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: Spanish
Years of teaching experience: 30
Language Trainers: Welcome, Norman! We’re thrilled to have you with us today. Could you begin by telling us which language you teach and why you chose a career in teaching?
Norman: I teach Spanish, and I chose a career in this field because I’ve liked to teach since I was a child. I remember I used to play teaching to my friends and family when I was a pre-teen. When I grew up and started attending elementary school and then high school, I was chosen to monitor my peers in several subjects. I’ve always liked teaching; for me, it is a passion.
Language Trainers: It’s amazing how teaching was a calling for you from such a young age! And tell us, how did you prepare to make your dream of a career in education come true?
Norman: I studied language teaching at the University of Antioquia in my native country, Colombia. I also got a Postgraduate Diploma in Integrating Technology in the Classroom at the same university. I studied a Certificate in TESL/TEFL in Montreal, Canada as well. I started to teach Spanish before I even finished my university degree. I worked for the Municipality of Medellin for 9 years. At the same time, I was teaching Spanish for Technology at the Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano. I also taught on the weekends at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. In Canada, I have been teaching Spanish in several language schools in Montreal and Toronto for the past 16 years.
Language Trainers: Wow, you clearly know teaching like the back of your hand! And what attracted you to work with us?
Norman: The schedules to teach are very flexible. I can arrange with the students when it is better for them and for me. Thanks to the new online classes, I can teach from the comfort of my own office or home. That is an advantage for the students too, since they can do the same.
Language Trainers: Online teaching has many perks indeed! What is your favorite thing about working with us?
Norman: I can make my own curriculum based on my students’ needs. The good communication with the staff at Language Trainers makes it easy to run the courses smoothly.
Language Trainers: It’s great to hear that our staff has been instrumental in your courses. When they contact you for a new course, is there something in particular you expect from your students?
Norman: First of all, what I look for in a student is their willingness to learn. They need actual motivation and dedication towards learning Spanish if they want to succeed.
Language Trainers: We completely agree on that! And what should students expect from you as their teacher?
Norman: I have almost 30 years of experience teaching Spanish. I studied teaching at university and, as I mentioned before, for me teaching is a passion. I may not be the perfect teacher but I always seek to make the teaching experience both enriching and enjoyable for my students, focusing also on the cultural aspects of the countries where Spanish is spoken.
Language Trainers: Those classes sound like fun! So far, which has been your most memorable teaching experience with us?
Norman: The most memorable experience was teaching a student who was a beginner at first. The course went all the way until she reached an advanced level. She told me that one day on the bus, she started to talk to a Latino person in Spanish. They chatted for a while. At the end of the conversation, the other person told her that she had a Colombian accent in Spanish. She replied: “my teacher is Colombian.”
Language Trainers: Amazing! That must be so rewarding for you as a teacher. And why do you think students should enroll in a language course with us?
Students have a complete learning experience with Language Trainers. They are accompanied all the time not only by their teachers, but also by the staff, who follow up on every student during the whole process. They are guided from the beginning of the course with ongoing assessments, feedback, and reviews that help them learn the new language in the best way.
Norman: Thank you for your words and your time, Norman! Before you go, could you tell us your favorite expressions that you ask your students to learn?
Language Trainers: There are certain expressions that students love, like “¡Qué locura!” and “¡Qué horror!” In general, Spanish learners like the fact that you can pronounce the way you write. They also love that Latin Americans are generally very joyful and open, as well as loud when they speak. I personally try to teach not only the language, but also all the cultural aspects. For example, food is a topic that is always well-received, and I suggest students go to Latin American restaurants to try the savory food.
Case Studies: <strong>Clients</strong>
”Language Trainers has world-class teachers who are committed to helping you meet your goals, and who can work within any schedule – including early mornings and late evenings”Spanish & Portuguese Classes for a Professional
Eric’s Experience With Language Trainers
Language Trainers: Hello Eric! Thank you for being here with us today. We’re excited to hear about your experience learning with us! Why don’t you start by telling us a little about the language you chose to learn and why?
Eric Jones: I chose Spanish for 2 reasons: I enjoy learning languages, and I frequently encounter Spanish speakers in my career.
Language Trainers: So, you saw that learning Spanish could help you advance in your career, right? And what attracted you to learn with Language Trainers?
Eric Jones: Absolutely! For me, there are two things that really set Language Trainers apart. First, their online format means your language options are not limited by your geographic location. You have access to excellent teachers all around the world. Second, unlike with “freelance” teachers on the web, with Language Trainers you don’t have to worry about the quality of your lessons or the reliability of the teacher. Language Trainers holds their teachers to a very high standard and frequently checks in with you to ensure those standards are being met.
Language Trainers: It’s great to hear that you have had such a good experience with us! On this note, tell us, what is your favorite thing about studying with Language Trainers?
Eric Jones: I really enjoy having the opportunity to explore a new culture (e.g., discussing the origin of an idiom or comparing the different connotations of similar phrases) within the frame of learning a language.
Language Trainers: That is indeed an amazing experience. So far, which has been the most helpful aspect of your course?
Eric Jones: Beyond the amazing teaching, the most helpful aspect has been the ability to find teachers who could work within my schedule – including early mornings and late evenings.
Language Trainers: Flexibility is key when it comes to learning a language, especially if you’re a busy businessperson! What has been your most rewarding outcome from this experience?
Eric Jones: I am taking Spanish with a colleague, and it has been rewarding to watch her progress and gain confidence.
Language Trainers: Do you believe your language ability has improved?
Eric Jones: Absolutely.
Language Trainers: Have you had an opportunity to use your new skills in the real world?
Eric Jones: Yes! I am also learning Portuguese because I have several friends from Brazil. While we still primarily communicate in English, I’ve been able to move beyond basic greetings and simple phrases to having simple conversations in Portuguese.
Language Trainers: Oh, that is so rewarding! Finally, what would you say to those people who may be considering taking a course with Language Trainers, but don’t take the final step?
Eric Jones: Language Trainers has excellent teachers who are committed to helping you meet your goals, and are patient enough to help you get there.
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