Daniel Miles was born in Mississippi and grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and then went on to do his Master of Divinity and PhD in Theology from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. While studying in Greece, Daniel developed a great interest in studying and teaching foreign languages. Since that time, he has acquired 4 language certifications, has become proficient in Modern Greek, Spanish and has developed reading proficiency in Koine (New Testament) Greek.
Daniel believes that language is the key to other cultures and has enjoyed learning about both language and culture while experiencing everyday life in other countries. He lived in Thessaloniki, Greece for nearly 6 years and now lives in Southern Mexico, near Acapulco, with his wife, Lety. He believes that culture and communication cannot be separated from each other and that a key part of learning a language must involve learning about the culture of the people as well. He believes that students who have an appreciation for the culture of the language will become more excited about the process and will thus be more successful in learning a new language.
Through his education and experiences, Daniel has developed a sense of wonder for how God works in the world, connecting us to one another. He hopes that students will also develop that same sense of wonder through their study of other languages and cultures.