Language Trainers Testimonials and Reviews from Clients
Read feedback from our clients. See why they chose Language Trainers, and why they continue to recommend us.
”I am so pleased with my classes and have found my teacher to be wonderful and very helpful with classes set at a great speed.”Spanish course in Jacksonville
”Our instructor was excellent and very knowledgeable in the Russian language and grammar. She was also very pleasant to work with. I appreciated her commitment to me as her student and to the course.”Russian course in Houston
”My teacher has been amazing. She is fluent in both English and Cantonese so she is able to elaborate and translate well. Her lesson plans are well thought out. Highly recommend. ”Cantonese course in San Francisco
”I am really happy with all I learnt and it was useful to refresh everything I knew in order to start again in Germany.”German course in Detroit
”My teacher was able to use my knowledge of German to help with Polish, and it was fun learning about his experience learning Polish as well. He's also knowledgeable enough to answer my semi-technical questions about the language. Thank you for coordinating all of this.”Polish course in St. Louis
”The lessons were great and my teacher's manner of instruction was good with great communication skills.”Swedish course in Tampa
”The lessons have been going on smoothly, and the teacher is great!”Korean course in Boston
”The English course is going well. I'm speaking a lot in English with my teacher and I like the vocabulary book she recommended. We have been practicing vocabulary and building sentences using flash cards.”English course in Minneapolis
”The lessons are challenging but I’m learning. The teacher is a joy to work with and is always happy to answer my questions. The two hours go by very fast despite him making sure I learn as much as possible. I don’t think I’d learn this language in a group setting making my one-to-one classes priceless.”Japanese course in Chicago
”My trainer has been a joy to work with — she is infinitely patient and our sessions are interesting and enormously valuable. ”Russian course in New Orleans
”My teacher is excellent. She knows the material very well and she makes the learning fun and interesting. Her lessons are well planned; she is patient and conscientious. The homework assignments are reasonable and I learn a lot from the feedback. She is a pleasure to be with. ”Spanish course in Tucson
”My son’s entire experience with Language Trainers was excellent! From our first inquiry to follow up, my son's teacher was friendly and knowledgeable and worked with my son at his own pace and geared the classes to his specific interests and needs. Great experience, we would highly recommend Language Trainers.”Icelandic course in Los Angeles
”What I enjoy most about the classes is that they are a lot more conversational rather than a textbook approach. Looking forward to future classes!”Italian course in Newport Beach
”I met with my trainer for two hours today and this is a match made in heaven! He wants me “totally immersed” in the language. The plan is to meet somewhere once a week for two hours and we will talk on the phone every other day for about 20 minutes.”French course in Cleveland
”My Spanish lessons are going very well. I like how my instructor prepares the lessons. It helps a lot that she speaks Dutch as there are similarities to German and that makes it sometimes easier to explain grammar. Highly recommendable!”Spanish course in Houston
”My daughter is very much enjoying the tutoring. She even said her Italian genes must be coming through because she thinks she enjoys the Italian language more than even French.”Italian course in Brooklyn
”I am very satisfied with my Turkish lessons. My instructor is innovative, patient and flexible: everything I could ask for. Excellent service. Many thanks!”Turkish course in San Francisco
”Our lessons vary quite a lot. Sometimes we have plenty of questions on English words/sentences we saw/heared during the week. Sometimes we do some grammar lessons + exercises. Sometimes we speak about American history/habits/way of life/culture/movies... and it suits us perfectly!”English course in Brooklyn
”We LOVE our lessons and teacher. She is outstanding. We all feel like we're learning a lot, and learning the content we had hoped to master. Thank you so much! ”Italian course in Oklahoma City
”My friends are quite impressed at how much more Dutch I speak now! I would say the lessons were a success. I was very pleased with my Dutch lessons and would highly recommend Language Trainers.”Dutch course in Portland
”I am really satisfied with my English lessons. The teacher has taught me based on my current concerns and issues in business. It's been very helpful to me!”English course in San Francisco, Softbank
”My teacher is amazing. I am learning so much. I am actually conversing and writing and reading! I feel confident in what I am doing.”Spanish course in Tucson
