About Language Trainers
Since 2004, Language Trainers has provided business and non-business clients from all over the United Kingdom, Ireland and the world with personalised language lessons.
We tailor every course to address each customer’s distinctive preferences, objectives and schedule. With Language Trainers, our clients learn whichever language they want to know, no matter how uncommon it may be, at a time and place that suits them.
Each year, we supply 2,000+ COURSES in OVER 80 LANGUAGES to MORE THAN 5,000 STUDENTS in 250+ CITIES and OVER 15 COUNTRIES
So, after our dedicated team of academic and language experts learn where our customers want to have their lessons, whether at home, the office or in a public place (or online if that is more convenient), they will locate a qualified and experienced tutor to help the client achieve their specific goals.
The Language Trainers Journey
From preparing to pass an official language exam to learning essential vocabulary for an upcoming business trip, our skilled and native teachers have assisted thousands of satisfied individuals, closed groups and professional clients all over the world with achieving their learning aims.
Language Trainers is the preferred supplier of many multinational enterprisesBrowse our complete international client list
Lastly, we are a language training company you can rely on! Language Trainers is listed with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP), accredited by ELCAS (Ministry of Defence), certified by ISO 9001:2015 and rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau.
So, wherever you are located and whichever language you want to learn, we guarantee all our services will uphold regulatory and customer care requirements and to strive for continual improvement.
Any language, anytime, anywhere (and online)
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.
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.
The directors have nearly 35 years of experience in language training and learning and speak many languages between them.
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, Cert. TEFL
A Cambridge University graduate (BA Hons Social & Political Science), Alexis speaks English, fluent Russian and Portuguese, good French, Italian, and Spanish, and elementary Mandarin Chinese and Hebrew. A qualified TEFL teacher, Alexis also holds an MA in Tourism Management from Brighton University.
Alexis has over 20 years teaching experience in schools from Israel to Ukraine and was previously responsible for the corporate training division of a leading UK language school. His other projects include Translation Central, a translation services agency and Fast Lane SEO, a multilingual SEO agency.
Jon Pokroy, BA, Dip. TEFL
A Cambridge University graduate (BA Hons Philosophy), Jon is also an experienced English teacher, having worked in Spain, Germany and London for over 16 years. Jon speaks English, and fluent German and Spanish. Jon holds a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the world renowned International House training center in London.
Jon has run training for executives in English for Specific Purposes and producing courses for Specific Purposes for corporations, universities and the British Council. Jon has also worked as an examiner for the British Council.
Richard Sheldon, MA, MBA
Richard brings more than 25 years of experience in finance, capital raising and strategy to Language Trainers. He has held management and CFO positions in both private and public companies including ECONnergy Energy Company, Concrete Inc., Weatherford Global Compression Services and ContextWeb. He is currently also the CFO at Complex Media. In addition, Richard was a business development executive at GE Capital and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company. Richard started his career at Arthur Andersen in London where he became a Chartered Accountant. Richard holds an MA from Oxford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
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Teacher Case Studies
Language Taught: Portuguese (Brazilian)
Years of teaching experience: 27
Language Trainers: Hi Marilisa! Thank you for speaking with me today. Before we discuss your experience with Language Trainers, please can you tell us why you chose a career in teaching, your qualifications and history, and which language you teach?
Marilisa: Hello! I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, which is the language I teach my students. Language and cultures are my passion, so I enjoy not only teaching my students but exchanging knowledge with them and learning from them, as well. I am a person who likes to help people, so I thought teaching would be a good opportunity to use my skills to benefit others. So, after graduating in Portuguese Literature and Language from PUC (Pontifícia Universidade do Paraná), I started teaching Year 1 classes. Later, I formed my own company and represented international language schools and helped prepare students who intended to study abroad.
Language Trainers: That’s excellent. It sounds like you were doing very well in your career. What attracted you to Language Trainers?
