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Fluent in five: A lifelong love of languages

NATALIE SCOTT (Class of 2011) - Learning one language is tough enough, but Natalie wasn't satisfied until she had mastered a whole quintet.
24 Feb 2022
Written by Paris Faint
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Natalie Scott is a multi-linguist, Nia instructor and certified Feng Shui Master.
Natalie Scott is a multi-linguist, Nia instructor and certified Feng Shui Master.

During her time at All Saints, Natalie was one of the few students in the School’s history to study all three language classes on offer (French, Japanese and Chinese) until Year 12.

Natalie then commenced a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Chinese Language and International Relations at university, while concurrently completing her Diploma of Languages in French.

Her studies also included Spanish, Japanese and basic Auslan.

You could hardly imagine a better guest speaker for All Saints’ recent Languages Day (more on page 10).

“Learning languages has been one of the most amazing skills I have carried through my entire life,” says Natalie. “Australia is so multicultural, and you meet people every day who are from countries like France, Spain, Japan and China. Being able to converse with people in their own language shapes the way you think and how you view the world.”

Natalie’s multilinguist abilities have led to many exciting career opportunities.

She currently works as a Nia instructor and is a certified Feng Shui Master, running her own business in the latter field. 

“In Feng Shui, each area of your physical space represents a different area of your life, such as career relationships, finances, family and so on,” says Natalie. 

“By enhancing your spaces on a physical level, you can bring about tangible benefits. Even just the art of decluttering automatically makes room for new opportunities.”

Both career paths were inspired by her love for other cultures.

Natalie believes everyone should try learning at least one language, especially if they have access to an exceptional program like the one at All Saints.

“Language skills are something that is highly regarded by a lot of employers,” says Natalie. “When you have five languages listed on your resume, people tend to take notice. A lot of job opportunities have definitely come from that.”

“The languages staff at All Saints go above and beyond to help their students excel,” she adds. “I would not be in the position I am without their support.”

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