”My French lessons are going well. One-on-one class really meets my needs since it goes with my own learning speed and can fit my busy schedule.”French course in Boston
”My instructor has been great. Not only have I learned a lot of Dutch in a short period of time but she even gave me some tips on places to visit while I am in Amsterdam.”Dutch course in San Diego
”Everything is great I am enjoying the lessons and have made good improvement. My teacher has been so wonderful and patient.”Spanish course in Tucson
”My daughter is very happy with her teacher and classes!”Japanese course in New York
”I am truly satisfied with my teacher. She always tries to find the best way to teach me effectively. She brings many materials for me to understand whatever I had any difficulty to understand in the previous lesson.”English course in Los Angeles
”The lessons have really helped to improve my conversation skills!”English course in Overland Park
”I am very pleased with the classes and my trainer. She showed me a lot of very good techniques and I will continue to use them for the future. ”Dutch course in Kansas City
”My teacher has been wonderful and I would recommend him to anyone. I have enjoyed working with Language Trainers, and have already recommended your business to others.”Hebrew course in Cambridge
”I'm really happy with my English course!”English course in Pittsburgh
”My teacher is great. He has a flexible schedule and is great about accommodating my schedule before I leave for Italy. He is punctual, focused on the lesson and personable. I am looking forward to learning a lot from him.”Italian course in Philadelphia
”It is going to be very helpful that our teacher knows the aspects of Croatian that are unique to the specific area where we’re planning to move to. We’re looking forward to continuing our lessons!”Croatian course in New York
”We really enjoy having our teacher. His warm and engaging style is a good match for our culture and the participants. He’s patient when dealing with questions and combines learning the language with interesting facts about Swedish culture and customs. As it turns out, he comes from the same town in Sweden as our general manager, so we have heard many stories about Lund. Our headquarters is located in Lund, so many of us travel there frequently. I can’t imagine a better match for us.”Swedish course in Boston
”Our lessons have far exceeded my expectations and our teacher has been a delight and an engaging and extraordinarily effective instructor. As teachers ourselves, we recognize her to be a gifted colleague.”Russian course in New Orleans
”I am really enjoying my Vietnamese lessons. Mr. Long is very thoughtful and he is a good teacher. We are having fun. I have made a lot of progress. I am taking two weeks off from the lessons as I will be visiting Vietnam next week for the Tet. Thank you for checking in with me about the lessons. ”Vietnamese course in Sacramento
”My German lessons are going perfectly fine. And I choose Language Trainers because of the flexibility and the price.”German course in Long Island
”The first Finnish lesson went very well and I am excited for our next lesson. My teacher was very nice and very instructive. I now have a good starting point and direction on what to learn and how to learn it.”Finnish course in Baton Rouge
”The course went well and Marie Christine is very good. She makes learning Norwegian so easy.”Norwegian course in Houston
”The training is going good so far. Sindi is an experienced and organized English teacher. She structures well the classes so the time is not wasted during each session.Neus and I are really happy with the outcome.”English course in Stockton
”It went so amazing! Amanda, my Portuguese teacher, was very prompt. She went over everything in such great detail and explained it so that I could understand it. I was very impressed with the way she taught. I feel like I learned sooo much in the 1st class! Thank you so much.”course in San Diego
”I would like to say that Sintija was an amazing Latvian tutor. She was meticulous, well organized, and easy to work with. She was always on time and was the most pleasant individual with whom I had the chance to work.Thank you for the lessons and I hope to be able to engage with you again in the future. Thank you for the lessons and I hope to be able to engage you again in the future once I have addressed my upcoming expenses.”Latvian course in San Diego
”Lessons are going fine. Beatriz continues to be an excellent teacher.”Spanish course in Tucson
”So far, I’ve had 4 hours of classes with Ms. Elsie. I had the best impression about the her, and would warmly recommend her as a Spanish teacher.”Spanish course in Houston
”The lessons are going very well! Sergio is a very good teacher: he is very professional, helpful, pleasant, courteous and prompt.”Spanish course in San Diego
”So far all is well with my Russian lessons! I'm very happy and learning lots.”Russian course in Bakersfield
