About Language Trainers
Founded in 2004, Language Trainers provides individually-tailored language training on a one-on-one
or small group basis to busy people who need language skills for business, family, and travel needs.
Any language, anytime, anywhere (and online)
We offer personalized courses to clients throughout the United States of America and the world.
Every year, we provide MORE THAN 2,000 COURSES in 80+ LANGUAGES to OVER 5,000 STUDENTS in 250+ CITIES and MORE THAN 15 COUNTRIES
Whether our customers are based in the USA or abroad, our specialist team can connect them with local and professional tutors of any language.
At Language Trainers, we prioritize the client’s convenience. Our teachers will come to the office, to
homes, or a mutually agreed public place, and lessons can take place at any time of day. Teaching
subject-matter and exercises are designed according to the learning goals and ability of each
student, whether they want to learn a language to fluency or focus on a specific area, such as
business, family, travel, passing an exam, or healthcare.
The client journey
Our mission is to ensure anyone who wants to learn a language is able to do so, wherever they are, whenever they have time available.
We are the preferred supplier of many international organizations, includingSee our full worldwide client list
And finally, we are a trustworthy language course provider! We are an ISO 9001:2015 registered company, rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau, and certified by the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP).
What does this mean for you? No matter where you are in the world, we promise to meet regulatory requirements, to continually improve, and to deliver the very best customer service to every single one of our clients.
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Language Trainers has a worldwide network of qualified and experienced native-speaking language teachers, from London to Lima. Our head office deals with administration, course development, academic support, and matching teachers with learners.
All of our experienced trainers are native speakers (or have a native-speaker level of the language taught) with appropriate teaching qualifications. They are locally based to reduce your expenses and travel time.
The directors of Language Trainers have worked at all levels in the language industry, from thousands of hours teaching to running schools. They are also dedicated language enthusiasts, speaking many languages between them.
Language Trainers Corporation of 21 O'Connors Lane, Old Tappan, NJ 07675 is incorporated in New Jersey and is a member of the Association for Language Learning and is ISO9001:2015 and BBB A+ accredited. Language Trainers was established in 2004.
Alexis Sheldon, MA, Cert. TEFL
A Cambridge University graduate (BA Hons Social & Political Science), Alexis speaks English, fluent Russian and Portuguese, good French, Italian, and Spanish, and elementary Mandarin Chinese and Hebrew. A qualified TEFL teacher, Alexis also holds an MA in Tourism Management from Brighton University.
Alexis has over 20 years teaching experience in schools from Israel to Ukraine and was previously responsible for the corporate training division of a leading UK language school. His other projects include Translation Central, a translation services agency and Fast Lane SEO, a multilingual SEO agency.
Jon Pokroy, BA, Dip. TEFL
A Cambridge University graduate (BA Hons Philosophy), Jon is also an experienced English teacher, having worked in Spain, Germany and London for over 16 years. Jon speaks English, and fluent German and Spanish. Jon holds a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the world renowned International House training center in London.
Jon has run training for executives in English for Specific Purposes and producing courses for Specific Purposes for corporations, universities and the British Council. Jon has also worked as an examiner for the British Council.
Richard Sheldon, MA, MBA
Richard brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, capital raising and strategy to Language Trainers. He has held management and CFO positions in both private and public companies including ECONnergy Energy Company, Concrete Inc., Weatherford Global Compression Services and ContextWeb. He is currently also the CFO at Complex Media. In addition, Richard was a business development executive at GE Capital and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. Richard started his career at Arthur Andersen in London where he became a Chartered Accountant. Richard holds an MA from Oxford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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Case Studies: <strong>Teachers</strong>
Language Taught: Bulgarian
Years of teaching experience: 30+
Language Trainers: What language do you teach, and why did you choose teaching as your career?
Dimitar: Well I began teaching at Sofia University immediately after I received my MA in Bulgarian studies. My major is literature, and I began focusing on language relatively recently in 2007. In that year, I became a Bulgarian instructor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. I realized then that through language, I could do more for my culture. Being a Fulbrighter myself, I started teaching Bulgarian literature and culture to American Fellows at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria. For two years now, I teach also at the Bulgarian School in New York, HristoBotey. I actually came to New York with a perhaps too ambitious project to launch the first Bulgarian academic unit in the city and the Tristate area. This is to account for my visions and intentions –as I haven’t yet given up on this idea.
Language Trainers: Where did you study, how long have you been teaching, and what age group do you usually teach?
