Ellen is a grammar freak, a former freelance writer, and a founder and principal of Syntaxis, a communication skills training firm based in New York City. She has a B.A. in German from Harvard and an M.A. in comparative literature from UCLA. Ellen lives with her husband, Brandt Johnson, in a wildly polylingual apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and can often be found walking or running around the city listening to language lessons.
November 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 9 mins
english, grammar, women in language
A woman buys a table on the internet and sets it up in the middle of New York City. Her mission? Spread the love of language!
May 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
ellen jovin, interview, self-study
Ellen Jovin, author of Words and Worlds of New York, talks about languages, book addictions, and how you learn best when you do what you love