”Teo is very friendly and easy to work with. He is very professional with his lessons and makes the material easy to understand. I would highly recommend him for Spanish lessons.”Spanish course in Fort Worth, Greiner aerospace Inc
”Mandarin lessons are going very well with Tim! This has been such a positive experience; I never dreamed that I would be so happy to continue with my language study. I was impressed with how well-organized and professional your organization seemed to be, and I knew I needed one-on-one lessons. That’s why I selected your company.”Mandarin Chinese course in Tucson
”Youmna is a great trainer and a great human being. I really loved her classes, and appreciated the flexibility in scheduling.”Polish course in Houston, Consulate-General of Brazil in Houston
”I love my Vietnamese classes; we are making great progress.”Vietnamese course in Sacramento
”Yuri, my Japanese teacher, has been spectacular! I was completely lost when we started and she gave me direction. I am reading and writing much better now.”Japanese course in Houston
”My tutor is a really nice and sympathetic person. She lives close to my house and had an interesting life. I really enjoyed the time passed in class. I hope she can still be my teacher. Thanks for organizing this. She's a really lovely and nice person and it was very interesting to have a conversation with her. She lived abroad with other cultures and is open minded. She made me a lot of compliments about my English skills.”English course in Kansas City
”I had a great time in my first Dutch session with Fransisca. She made sure to tailor the course to my needs as opposed to using a cookie-cutter course. Also with this being my first foreign language I really appreciated that she focused on the basics and didn't overload my brain with the more technical aspects of the language.”Dutch course in Las Vegas
”I have been meeting my trainer at the library and he is fantastic. He has been very patient with me learning at a very beginner level.”Dutch course in Chicago
”Our trainer is great to work with. He is patient and quite clear in his approach/instruction style, and also provides encouragement and methods for self-study outside of lessons. I am very comfortable that we will be able to achieve our goal and complete everything on time.”Thai course in Sacramento
”I recently had the good fortune to study German with Language Trainers. Previously, I had attempted, through various methods and products, to study on my own with limited success. With my trainer’s guidance, my learning and capability have accelerated several-fold. His many years of teaching experience were immediately apparent as he got a sense of my aptitude level and learning goals and tailored his lessons to meet—but also to challenge—them. He conducted the lessons primarily in clear, paced German: this alone greatly accelerated my aural comprehension. He also employed many different teaching modalities—videos, dialogues, sight-reading and open-ended conversations to keep the lessons interesting and dynamic. Beyond his abundant teaching skills is his profound care for his students’ success. He gave me the sense that he was genuinely excited at my successes and walked me patiently through my struggles as a student. Now, as I take his lessons with me back into private study, I am much better equipped for success. Mr. Roesch gave me what I could have never learned on my own—a genuine “feel” for the language we both love. I would unreservedly recommend my German tutor for students at all levels of proficiency.”German course in Fresno
”My trainer was was always so punctual and organized with our weekly lessons at the Chicago Library. He showed patience and used different strategies such as movies, songs and children’s books all of which were perfect for me because I was a beginner. I always enjoyed all of my lessons and would recommend the experience to anyone who wishes to start learning Dutch or who is already an advanced speaker who needs to brush up on their grammar and daily conversation. ”Dutch course in Chicago
”My trainer is a great fit, and is customizing his approach based on specifics I requested and then he fills in with what he knows I will need to bring this all together. His own experience and patience is making this a great learning experience for me.”Polish course in Nashville
”I have nothing but good things to say regarding my classes with my instructor. She is always on topic, very interesting and she makes the lesson extremely enjoyable. I am lucky to have her as my teacher.”Spanish course in Tucson
”My first lesson went well. Fenny, my Indonesian teacher, is a lovely person and wonderfully enthusiastic. Her teaching was clear and I look forward to continuing with her.”Indonesian course in New York
”Thank you for working with me and for getting such a great instructor. She not only knows Japanese but has experience teaching it and her English is perfect. She also speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese! ”Japanese course in Houston
