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Fern Hanover

New York, New York, United States

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, French, Spanish; learning Hebrew (modern), Italian
  • 57, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Speech-Language Therapist
  • M.S., M.Ed., M.A., B.A. (all from Co...
  • From Manhattan, New York City
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

I like meeting people from around the world to share our thoughts and perspectives. I also love language, and meeting people from all over gives me the opportunity to compare our languages.

ABOUT ME

I love to sing - I was classically trained (soprano). I especially like the old Broadway & Hollywood musicals. I know a lot of old movie trivia! As you might guess, watching movies is my hobby. I also like to mimic various accents (even some animal sounds). I speak French and Spanish, and a little Italian. I've also studied a little Hebrew. For work, I give private speech lessons in accent modification and voice therapy/technique. I also enjoy going to the gym frequently - I do step aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba.

PHILOSOPHY

To strive for growth in any aspect of life: personal, intellectual, humanitarian, social, spiritual... And, of course, to have fun!!! I love to joke around - I make a lot of puns (double entendres) - and laugh a lot!

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I'm new to Couch Surfing, so I'll see how I can participate. For now, I'd like to show visitors around New York City.

Interests

Singing, movies, theatre, dancing, language/speech, exercise.

Music, Movies & Books

There are so many movies that I've loved to watch. I have been a big fan of the old Hollywood movies since I was a kid: musicals, mysteries (like Hitchcock), comedies, dramas, adventures. I also like some of the older French and Italian cinema. As for books, I like mystery thrillers, such as by Dan Brown and Robin Cook. I liked reading "Gone With the Wind," and found it was different from the movie!

One Amazing Thing I've Done

I've travelled to different places. I guess seeing Petra, Jordan was quite impressive - the colored canyons, and the structures carved from stone. I've seen a lot of historical sites in Israel, such as Jerusalem, Masada, Tiberias. I've been to Europe - I've seen Rome's amazing structures, the beautiful art and scenery in Italy, the excavations from ancient Greece. The Swiss Alps are beautiful. I've lived in Paris (both amazing, but also very difficult!). Probably one of the most amazing things I've done personally was to make "aliyah" to Israel - I became an Israeli citizen.

Teach, Learn, Share

How to modify your accent. How to project your voice.
I'd like to learn more about history, economics, and social studies. I'd also like to learn more about the natural sciences. These are areas which I should really know more about. I have focused on what I like so much that I have not learned enough about other important subjects.

Countries I've Visited

Austria, Barbados, Bermuda, Canada, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, U.S.

Countries I've Lived In

France, Israel, United States

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