Read feedback from our clients. See why they chose Language Trainers, and why they continue to recommend us.
”The training has been terrific as it gives our employees an opportunity to grow outside of normal business hours. We will continue to use your company as a partner going forward.”English course in Indianapolis, International Aerospace Tubes
”I am very grateful to Pamela, an incredible teacher and marvelous person. Language Trainers is a great choice!”English course in Chicago, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
”My teacher Karina is a pleasure to work with! She’s extremely knowledgeable and very thorough, yet keeps the lesson on a light and easy note!”German course in Orlando
”Ariane is very pleased with Peter and his teaching skills. It's all going well. Ariane will be glad to have him as her teacher again.”German course in New York, Senior Counsel, Siemens
”Everything is going well!”German course in New Orleans
”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. He was very specific about how we can move forward and improve my Spanish.”Spanish course in Chicago
”Jacqueline, the teacher, is warm, expressive, open person. We get along well. I am confident we can work very well together.”English course in Toledo, Allergist & Immunologist
”I absolutely loved my teacher!!! She was also able to answer all of my questions/issues that I had with a few aspects of the Spanish language.”Spanish course in Hoboken
”I found your company to be extremely helpful in meeting the needs of my 12 year old daughter wanting to learn Japanese. I would highly recommend you to anyone.”Japanese course in New York, Senior Account Executive, PepsiCo
”I only had 3 lessons with Pam, but they were great!”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
”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
”The procedures with Language Trainers were quite easy. Being able to coordinate with the trainer with relative autonomy was a great help.”Italian course in Long Island, Extended Care Health Services
”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 your company.”English course in New York
”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 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
”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 teacher is wonderful and I am confident moving forward that she will provide me with a good foundation for French.”French course in Charlotte
”My lessons are going very well. Doron my trainer is great and I am learning a lot.”French course in Tampa
”The lessons are going very well. My trainer, Ellen, motivates me to speak in German and work hard.”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
”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 first session was very good.”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 want to say thank you. It was a nice experience with my trainer Rachel.”English course in Wichita
”Candace has been a good teacher and she was always well prepared. She personalized her teaching plan according to my needs.”English course in Houston
”Katrine has given me a very solid foundation and the resources allowing me to continue practicing on my own.”Norwegian course in San Francisco
”I met with my colleagues yesterday and they were able to immediately see my improvements. This was the best and the most relevant feedback.”English course in Raleigh
”Lila is absolutely delighted to have such an EXCELLENT English teacher! Bonus points too for selecting someone who speaks fluent Russian for Lila, for those rare occasions when translation can benefit the acquisition of vocabulary. Well done!”English course in Orlando
”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 when I arrive in Sweden”Swedish course in Washington DC
”Our Hebrew lessons are working out very well! Miriam is an excellent teacher who seems to know exactly what we need.”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!”Spanish course in Pittsburgh, Principal, Central Catholic High School
”My tutor did a really great job. I appreciated her level of engagemement and all subjects in discussion.”English course in Los Angeles, Director of the Exclusive Offer EMEA, Sephora
”The lessons with my trainer, Leo, are going well!”Spanish course in Baltimore
”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.”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.”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
”Meeting via Skype was perfect for me. Exactly what I was looking for!”German course in Cleveland
”My tutor, Barbara, and I get along well! I enjoy her company and she is a good teacher.”Italian course in Austin
”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, and amended to suit my particular needs and interests.”Catalan course in Minneapolis
”My trainer, Alex, was GREAT.”German course in Clayton
”I enjoyed my Italian course.”Italian course in Chicago
”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
”Our trainer, Friedel, is incredible!”English course in Tomball
”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.”Spanish course in Greer
”Judith is an excellent teacher, 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.”Cantonese course in Denver
”The lessons are going really well and Vivi is a great teacher.”Portuguese course in Denver, PCAOBUS
”With my teacher and LT USA's help, my co-workers are now giving positive feedback and telling me that I am easier to understand.”English course in Fort Worth
”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, and Matteo says the teacher is very effective!”English course in New York
” 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 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
”I have only positive feedback for both my tutor, Peter, and Language Trainers.”Czech course in San Francisco
”I believe I am making good progress and I am very happy with Francesca's teaching.”Italian course in Las Cruces
”The lessons are going well, and for the first time last Tuesday in all my language courses, I felt like I was making progress”German course in Tampa
”We meet with our teacher for 2 hours most every week. We are very happy with where we are at about the 6 month point.”Japanese course in Huntington
”The lessons are fantastic. 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.”German course in Anaheim
”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
”Not many companies could meet my needs. I finally found Language trainers and have been SO satisfied! A huge thank you to my amazing teacher and Language Trainers for running such an efficient and helpful company!”Spanish course in New York
”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
”I got exactly what I am looking for with private lessons - the learning speed and content chosen are tailored for me.”French course in Boston
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Teacher Case Studies
Name: Linda Maria
Language Taught: English
Years of teaching experience: 12
What language do you teach and why did you choose teaching as your career?
