Case Studies: Clients

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James Wolf

I have already recommended Language Trainers to at least ten people since doing the program.

Good morning, James. How are you?

I’m good, thanks.

Would you mind telling us a little about yourself?

Yes, well my name is James, and I'm a 28 year old US Army Officer in the California National Guard and a Web Producer for Cal State University.

And when did you start studying with Language Trainers?

I started In June 2011.

James, which language did you study and why?

I studied French. My wife is from France, and her family —my in-laws—do not speak any English. I wanted to learn some basic French in order to be able to communicate with them.

So why did you choose Language Trainers to begin studying French?

I had used a few self learning programs out there like Rosetta Stone and Pimsleur, but I just was not learning as fast as I wanted to. When I heard about Language Trainers and how they recruited tutors from actual educational institutions I figured it was worth a try.

Was Language Trainers worth the try?

Yes! I studied with the tutor three times a week for 2 months and learned enough in that time to hold short conversations with my in-laws in their native tongue. I was really surprised how fast I was able to start applying the language. I was extremely pleased by the results of the program.

That’s great to hear! What was the most helpful part of the course to you?

The teacher was amazing! She tailored each lesson based off my needs and focused specifically on topics that I would need. And she adjusted to my unique learning style, as well. I'm a kinetic and auditory learner so we did muscle memory and listening exercises over flash cards.

Would you recommend Language Trainers?

Absolutely! I already have to at least ten people since doing the program.

And on a final note, what's been the most rewarding experience to come from your Language Trainers experience?

I traveled to France a week after my two months of tutoring and was able to hold conversations with my in-laws. They were very impressed, as they knew I spoke no French at all prior to that trip.

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