”The lessons were very beneficial. With my teacher’s help I was able to give a five minute speech to 350 employees in MX in Spanish after only 20 hours of lessons and no prior Spanish language study.”Spanish course in Birmingham (Alabama)
”The Korean classes seem to be going very well. Seoyeon's flexibility to accommodate my boss' schedule works best with our need.”Korean course in Dallas
”The French lessons are going well Hade is an outstanding teacher and I appreciate her patience. She goes at a good speed but is thorough on making sure we understand the material. ”French course in Salt Lake City
”Everything is going great! Yuri is a wonderful Japanese teacher. She's amazing! Thank you.”Japanese course in Houston
”I enjoyed my first English lesson and Jane is an excellent teacher for me. She could understand me and what I need in order to enhance my English skills. I'm looking forward to the future lessons.”English course in San Francisco, HR Coordinator
”My Swedish lessons with Charlotte went great! I achieved my goal and was able to test into Basic Swedish 2 here at Uppsala University and also feel that I have learned a tremendous amount from Charlotte so I am extremely satisfied with my experience.”Swedish course in San Diego
”My classes are going fabulous! Amanda is really explaining it so I can understand how to read the language, verbs, etc. She's a really really good Portuguese instructor”course in San Diego, AT&T
”I would like to write a review in regards to the amazing experience I’ve had so far with language trainers. I searched many different companies when looking to progress my Spanish skills. I was looking for a place where I could really connect with my tutor, they were experienced in the dialect I was looking to learn, it was affordable, and they could travel to me. Not many companies could meet my needs. I finally found Language trainers and have been SO satisfied! They really took their time in pairing me with the proper trainer based on my needs. I was paired with Claudia who is such an excellent teacher. She was able to really assess my current level and find ways to help me move forward so rapidly. As I write this I’ve only had about 7 lessons (2 hours each) and my understanding of Spanish, writing skills, reading, and speaking have more than doubled from the elementary level I was at. I am so excited to continue my learning and hit the goals I’ve set with Claudia. I write this as a huge thank you to my amazing teacher Claudia and Language Trainers for running such an efficient and helpful company!”Spanish course in New York
”I really enjoyed my first class. I had the opportunity to learn and speak a lot in English. I'm very excited to continue my classes.”English course in Dallas
”The lessons are going very well. Personally, I benefit a great deal from Ellen my trainer visiting twice a week because it ensures that I actually complete my homework. I would not be able to focus on German without her visits (I would focus all my attention on my MBA, which is not what I want). My trainer, Ellen, motivates me to speak in German and work hard in my studies. She has provided me with very helpful links as well. I very much enjoy my time with her.”German course in Austin
”Lessons are going great! Luis is well liked and is doing a good job teaching the class. All participants feel that they are learning Spanish.”Spanish course in Tulsa, HR Manager, Harsco
”We are enjoying the lessons very much.”Spanish course in Miami, Regional Commercial Manager, SVITZER Salvage Americas Inc
”My lessons are going very well. Doron my trainer is great and I am learning a lot.”French course in Tampa
”The teacher is wonderful and I am confident moving forward that she will provide me with a good foundation for French.”French course in Charlotte
”Things are going well, great instructor.”Spanish course in Atlanta, Vice President Technology, Morrison Management Specialists
”My lessons with my trainer Irina have gone well!”Russian course in New York, Cantor, Cantor Daniels
”The trainer is very dynamic, she also takes a lot of notes about what I wrongly spell or mis-pronounce. She also brings interesting reading material.”English course in, Technical Trainer Lead – Claremore Training Center, Baker Hughes
”First lesson was great!”French course in Miami, Director, Cogent Investments
”My lessons have gone very well, as Katrine, my instructor, is a pleasure to work with. She plans each lesson well and when I need more help or clarification on a topic, she is always cheerful and helpful! Katrine has given me a very solid foundation and the resources allowing me to continue practicing on my own. Language Trainers has done a great job, especially in pairing me with my great native language instructor!”Norwegian course in San Francisco
”This has been a very motivating for me! Michelle is an excellent teacher and has helped me improve my skills when giving work presentations and overall comprehension of the language in general. She has understood my needs and given me the support I need with other training resources in addition to the book. I met with my colleagues yesterday and they were able to immediately see my improvements, which was the best and most relevant feedback. Thank you for all your work, Language Trainers!”English course in Raleigh
