Language Trainers Testimonials and Reviews from Clients
See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”The German lessons are going well. My teacher is very friendly and well organized. He puts a lot of effort into his lessons and doesn’t over work you. He gives you time to learn so you feel confident as you progress. He keeps the starting simple so you don’t get frustrated before you even begin. I have learned a lot in the past few weeks and am very happy with the course.”German course in Saskatoon
”My teacher has a good sense of reality as far as retention and comprehension are concerned. I don’t ever feel frustrated! Her clarity of both English and Russian makes every lesson more meaningful. I always look forward to the next lesson. Enjoying every minute!”Russian course in London
”I indeed enjoyed my first class with Kasia, my Polish teacher. She is a perfectionist and this is exactly what I am looking for in a teacher. I am looking forward to my next class!”Polish course in Montreal, Senior Manager, Human Resources, World Anti-Doping Agency
”The lessons are going well. Ariel is a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the German language is quite extensive.”German course in Windsor
”My classes are going smoothly. My teacher really breaks everything down and explains how the words form. It's also nice that she approaches the learning with different methods so it really makes the learning process a lot easier. The book is also interesting. I like the cultural aspects that it mentions and it works as a good guideline to follow and branch out from. Overall, I've enjoyed my experience so far.”Dutch course in Vancouver
” Lessons are going very well. My trainer's efforts are catering right to my needs. I am learning things about languages that I never knew! My 2 hour lessons go by way too fast! ”Russian course in Toronto
”My teacher is very responsible and patient. She was willing to explain those words in different ways so that I could understand. And we did not only go over vocabulary and grammar, but also talked a lot about German culture. She had a deep understanding about Germany as that’s where she is from.”German course in Coquitlam
”We are so happy with the work that my children's teacher has been doing! She is always incredibly well prepared and makes the lessons fun with games and songs that the kids always enjoy. We are very pleased and anticipate continuing on with lessons once we have completed our initial 20 lessons. We have been very happy with our experience with Language Trainers and would recommend you very highly!”Italian course in London
”I have been learning Japanese for about 8 months, covering hiragana and katakana, grade 1-3 kanji reading, and volume II of "Japanese for Busy People". Overall, I'm very satisfied with my Japanese classes. Aside from being kind and polite, my teacher is always on time for the lessons. He is also flexible and open to ideas. He would not mind modifying the course content to fit with his student's needs and wants. He would even went a step further by providing good materials for learning. An example to that would be, when I asked my teacher to modify the course content to be more reading heavy rather than writing. He'd then went to Japanese library every other week to borrow different Japanese kids books and I'd then learn by reading a lot of interesting books fit for my level. I'm honestly very touched by his ingenuity and the amount of efforts he took to guide me in my language learning.”Japanese course in Windsor
”Kasia is such a wonderful Polish teacher! She's really great as simplifying everything. Can't say enough good things about her.”Polish course in London
”The Spanish lessons are going very well. I am very pleased with everything. Marthelena is a wonderful teacher and the fact that she is from Mexico, where I hope to be living, has been quite beneficial. I believe we have eight lessons left so we will finish at the beginning of November.”Spanish course in Hamilton
” It was great. Francesco, my Italian teacher, was on time and he helped me to develop a study plan. He has a positive attitude and it's fun to have lessons with him. ”Italian course in Calgary
”The German lessons are going very well. Frau has me on a very good course of learning! I have found her approach with me very motivating.”German course in Windsor
” Hiromi does seem interested in the course material. She picks areas I need to work on and focuses the lesson around that as well as strengthening the skill set I already have. She has been a great teacher and has definitely helped me increase my Japanese language skills. ”Japanese course in Guelph
”I am still really enjoying my lessons and love having Hiromi as my Japanese teacher. I feel like I have improved a lot and am feeling more and more comfortable with every lesson. She is a great teacher and great at incorporating all different learning styles and aspects into our lessons.”Japanese course in Guelph
”At the moment I am OK in regards with lessons. I will just be practicing the Farsi that I have learned and build on that.In terms of my lessons, they have been really great. Ghazaleh is a really great teacher and uses different methods to help me remember words!”Farsi course in Mississauga
”The Spanish lessons with Adriana are going well. She is very enthusiastic but patient with my progress. She never lets me make a slip without correcting me. I'm pleased with the lessons.”Spanish course in Ottawa
”Heinz has been a great German instructor and has been very flexible with some required schedule changes we have had. He has been very friendly and knowledgeable about what we can expect if we travel to Germany. I would definitely recommend Heinz for future lessons to anyone that is interested.”German course in Saskatoon
”The Japanase lessons with Mie have been going well. Mie's classes are well structured and she encourages me to speak Japanese during the lesson. I think that I have learned to speak much better over the past couple of months. I also found that a lesson a week is a good pace for my learning compared to twice a week that I had with a previous teacher.”Japanese course in Windsor
”Our lessons are going well. We chose Language Trainers because you offer private language services and we have been extremely happy.”Italian course in Cambridge
”It’s been so nice to get some of my Japanese back and I really like my instructor! ”Japanese course in Guelph
”Valentina is a perfect match. She is very knowledgeable and so sweet. My lessons with her are going great!”Spanish course in Brampton
