Paul has studied languages for over forty years and has taught for over thirty. A graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont (USA) in Russian and classical languages in 1982, Paul worked accompanying American tour groups to the then Soviet Union and China from 1983-1988. In 1988 Paul received a master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language from Hunter College, City University of New York. Since then, Paul has continued to study and teach languages in various types of classrooms and to various segments of the public. In 1993 Paul received a Fulbright award to teach English at the Linguistic University in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Since 2004, Paul has taught languages at Bard High School Early College in New York City. Paul earned a master’s in Spanish language and culture from the University of Salamanca, Spain, in 2008. Paul presented at LangFest in 2017.