”A short note to confirm that Lena is a superb teacher! Lila is absolutely delighted to have such an EXCELLENT English teacher! Bonus points too for selecting someone who speaks fluent Russian for those rare occasions when translation can benefit the acquisition of vocabulary. Well done!”English course in Orlando
”I had my last English lessons today. I completed some quizzes Candace had prepared for me and the results were positive. Candace has been a good teacher and she was always well prepared. She assigned homework assignments for me and personalized her teaching plan according to my needs. Of course I wish I had had more time to study English at home and to prepare for my lessons but with a job and two small kids I don't have much time left to other activities. Thank you for a good experience with your program.”English course in Houston
”I received my certificate today. I just want to say thank you. It was a nice experience with Language Trainers and my trainer Rachel. I am very happy that I have completed 100 hours. It’s really helpful for me. Thank you.”English course in Wichita
”My first session was very good. The teacher made a review of my e-mails and suggested some modifications and asked me to write a conversation I had, between any of my colleagues here and gave her feedback on that. Also she taught me some gestures which I should not follow. Moving forward she advised to watch some videos and we are going to discuss about those stuffs in our sessions to make the classes more interactive.”English course in New York
”The lessons have been wonderful. I think the teacher is great, and I would be willing to recommend him to others if needed.”German course in Chicago
”I just wanted to let you know that our Hindi class went very well and we cannot wait for the next one!”Hindi course in Baltimore
”I had a great experience! I reviewed, learned, and improved my oral and reading skills. I'll definitely recommend Language Trainers!”German course in Cincinnati
”I met yesterday with Anne, my trainer. She was very friendly and competent.”English course in Raleigh, QA Documentation & Systems, Novartis
”My lesson with Javier went very well - I was impressed by his teaching style and preparation. He was very specific about how we can move forward and improve my Spanish and I liked how detailed he was with my specific needs.”Spanish course in Chicago
”Jacqueline, the teacher, is a warm, expressive, and open person. We get along well. I am confident we can work very well together. Thank you!”English course in Toledo, Allergist & Immunologist
”Everything is going well!”German course in New Orleans
”Ariane is very pleased with Peter and his teaching skills. It's all going well. Again, Peter is an excellent teacher and when we return in a year, Ariane will be glad to have him as her teacher again.”German course in New York, Senior Counsel, Siemens
”I didn’t know anything about Language Trainers before coming to Chicago, but I know I made a great decision. I’ve found people who seem to be interested in teaching which is not easy to find. I am very grateful to Pamela, an incredible teacher and marvelous person. Chicago is an exciting city that everybody should visit. Language Trainers is a great choice!”English course in Chicago, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
”My teacher Karina is absolutely wonderful! She’s extremely knowledgeable and very thorough, yet keeps the lesson on a light and easy note! She is a pleasure to work with! Thanks.”German course in Orlando
”I absolutely loved my teacher!!! She is wonderful and I am very happy! She was extremely professional and knowledgeable. She was also able to answer all of my questions/issues that I had with a few aspects of the Spanish language. I would highly recommend her to others.”Spanish course in Hoboken
”I found Language Trainers to be extremely helpful in meeting the needs of my 12 year old daughter wanting to learn Japanese. Your selection in her instructor, Jenna, could not have been a better match. She worked at my daughter’s level, challenged her, and brought an energy and joy to the lessons that made learning easier and fun. Language Trainers was conscientious in communications from the start of my search through the lessons. I would highly recommend you to anyone, at any age wanting to learn a language.”Japanese course in New York, Senior Account Executive, PepsiCo
”I'm in charge of the English course at Future Pipe Industries. The guys are really enjoying the class and have improved their English a great deal and would like to continue learning.”English course in Houston, General Manager, Future Pipe
”The course and the professor were excellent! I had a great time learning English with Language Trainers.”English course in New York
