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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Teacher Case Studies
Language Taught: English
Years of teaching experience: 40
Language Trainers: What language do you teach, and why did you choose teaching as your career?
Michele: I became a teacher for two reasons. First, I have always loved studying foreign languages and cultures; and secondly, I enjoy the relationships that develop between my students and myself.
Language Trainers: Where did you study, and how long have you been teaching, and what age group do you usually teach?
Michele: I have a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in French and Spanish, and a MA from NYU in French Literature. In addition, I’ve lived in both France and Spain. Since the age of 22, I have been teaching almost continuously. I have taught all levels –secondary, college, and language institutes that cater to adults.
Language Trainers: What do you look for in a student?
Michele: The best language student is both curious and analytical. Most important, he/she is willing to speak and make mistakes in the process! That’s the only way to improve.
Language Trainers: What should students expect in you as a teacher?
Michele: As a teacher, I have never adhered to only one pedagogical method. I find what works best for each individual.
Language Trainers: Describe your favorite aspect of working as a language teacher:
Michele: It’s always fascinating to hear how my foreign-born students react to life in the United States. I’m able to view American culture through their eyes.
Client Case Studies
”My favorite thing about working with Language Trainers is that you were patient with me. When one teacher did not work out, you searched for another until I found the one who I work with now, Vumilia”Learning Kiswahili for Humanitarian Reasons
Language Trainers: Hello Rebecca! Thank you very much for agreeing to this interview. Could you begin by telling us what took you to learn such an exotic language as Kiswahili and why you chose Language Trainers for that?
Rebecca: I have chosen to take lessons from Language Trainers as you are the only provider I could find with continuous training in Kiswahili. I have been working towards learning Kiswahili on and off since late 2017. I originally chose to learn Kiswahili when I was visiting Tanzania for the first time as a volunteer in December 2017 for a month. I have since become very involved in the women’s/children’s shelter that I volunteered at. I have returned two more times, volunteering for a month at a time and raising money for this shelter, Pippi House. I now have a non-profit and need to speak to many people in Kiswhahili when I go.
Language Trainers: That’s an amazing story and a very heartwarming reason to learn a language. And in your experience so far, what has been your favorite part of studying with Language Trainers?
Rebecca: My favorite thing about working with Language Trainers is that you were patient with me. When one teacher did not work out, you searched for another until I found the one who I work with now, Vumilia. She is a highly professional and wonderfully trained teacher. I couldn’t ask for more from an online situation. She is entirely flexible regarding my needs, but demands that I really learn what she is teaching me. She is rigorously thorough which I completely appreciate. Vumilia is always ready for a challenge and if I had the time to put into learning, I know I would be speaking on a higher level. The most helpful part of the course for me is combining listening/speaking skills with writing and grammar. I would highly recommend other students seeking to study Kiswhahili to ask for Vumilia as she is a true teacher, including her endearing attitude.
Language Trainers: Vumilia certainly seems to be a very capable teacher. Out of all the things you have learned with her, which is your favorite word or phrase?
Rebecca: One of my favorite phrases in Kiswhahili is “Moja kwa moja", which menas "one by one" (like step by step)
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