Dimitar: My BA, two MAs (Bulgarian Studies; Cultural Studies) and my PhD (in Literary Theory) I got from Sofia University. I specialize in teaching BA, MA and PhD students but lately I’ve been teaching Bulgarian to children between 5 and 12 year old and also to people between 30 and 70 year old. The approaches are different, but the language is the same, so the challenges are not that unique. Kids learn faster, but men and women value the magic of learning a language more.
Language Trainers: What do you look for in a student?
Dimitar: Curiosity; curiosity towards the “mystical” ability of every language to project a world that is not entirely the same. Bulgarian aspects of the verb, for example, always open a new horizon –it’s like an alternative reality, our system of tenses and moods. Diligence and seriousness unhampered by a sense of humor and lightness in approaching language’s strangeness are also important qualities. The most important moment is the “click,” this readiness to collaborate and interact with the teacher.
Language Trainers: What should students expect in you as a teacher?
Dimitar: I believe that teaching a new language is an integral process that involves not only repetition, learning by heart, exercising, practicing, creating situations for students to identify/perform, etc. but also to get into language’s character, mentality, and worldview –to get to know the people who speak this language.
Language Trainers: What is your favorite aspect of working with Language Trainers?
Dimitar: With Language Trainers, students are monitored and taken care of every step of the way. Not only are they meticulous to the very last detail, but they allow students to be involved in their own learning process every step of the way.
Language Trainers: Do you have a favorite teaching experience?
Dimitar: My favorite teaching experience is the moment when I feel that the student has come to the point of entering the language. This is the moment when I discover that the student has already created intuitions, sense, and sensibility about their new language.
Case Studies: <strong>Clients</strong>
”My German has definitely improved! I am also better able to understand Swiss German as a result. I have been able to use my skills to speak with my wife and her family, as well as in German-speaking areas in Switzerland.”Learning Swiss German to Communicate With Wife’s Family
A Language Learning Story Full of Love
Language Trainers: Good morning, Brett! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Why don’t you tell us a little about you and the language you chose to learn and why?
Brett Foster: I am an educator that grew up in New York, but also lived in South Carolina and Portland, Oregon. I chose to study German because my wife is from the German part of Switzerland and I wanted to be able to speak a language other than English with her. My wife's native language is Swiss-German, which is very different from High German. It is important to me to speak the language my wife thinks in. The path to learning Swiss-German is having a firm base in German.
Language Trainers: Congrats on your decision of learning Swiss German! Your wife must appreciate that a lot. And what attracted you to learn with Language Trainers?
Brett Foster: I chose Language Trainers because it was possible to buy a large package of classes at an affordable price, so it was a good deal. It was also great that Language Trainers listened to what I was hoping for from a tutor and paired me with someone who was able to meet my needs. My tutor, Erik, is great and we even became friends outside of German tutoring.
Language Trainers: What an amazing experience! And what is your favorite thing about studying with Language Trainers?
Brett Foster: My favorite thing about Language Trainers is their willingness to change things around when I need them. I took some hours from my German course and used them to learn Italian, as I now live in an Italian-speaking region.
Language Trainers: It’s great to know that staff was flexible and could accommodate your needs so well. What was the most helpful aspect of your course?
Brett Foster: The most helpful aspect of my course, hands down, is my tutor. Erik is awesome and always rolls with the punches. He develops great plans, but is great at going off the rails when I have questions.
Language Trainers: What has been your most rewarding outcome from this experience?
Brett Foster: The ability to speak a language other than English. Americans are usually pretty bad at speaking something other than English and I am glad to be able to diversify my skills.
Language Trainers: Speaking foreign languages can certainly open many doors in life. And do you believe your language ability has improved? Have you had an opportunity to use your new skills in the real world?
Brett Foster: My German has definitely improved! I am also better able to understand Swiss German as a result. I have been able to use my skills to speak with my wife and her family, as well as in German-speaking areas in Switzerland.
Language Trainers: That’s such an inspiring experience! Why do you think other students should enroll in a language course with Language Trainers?
Brett Foster: Students should enroll in a language course with Language Trainers if they have even just a little interest in learning another language. It has been rewarding!
Language Trainers: Thank you, Brett! Before we finish, could you share with us your favorite word, phrase, or expression in your new language?
Brett Foster: I think this changes as I learn because I am still learning. Currently, my favorite word is " quatsch ". There is not a perfect translation, but it is something to the effect of "get outta here."
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