”The procedures with Language Trainers were quite easy. Being able to coordinate with the trainer with relative autonomy was a great help. That is, the procedure for coordinating lessons, goals, meetings, etc was agreed upon by student and teacher. I did find it good to get regular check ups from you about my satisfaction and how the lessons were proceeding. In contrast, the new tutoring company I am with in Germany have never asked for feedback.”Italian course in Long Island, Extended Care Health Services
”My German is now quite good. I am living/working in Germany. I speak only German in the office and daily life as well. I am preparing for the C1 language qualification exam. I am quite satisfied with the services from Language Trainers. Angelica, my trainer, did a good job bringing business/office related terms, phrases, and practice into the lessons and incorporating them with general learning.”German course in Portland, Mechatronics (TP/EMD), Daimler
”I only had 3 lessons with Pam, but they were all great! Pamela knew exactly what I needed and she met my requirements.”English course in Chicago, Customer Service Manager, ATS
”My trainer (Dubravka) was very informed and patient. I would whole-heartedly recommend my experience.”Croatian course in Chicago, VP - Recovery & Resolution Planning, HSBC
”Lessons are going very well! We couldn’t be more happy with our professor.”Italian course in Miami, Disney
”I would like to thank Language Trainers for arranging this course. What I have learnt has been a great help for my upcoming trip to Sweden. I would also like to thank my trainer, Christina, who is excellent and very professional!”Swedish course in Washington DC
”Things are going great! It seems that we have come to the end of our time and I have really enjoyed my time with my instructor. In the 2-3 months that we have had lessons, I've really advanced in my German abilities.”German course in Dallas
”Everything is going great. The professor is always on time and Matteo says she is very effective! ”English course in New York
”I can't say enough about the quality of language training that I'm receiving from Language Trainers USA. I was referred to the company by one of my colleagues at work. Already, after several weeks of training, my fluency in Spanish has improved tremendously. I enjoy all of the different ways that my teacher helps me learn: using games, video, music, grammar review and much more. I was a French major in college and I still have some fluency after more than 25 years. Given my past language learning experience, I know that I'm making good progress in Spanish. I would recommend private language classes to anyone looking to master a foreign language. I would recommend Language Trainers USA every time. Thank you!”Spanish course in Chicago
”My name is Dayong and I'm a network engineer. My work requires a high level of communication with customers and colleagues, both in written and verbal form, efficiently and professionally.”English course in Fort Worth
”The lessons are going really well and Vivi is a great teacher.”Portuguese course in Denver, PCAOBUS
”So far so good. Judith is an excellent teacher. I would recommend her in the future. She is always positive and engaged in my success.”Spanish course in El Paso, Doctor of Audiology, Livingston Audiology
”I am completely satisfied with my Cantonese course. I feel that the content is great and I actually use my lessons in real life. The speed is fine. My tutor and I talked about because Cantonese is a very vast language, we decided to take it slow and made sure that I wasn't overloaded with information and not be able to perfect every lesson, which is, like I said perfectly fine for me.”Cantonese course in Denver
”My teacher, Londa, was wonderful. I really enjoyed my Georgian classes!”Georgian course in Washington DC
”My Polish lessons are going great. Justyna is really, really great teacher!”Polish course in Los Angeles
”The lessons are fantatic. My German tutor, Bridget, is excellent.”German course in Memphis
”I am extremely happy with the language lessons and I will be traveling to Europe for several weeks almost immediately after this present session ends. I already feel prepared well with my German. I will be even more confident when the session ends.”German course in Anaheim
”We meet with our teacher for 2 hours most every week. She does a great job teaching and preparing assignments. We do not have as much time as we would like to put into our studies with jobs, kids, etc., but are not in a rush and will continue to move at our own slower pace. We are very happy with where we are at about the 6-month point. ”Japanese course in Huntington
”The lessons are going well, and for the first time last Tuesday in all my language courses, I felt like I was making progress. Julia spends most of the time giving me exercises that require I speak, which is what I requested. ”German course in Tampa
