ourselves to the world. A voracious reader, when he’s not finding new, exciting ways to describe our language learning products, he’s renovating his house or writing literary reviews for an international online journal.


Margaret Gardner

Margaret Gardner

Customer Services & Sound Engineering

Margaret is the Rocket Languages Customer Services Manager, and also provides Sound Engineering support. She openly admits that the best part of her job is interacting with current and prospective customers of Rocket Languages.


Matt Grueber

Matt Grueber

Design

Matt, a web designer for Rocket Languages, has an honors degree in design. When he’s not creating eye catching, attractive designs for Rocket Languages, he can be found keeping up to date with the latest tv series or modding computer games.


Eduardo Serra

Eduardo Serra

Web Development

A native of Brazil, Ed is a web developer whose goal is to make your Rocket Languages visit faster, safer, and easier. As a Portuguese speaker in an English speaking land Ed really understands what it's like to be a language learner. In his free time he can usually be found playing games of one kind or another, from sports to video-games.