Language Trainers Testimonials and Reviews from Clients
See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”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
” 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
”My lessons are going really well! Youmi is a wonderful teacher and I have nothing bad to say about her whatsoever: A+”Korean course in Edmonton
”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
”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 lessons are going well. Ariel is a pleasure to work with. His knowledge of the German language is quite extensive.”German course in Windsor
”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
”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
”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
” 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
”My Italian lessons are going really well. Elisabetta is an excellent instructor who always brings additional material to aid my understanding or for vocabulary/practice purposes. She doesn't limit lessons to the book, she prepares each class very well and is very responsible and structured with her teaching.”Italian course in Calgary
”Things continue to go very well with my Dutch lessons. There could be no better teacher than Peter – we are now in our 8th year and going strong.”Dutch course in Vancouver
”I chose Language Trainers as I found the company to be very efficient in all aspects of correspondence and starting the course. I am really enjoying my classes with Britta; not only is she a wonderful teacher, but a very lovely person also.”German course in Oakville
”My Spanish classes have been amazing. Kelly Costello is an incredible teacher.”Spanish course in Halifax, NS
”My Japanese lessons with Hiromi are great!”Japanese course in Guelph
”sadada”Afrikaans course in Halifax, NS
”The lessons are going great. Hiromi is a great teacher.”Japanese course in Guelph
”I began learning Dutch in 2012, with a view to acquiring a reading knowledge adequate for the purposes of a research project with which I was engaged at the time. Language Trainers provided exactly what I needed. As time went by, I became increasingly interested in Dutch for its own sake and I thought that I might like to speak as well as read it. Now, seven years later, in 2019, I continue to receive lessons from the outstanding teacher provided by Language Trainers at the outset. Throughout our association, the Language Trainers staff have been unfailingly efficient, prompt and supportive. Learning a language is a process that broadens and deepens continuously, and I look forward to following this fascinating process quite a bit further still.”Dutch course in Vancouver
”I've really enjoyed my lessons. Mariya is a great teacher. The first lesson went very well, though I'm a slow learner. Mariya was very patient with me...and with my cats, some of whom tried to 'help' me with my lesson!”Russian course in Mississauga
”I am very happy with Kasia and our classes. She’s fun to work with!”Polish course in Montreal
”I like Nora very much and I really enjoy working with her. She is a clear and concise communicator and very encouraging.”French course in Windsor
”The lessons are FABULOUS. Arman is great and my girlfriend was amazed when I could read to her in Russian. I will almost certainly continue after this contract.”Russian course in Montreal
”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
”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
”The Italian lessons are still going well. My teacher is great!”Italian course in Oakville
”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
”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
”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
”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
”Valentina is a perfect match. She is very knowledgeable and so sweet. My lessons with her are going great!”Spanish course in Brampton
”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
”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
”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
”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
”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 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
”My teacher is great! I like how I am progressing and I always look forward to the next class.”Spanish course in Halifax, NS
”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
”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
”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
” 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 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
”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
”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
”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
”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
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Teacher Case Studies
Language Taught: Bulgarian
Years of teaching experience: 26
What language do you teach, and why did you choose teaching as your career?
Well I began teaching at Sofia University immediately after I received my MA in Bulgarian studies. My major is literature, and I began focusing on language relatively recently in 2007. In that year, I became a Bulgarian instructor at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. I realized then that through language, I could do more for my culture. Being a Fulbrighter myself, I started teaching Bulgarian literature and culture to American Fellows at the Fulbright International Summer Institute in Bulgaria. For two years now, I teach also at the Bulgarian School in New York, HristoBotey. I actually came to New York with a perhaps too ambitious project to launch the first Bulgarian academic unit in the city and the Tristate area. This is to account for my visions and intentions –as I haven’t yet given up on this idea.
Where did you study, how long have you been teaching, and what age group do you usually teach?
My BA, two MAs (Bulgarian Studies; Cultural Studies) and my PhD (in Literary Theory) I got from Sofia University. I specialize in teaching BA, MA and PhD students but lately I’ve been teaching Bulgarian to children between 5 and 12 year old and also to people between 30 and 70 year old. The approaches are different, but the language is the same, so the challenges are not that unique. Kids learn faster, but men and women value the magic of learning a language more.
What do you look for in a student?
Curiosity; curiosity towards the “mystical” ability of every language to project a world that is not entirely the same. Bulgarian aspects of the verb, for example, always open a new horizon –it’s like an alternative reality, our system of tenses and moods. Diligence and seriousness unhampered by a sense of humor and lightness in approaching language’s strangeness are also important qualities. The most important moment is the “click,” this readiness to collaborate and interact with the teacher.
What should students expect in you as a teacher?
I believe that teaching a new language is an integral process that involves not only repetition, learning by heart, exercising, practicing, creating situations for students to identify/perform, etc. but also to get into language’s character, mentality, and worldview –to get to know the people who speak this language.
What is your favorite aspect of working with Language Trainers?
With Language Trainers, students are monitored and taken care of every step of the way. Not only are they meticulous to the very last detail, but they allow students to be involved in their own learning process every step of the way.
Do you have a favorite teaching experience?
My favorite teaching experience is the moment when I feel that the student has come to the point of entering the language. This is the moment when I discover that the student has already created intuitions, sense, and sensibility about their new language.
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!