”I have only positive feedback for both my tutor, Peter, and Language Trainers. I would highly recommend for individuals who are interested in pursuing course options to do so through Language Trainers. ”Czech course in San Francisco
”All is well with the teaching, I believe I am making good progress and I am very happy with Francesca's teaching.”Italian course in Las Cruces
”It's very convenient to have the instructor come to you for the lesson! We had a very competent instructor who interacted wonderfully with my 15 year old daughter, who was taking the course.”Spanish course in Greer
”Our trainer, Friedel, is incredible! I love how she teaches and it was a pleasure to meet her.”English course in Tomball
”Thank you for the follow up. Virginia was hands down the best instructor I have ever had. I went from speaking no French to being able to have conversations with my in-laws in France. I have already recommended your organization to several of my colleagues and recommended your programs to my National Guard unit commander.”French course in Colorado Springs
”It's my honor to give my trainer, Giovanna, a compliment! I'm having such a good time with her. We are studying basic grammar and vocabularies from the book that she chose for me and will start reading some articles from Fashion magazine.”Italian course in New York
”Our instructor helps us immensely in understanding and overcoming so many of the nuances that are present in the Italian language.”Italian course in Las Vegas
”The lessons with my trainer, Leo, are going well! We have done a lot of the basic verbs, numbers, time and greetings mostly on paper and with flash cards. We are going to begin an oral approach for the next several lessons. Leo says he will only speak Spanish and Jim and I will only reply in Spanish. Leo feels that it is more important at this point to speak some basic spanish well, rather than to add new vocabulary words. And in the book when the dialogues are written, we can now understand the message.”Spanish course in Baltimore
”My tutor, Lisa-Beth, did a really great job. I appreciated her level of engagemement and all subjects in discussion. She's smart and professional. I will recommend her and Language Trainers if somebody needs English lessons.”English course in Los Angeles, Director of the Exclusive Offer EMEA, Sephora
”Our Hebrew lessons are working out very well! Miriam is an excellent teacher who seems to know exactly what we need. For example, although I have learned Hebrew block letters, this is the first time I’ve been able to decipher Hebrew cursive letters thanks to Miriam’s way of presenting them. We have had to reschedule a couple of lessons due to sickness, but she has been very flexible and helpful. It has worked out for the best that we chose the Skype option. Tomorrow we will be taking a trip to visit family and friends, and thanks to Skype we can take Miriam with us. Thanks for connecting us with her.”Hebrew course in San Antonio
”I have had two classes with Natasha, my teacher, and it has been a very good experience. She is an excellent teacher! I am looking forward to progressing through the program.”Spanish course in Pittsburgh, Principal, Central Catholic High School
”Meeting via Skype was perfect for me. Not only was this helpful for my schedule and location, but my teacher could also instantly send me web links for helpful grammar drills and other study aids. Exactly what I was looking for!”German course in Cleveland
”i am enjoying the class. Italian is harder than expected but I am learning a lot. My tutor, Barbara, and I get along well! I enjoy her company and she is a good teacher.”Italian course in Austin
”The trainer was great. I feel the courses were efficient and pleasant.”German course in Miami, Lufthansa
”Our tutor, Catherine, has been very patient with our crazy work schedule and keeps us engaged and encouraged to continue our pursuit of learning Spanish.”Spanish course in Houston, NCC
”I enjoyed my Italian course.”Italian course in Chicago
”My trainer, Alex, was GREAT.”German course in Clayton
”I though the course was great! My teachers, Cristina and Hubert, were both great to work with. It was a great experience and I would definitely recommend this to anyone I know who is looking to learn a new language!!”Polish course in Indianapolis
”The course was a wonderful and entertaining way to learn Catalan. My instructor was nice, effective and flexible. The course was amended to suit my particular needs and interests.”Catalan course in Minneapolis
”We use Language Trainers for development opportunities for our employees. The training has been terrific as it gives our employees an opportunity to grow outside of normal business hours. We believe this translates to happier employees and drives customer satisfaction. We will continue to use Language Trainers as a partner going forward.”English course in Indianapolis, International Aerospace Tubes
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Teacher Case Studies
Language Taught: English
Years of teaching experience: 37
What language do you teach, and why did you choose teaching as your career?