”Tanushree, my trainer, is an excellent teacher. She adapted very quickly to our learning style. She is energetic and efficient and she is available on weekends. Thank you very much, Language Trainers!”Hindi course in Toronto
”The lessons are going very well. Olivia is very knowledgeable and adjusts the requirements as she understands our learning styles and levels. We’re both enjoying working with her.”French course in Guelph
”I am thoroughly pleased with the Japanese lessons so far, and have not a single negative thing to report. Norie and my schedules line up quite well, so getting the sessions in has been very simple and easy. She is going above and beyond her call of duty, and educating me in culture, tradition, norms, and helpful tips for daily life in addition to her well structured, easy to follow language lessons. I'd be hard pressed to believe that I could have found a better teacher, and I can confidently say that this was well worth the money.”Japanese course in Calgary
”We’ve had three lessons with Nam so far, and they are going great. He’s been very helpful about customizing lessons around our needs.”Vietnamese course in Toronto, Lawyer, Ballantyne Yates llp
”The students are enjoying the courses and like the one on one with the teacher. They feel it gives better progress than the group classes they previously had with other companies.”French course in Toronto, Trade Marketing Manager, EV Water
”I am really enjoying the course and feel we are going at a comfortable pace. I am content with the entire course.”Swedish course in Calgary, Team Lead, Pure North S’Energy Foundation
”The whole experience has been very positive and I feel that your company did a great job finding an excellent instructor. The results speak for themselves.”Croatian course in Toronto
”The Italian lessons are still going well. My teacher is great!”Italian course in Oakville
”After just a few Spanish classes, I am already able to converse with native speakers. I felt confident and really enjoyed it. I have learned a lot! I know that at the end of my classes I will be able to speak even better.”Spanish course in Brampton, Retail Ready Foods
”Sono molto felice con i miei corsi!”Italian course in Edmonton
”My Dutch lessons are going very well because my teacher makes it easy and fun for me. ”Dutch course in Calgary
”My trainer has been great and has adapted to my needs well. For example, I've been self-studying with a textbook and she's helped me work through the exercises during our sessions, which has allowed me to not jumble up the different grammar topics. There were not many in-person Urdu lesson options where I live, and the fact that Language Trainers was able to find somebody that could meet every day for a short period of time and without a fixed syllabus was great. My schedule didn't permit me to start a course with a fixed date or travel very far to attend lessons.”Urdu course in Vancouver
”My daughter is very happy with her teacher. It went very well. She enjoyed the lessons and the teacher was excellent. ”Russian course in Ottawa
”My teacher is great! I like how I am progressing and I always look forward to the next class.”Spanish course in Halifax, NS
”My lessons with Slavica are going well. We get along well. She is fun, enthusiastic and knowledgable. Thanks!”Croatian course in Toronto
”Hortense is wonderful. I am very happy to have her as an instructor. I have really improved my ear and she is very interesting to talk with.”French course in Vaughan
”We were very pleased and impressed with the first lesson. I had an opportunity to speak briefly with the teacher and was amazed with her energy and enthusiasm towards learning, and look forward to the rest of the program.”Hebrew course in London
”Lessons are going really well, we are getting more and more comfortable with the language and Karim our trainer has started implementing a lot of conversation which is really beneficial to the whole team.”French course in Toronto, VP Digital - Canada, BBC Advertising, BBC
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Teacher Case Studies
Language Taught: English
Years of teaching experience: 30+
What language do you teach and why did you choose teaching as your career?
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.
You know many languages. Where did you study?
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.
What do you look for in a student?
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.
What should students expect in you as a teacher?
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.
What is one of your favorite experiences from your time with Language Trainers?
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
”Yes, the program has been extremely helpful. My teacher was the most helpful and useful.”Rediscovering the Spanish Language
Language Trainers: Good afternoon, Bob. How are you doing?
Bob Busch: Good afternoon. I’m good, thanks.
Language Trainers: Would you mind telling us a bit about yourself?
Bob Busch: My name is Bob, I am 50 years old, and work as a CPA. I began studying Spanish with Language Trainers in November of 2013.
Language Trainers: And why did you begin studying Spanish? What were your reasons and goals?
Bob Busch: Ten years ago, I was living in Guatemala. I became conversationally proficient, but after I left I did not keep practicing. Although I should have. In Tampa we have several stations that broadcast the same shows —including news programs—in both English and Spanish. I began because I wanted to be conversationally fluent again.
Language Trainers: So, why did you choose Language Trainers?
Bob Busch: My employer found the company and picked my program for me.
Language Trainers: And did you find Language Trainers helpful?
Bob Busch: Yes, the program has been extremely helpful.
Language Trainers: What was the most helpful part about the course?
Bob Busch: My teacher has been the most helpful and useful. My challenge isn’t vocabulary, it’s conversational: I can hear a word that I know, but still not recognize it immediately. My teacher helps me overcome this.
Language Trainers: Do you think you would recommend Language Trainers?
Bob Busch: Yes. Yes, I would recommend Language Trainers!
Language Trainers: And on a final note, what’s your favorite new expression in Spanish?
Bob Busch: Well, I’d be better off not to say. It’s a funny expression, but after translating it literally to English, I might get slapped!