About Language Trainers
Language Trainers specialise in one-to-one and small group language training for business people and busy individuals who need language skills for work, travel and family needs.
Run by the directors and administrative team in London, Language Trainers coordinate a worldwide (all over the UK and Ireland, and in major cities in the rest of the world) team of qualified, native speaker language teachers. The Head Office is responsible for administration, recruitment, course development and materials, and academic support for the teachers.
The directors have nearly 35 years of experience in language training and learning and speak many languages between them.
Locally-based to reduce travel time and expense, e.g. a Spanish course in Bristol will be taught by a Spanish teacher living in the Bristol area, an Arabic course in Dubai will be taught by an Arabic teacher living in Dubai.
Language Trainers is a trading name of Brighton Early Ltd (registered in England and Wales as Company No. 4900290 and VAT No. 866780964).
Alexis Sheldon, MA
Favourite Language: Brazilian Portuguese and Russian
Alexis started teaching English 19 years ago, and has taught in Israel, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil and Argentina; as well as in the UK where he has been Director of a Summer Language School. Until the end of 2003, he managed the corporate training division which he established at another leading UK nationwide language school. Alexis also runs Translation Central, a document translation agency and Fast Lane SEO, a multilingual SEO company.
Jon Pokroy, MA
Favourite Language: German
For 15 years, Jon has been working in Spain, Germany, and London, training executives in English for Specific Purposes and developing courses for Specific Purposes for corporations, universities and the British Council, as well as examining IELTS students. Jon is also a proficient web programmer, specialising in ASP, .NET, and database design, and is also a very experienced squash teacher.
Favourite Language: Spanish
Valeria has previous experience teaching Portuguese and English, as well as her native Spanish. She helps to handle the organisation and administration of hundreds of language courses in a huge variety of different languages.
Favourite Language: English and Spanish
Mariana is a native Spanish speaker with a passion for the English language. After achieving her degree in Advertising and Marketing at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, she decided that she wanted to be part of a multinational company, to be in contact with people all around the world, and to help people achieve their goals. Carla works as a Human Resources Assistant, and she speaks to hundreds of teachers every day.
Favourite Language: Spanish and French
Carla is a native Spanish speaker who helps the company recruit teachers depending on the needs of clients. She started working for Language Trainers after finishing her university degree in Business Management at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario. She is currently studying psychology, which is one of her biggest passions, along with meeting new people and absorbing new cultures.
I wanted to learn some Spanish before hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain this summer. Not only did Jorge cover all the basics with me, but we even went over some maps together, and he made sure I really had all my directions down pat. Now I'll not only be able to find a place to crash, but I'll be able to have a chat with the locals over a bottle of wine, too.