Marilisa: Language Trainers is a very professional and worldwide company that provides students with the opportunity to learn a whole array of languages from skilled teachers. This approach inspired me, and I am proud to work for them.
Language Trainers: That’s very kind of you to say. We are so pleased we could inspire you. What would you say is your favorite thing about working with Language Trainers?
Marilisa: I believe it is the company’s friendly, committed, and expert staff. They provide a lot of support to both the teachers and students.
Language Trainers: You mentioned we only work with highly skilled teachers, but what else should students expect from you as their teacher?
Marilisa: I would like your clients to know that I have a responsible and positive outlook in life. I am always looking to create new experiences in every language lesson, such as using games, music, quizzes, etc. to keep my students interested and engaged. In this way, I tailor my lessons to focus on each student’s needs, ensuring we both enjoy our time together and they get the most out of each opportunity.
Language Trainers: And conversely, what do you look for in the perfect student?
Marilisa: For me, commitment is the key to success, especially when it comes to learning a language. Specifically, "I want to" is different from "I need to," and when a student shows that he/she wants to learn a language, I immediately notice more passion and higher interest to learn about a new culture; both of which make the learning experience smoother and more successful.
Language Trainers: If you could highly your most memorable teaching experience with Language Trainers, what would it be?
Marilisa: During the unusual and difficult coronavirus period, Language Trainers solved a big problem of mine by making an essential coursebook available for download for one of my students. This is just one example of where Language Trainers has provided me with useful support materials, tips, and guides.
Language Trainers: We’re so glad we could be of help! Anything to make your job easier and more effective! It seems you really enjoy working with Language Trainers, but why do you think students should students enroll in a language course with us?
Marilisa: Language Trainers is a company that students can trust; they will always receive a very good and reliable service.
Language Trainers: We’re glad you think so, Marilisa! Last of all, please will you tell us a fun fact about the language you teach or your lessons?
Marilisa: Once, I had an adult student that just wanted to have conversation lessons and learn about the Brazilian culture. He enjoyed practicing his bilingualism, so despite me teaching the class almost entirely in Portuguese, he loved to answer my questions in English. Despite the language shift, he would always respond correctly. He was a lovely student!
Client Case Studies
” "I feel the course is personalised to my requirements and adapted to what I need"”Studying Portuguese to Help More Patients
Language Trainers: Good afternoon, Esther! Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Could you tell us a little about you and why you chose to learn a new language?
Esther: Sure. I work as a doctor and see patients from different nationalities. I decided to start learning Portuguese because I would like to communicate adequately with my Portuguese-speaking patients without the help of a translator. I believe this will improve the doctor-patient relationship and will increase patient adherence to treatments.
Language Trainers: And what attracted you to learn with Language Trainers?
Esther: I had taken previous courses with Language Trainers when I was studying German and I had a very good experience.
Language Trainers: That’s great to hear! What was your favourite thing about studying with Language Trainers?
Esther: I really appreciate the support I receive from their staff all the time. Their teachers are very well-trained and know how to keep pupils motivated as well. Also, all my teachers could always adapt to my needs.
Language Trainers: Would you say that that is the most helpful aspect of your course?
Esther: Absolutely. I feel the course is personalised to my requirements and adapted to what I need.
Language Trainers: And how has that worked out so far? Do you believe your language ability has improved?
Esther: Clearly and significantly. I have been able to speak with Portuguese people in the real world and the experience has been very good.
Language Trainers: Are there any other rewarding outcomes?
Esther: Totally. I have learned a new language and a new culture. This experience has opened new horizons to me.
Language Trainers: Do you think that is one of the reasons why students should enrol in a language course with Language Trainers?
Esther: Definitely. Studying a new language opens the door to a completely different world. Being able to communicate effectively with other people from different cultures is amazing and will enrich everybody’s experiences.
Language Trainers: Thank you for your testimony, Esther! Lastly, could you tell us which is your favourite word, phrase, or expression in your new language?
Esther: Muito obrigada!
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