See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”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.”French course in Toronto, VP Digital - Canada, BBC Advertising, BBC
”The students are enjoying the courses and like the one on one with the teacher”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
”My tutor has been very helpful about customizing lessons around our needs.”Vietnamese course in Toronto, Lawyer, Ballantyne Yates llp
”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
”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. 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.”French course in Guelph
”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.”Spanish course in Brampton, Retail Ready Foods
”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 look forward to the rest of the program.”Hebrew course in London
”My teacher is great! I like how I am progressing and I always look forward to the next class.”Spanish course in Halifax
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”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
”It’s been so nice to get some of my Japanese back and I really like my instructor! ”Japanese course in Guelph
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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!