Teaching chose ME as a career after a number of years in the corporate world. I went through a life-changing evaluation of my personal and professional priorities and goals. I wanted to use the international work experience in a way that would “give back” to the world, and I felt this was possible through teaching English and coaching adult professionals on international cultural and business practices.
What age group do you usually teach?
I teach adults and all of my Language Trainers students thus far have been lawyers, investment bankers, IT specialists, politicians, company owners/founders, advertising and marketing executives, and a number of wives of foreign executives. Every student is unique and an inspiration to me to be a better teacher!
What is your teaching philosophy?
I believe that in life, we are all teachers and students to one another. My general philosophy is that our lessons are either positive —or not so positive—and we learn important lessons from both. When I teach, I’m personally and professionally so much happier. I’m helping and mentoring others in a very positive way. Our mutual experiences together as teacher-students reach so many others in the most amazing way!
What do you look for in a student?
On a personal level, I look for curiosity in a student, a willingness to make the most of their experience in NYC and in the USA in general, and the ability to think critically, probe deeper, and understand the bigger picture. On the technical and practical side, I look for a few things and assess these in every class or as often as possible. These are: a student’s need for the targeted language, the student’s motivation, the student’s individual prominent learning style, and any outside learning barriers or interferences.
What should students expect in you as a teacher?
As a teacher, I am enthusiastic, caring, and strongly encouraging of my students that they try their best…and then some! I expect much out of my students and I hope they expect even MORE from me. I do give a lot of myself. I’m empathetic and understanding to their feelings and life situations, as I’ve been in their same situation myself. Many of my Language Trainers students have been ‘shell shocked’ by their working experience in the United States; both at the pace to perform and the workload to handle. Our classes are the one place they can comfortably express this and feel understood.
Describe your favorite aspect of working for Language Trainers.
I love working for Language Trainers as well as the opportunity to work with such fantastic and interesting students from all over the world. I really cannot describe just one favorite teaching experience. Every class and every student is different. What I love most of all about teaching is that my students are teachers to ME. They push me to be a better teacher and a better person. They bring their world to me, and they do so with much grace, charm, humor, and integrity. To Language Trainers I’d like to say, thank you for the privilege to work with such students, and for the opportunity to be their teacher.
Client Case Studies
”We wanted to come to Peru with the confidence we could have small conversations with the people here. We knew that not only would it be helpful, but it would also enhance our experience and make us get more out of the trip.”Spanish for an Amazon Adventure
Tarran Kent-Hume and Olie Hunter Smart are two adrenaline-seeking adventurers who have dared to take on the western hemisphere’s longest and largest river, the Amazon. For five months, the two will be kayaking the 6,500 kilometer course of this gigantic, unpredictable river. While planning the adventure, the two enrolled in a 10-session online class with Language Trainers to learn Spanish before heading to South America. We caught up with them to chat about their trip and their experience with our online Spanish course.
LT: Good afternoon guys, how are you?