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.
Where did you study, and how long have you been teaching, and what age group do you usually teach?
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.
What do you look for in a student?
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.
What should students expect in you as a teacher?
As a teacher, I have never adhered to only one pedagogical method. I find what works best for each individual.
Describe your favorite aspect of working as a language teacher:
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 rather ambitious goal was to be able to speak, read, and write Italian and Lia has helped me work towards that.”A Passion for Italian
Language Trainers: Good morning Luvaghn, how are you?
Luvaghn Brown: I’m well, thanks.
Language Trainers: Good to hear. Thanks for taking the time to chat. So, tell us, which language did you study with Language Trainers, and which level were you when you began your course?
Luvaghn Brown: I began studying Italian about three months ago, after being referred to Language Trainers by a friend. I wouldn’t say I was a beginner, as prior to that I knew basic words and phrases, but Lia, my trainer, helped bring it all together.
Language Trainers: Why Italian? What was your reason and what were your goals?
Luvaghn Brown: I’ve traveled to Italy a few times and plan on going back in the future. It’s beautiful there. I love the people and the food. While many speak English in the larger cities, the next time I go I want to be able to speak with people in the small towns we visit. Also, I have friends who are Italian and who speak Italian, and I want to converse with them in their native language.
Language Trainers: How have the classes been going, then?
Luvaghn Brown: They’re going well. My rather ambitious goal was to be able to speak, read, and write Italian and Lia has helped me work towards that. I renewed my classes with her because she was such a great teacher. She uses different materials during lessons: movie clips, slide shows, poems, history and entertaining sayings I translate.
Language Trainers: You said you have friends who speak Italian. Have they commented on your progress? Do you now speak Italian with them?
Luvaghn Brown: Yes, while my speaking ability is still a bit limited, we converse in Italian and they, like Lia, are very supportive and have noted my progress.
Language Trainers: What would you say was the best part of your Language Trainers course?
Luvaghn Brown: Lia, my instructor. It’s tough to put in a nutshell just one reason why she’s been so helpful and motivating. There’s a lot. One of the things I most like is that she keeps me interested by varying the lessons so that I learn about the people and the country as I tackle difficult aspects of the language; like verbs! Her lesson plans include different cultural aspects of Italy. She makes it so much more than just about seeing Italian words on a piece of paper.
Language Trainers: That’s great to hear you and your friend had such a good experience with us. Would you, in turn, recommend Language Trainers?
Luvaghn Brown: Yes, I would recommend Language Trainers and Lia to anyone interested in learning Italian.
Language Trainers: You’ve mentioned your interest in a lot of the different materials Lia uses during your lessons. Before concluding, tell us, is there anything you’ve read — a certain cultural aspect you’ve studied or interesting text—that really sticks in your memory?
Luvaghn Brown: There were several; a poem and slide show about the central square in Bologna, the difference between how Italians use their fingers when counting, a beautiful piece, Il vero anonimo mago, about a UNICEF worker, and a very informative piece about the history of Rome, Roma: un museo all’aperto!