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: 35+
Language Trainers: What language do you teach and why did you choose teaching as your career?
Catherine: I teach Spanish and English for Language Trainers. My childhood in Belgium, love of traveling, and desire to communicate instilled in me the value of language learning.
Language Trainers: You know many languages. Where did you study?
Catherine: I studied language at the University of Houston. But growing up in Belgium, you don’t study language; it’s more a way of life. So I’ve been learning and speaking different languages my entire life. By the time I moved to the states, I felt like I couldn't live here without learning Spanish. So I began studying and traveling. By traveling, I learned how language barriers can be a huge impediment and just how much languages should be valued.
Language Trainers: What do you look for in a student?
Catherine: I certainly expect that my students are very involved in their own learning process. That’s number one. I want students to concentrate on doing every day activities in their target language. Through this, I believe teachers can help students gain fluency, without immersion. Some people think, “I only have three weeks to learn a foreign language. I can’t go to (whichever desired country).” But, yes you can! All you need is the knowledge and desire to succeed.
Language Trainers: What should students expect in you as a teacher?
Catherine: I remember once I was at the airport in Tokyo and there were students waiting in line to get their passports checked, just to practice their English. I like to work especially with students in their areas of interest. Like these Japanese students, I prefer that my students do something they would already normally need to do and in their target language. If they like cooking, I advise students to look up recipes in their target language. If they listen to music while exercising, I recommend they search for songs in their target language.
Language Trainers: What is one of your favorite experiences from your time with Language Trainers?
Catherine: I’ve recently been working with a couple in Houston. It was difficult at first because they were each at very different skill levels: the husband knew a lot but spoke little, and the wife knew barely any Spanish. So we set up a system where the husband would start classes first, and then the wife would join in later. All of a sudden, there was this jump. I used exercises in business language with the husband to show how to express himself in the workplace –now the confidence is there, and he speaks with ease and fluency. The wife was more timid, and thought she wouldn't be able to learn, saying she was too old to start from scratch. Now she sits in on meetings, understand the majority of conversations, and contributes to them with ease. Her goal for this year is fluency. It’s been amazing to watch the transformation through their lessons. And it’s the flexibility and diligence Language Trainers provides that allows them to succeed at great lengths.
Client Case Studies
”My favorite thing was that my teacher and the staff customized the curriculum to suit my needs.”Learning Telugu as a Family Matter
Language Trainers: Hello, Shan! Thank you for agreeing 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?
Shan Reddy: My family, including my parents and wife, are Telugu. Since I was brought up in the USA, I have lost touch with how to speak the language. Thus, I'm motivated to learn Telugu since it is part of my culture.
Language Trainers: That’s so interesting! And what attracted you to learn with Language Trainers?
Shan Reddy: Their good reviews, and their very well-organized website and staff.
Language Trainers: It’s great to know that our website and staff were so helpful! Throughout your experience with us, what has been your favorite thing about studying with Language Trainers?
Shan Reddy: My favorite thing was that my teacher and the staff customized the curriculum to suit my needs.
Language Trainers: We do our best to adapt our classes to our students’ needs. It’s great to know that that worked out so well for you. What was the most helpful aspect of your course?
Shan Reddy: It was really useful to be able to do one-on-one training through video chat.
Language Trainers: And what has been your most rewarding outcome from this experience?
Shan Reddy: Becoming more fluent and comfortable in speaking Telugu.
Language Trainers: So, do you believe your language ability has improved to the level you wanted? Have you had an opportunity to use your new skills in the real world?
Shan Reddy: Yes, it has improved. I have been using my skills speaking to my son who is one year old. I'm hopeful that he will be able to pick up the language since I have improved in speaking it.
Language Trainers: That’s so heartwarming! I hope he makes as good progress in Telugu as you did. Why do you think other students should enroll in a language course with Language Trainers?
Shan Reddy: It's a practical opportunity to learn the language of their interest, especially for people like myself who have a regular daytime job.
Language Trainers: Thanks a lot for your time, Shan! Before we finish, would you tell me what is your favorite word, phrase, or expression in Telugu?
Shan Reddy: Santosham. It means happiness.
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