Olie Hunter Smart: Hi, we’re good, thanks! We’re currently in Lima, the first stop on our trip, and just finished a Google Hangout with a bunch of kids to talk to them about traveling and our adventure.
Tarran Kent-Hume: We’ll be here until Sunday or Monday and then we’ll be packing up and beginning the first part of our adventure at the Mantaro River here in Peru.
LT: Wow, I can imagine you’re excited about your upcoming kayak adventure down the Amazon! I know you’re probably busy with preparations so thanks for taking the time to chat. Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves and the adventure? We’ve been reading about your project and we’d love to hear more.
Tarran Kent-Hume: After six years as an investment banking headhunter, I knew I needed to make a change. I just turned 30 a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to do something big. I’m an adventurer: I practice Muay Thai fighting, I’ve climbed Mont Blanc, and now it’s onto conquering the Amazon. While I was in Thailand, I became fascinated by the rivers there and since I’d never been to South America, I figured the Amazon was the perfect next stop.
Olie Hunter Smart: When I was 18, I went to the Belizean jungle and it blew my mind. The scale of the trees and the peacefulness of it all really captivated me. I have been working in advertising in London for the past 10 years and wasn’t liking it. I thought there must be more than sitting behind a desk. Then I went traveling through Russia and South America with my girlfriend – it was incredible! When I got back, however, I went straight back into the world of advertising and got into the internal politics again, ending up right back where I was. I thought, “Nope! Can’t do this!” I needed to escape and live my life properly. I went camping with a guy who knew Tarran was going to be kayaking the Amazon and two weeks later, I met him and we began planning this trip together.
LT: So that’s why you began studying Spanish, right? To prepare for this trip?
Tarran Kent-Hume: Yes, we wanted to come to Peru with the confidence we could have small conversations with the people here. We knew that not only would it be helpful, but it would also enhance our experience and make us get more out of the trip. Also, if you speak someone’s language, they’re a lot more likely to help you out.
LT: What was your Spanish level beforehand?
Tarran Kent-Hume: I didn’t know much Spanish at all.
Olie Hunter Smart: Since I had traveled around South America before, I knew some and could understand when people talked. But it was frustrating because I didn’t know how to respond – I couldn’t put sentences together.
LT: And now that you’ve finished the course, how has your Spanish improved?
Tarran Kent-Hume: The classes helped massively. Plus we received homework outside the course which helped us process what we learned. We would write in Spanish and put thought into what we were writing, how to structure sentences and what we wanted to say. I know how to order food, ask for directions, and have short conversations with people – before I couldn’t do that!
Olie Hunter Smart: Right, and I liked that the class was more about conversing than specific vocabulary words. That really helped me get better.
LT: That’s great to hear. Have you been putting your new language skills to use?
Tarran Kent-Hume: Yes, in the past few days we’ve really been immersed. I listen to what people are saying and can pull out words I recognize, and piece together a response.
Olie Hunter Smart: Our knowledge of Spanish has already helped us out a lot here in Lima but it’s going to prove invaluable in the more rural parts where no one speaks English.
LT: What was your favorite part about your classes with us?
Tarran Kent-Hume: I liked that we could take the class together and online. After the class ended each time, I’d call Olie and we’d review our notes, converse in Spanish to practice, and talk about the homework.
Olie Hunter Smart: And our teacher was great. She knew why we wanted to learn Spanish and helped us make a list of keywords and phrases to know. For example, we know how to say “Please don’t shoot!” if we need to use it.
LT: Would you recommend Language Trainers in the future?
Olie Hunter Smart: Yeah, I would. We learned a lot in the short time we had. It has given me the confidence to talk a bit more and not rely on other people while I’m traveling.
Tarran Kent-Hume: Definitely – I already have recommended Language Trainers!
LT: One last question – do you have a favorite word or expression that you learned in Spanish?
Tarran Kent-Hume: “Vivir” – to live. It’s so beautiful and it has to be my favorite Spanish word.
Olie Hunter Smart: “Mañana” – tomorrow, why? Because everything that happens here happens mañana.