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
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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: Greek
Years of teaching experience: 18+
Language Trainers: Hi, Maria! Please can you tell us a little about you and your professional background?
Maria: My name is Maria and I have taught online for Language Trainers since April 2020. As a native Greek speaker, I offer language teaching services in Greek but both my professional training and background involve teaching English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Language Trainers: Wow, you’re quite the polyglot, then! What are some of your qualifications?
Maria: Having a genuine passion for language learning and constant development, I completed an undergraduate degree (a BA in Translation and Interpreting with French and Spanish at the University of East Anglia) and a postgraduate degree (European Master’s in Translation and Interpreting at Swansea University) in the UK, where I spent a large part of my adult life as a student and employee. Also, I have professional teaching qualifications from the University of Cambridge, Instituto Cervantes and the French Ministry of Education.
Language Trainers: And how did you come to work with Language Trainers?
Maria: Actually, Language Trainers kindly approached me. At first, they suggested I carry out a 30-minute taster with a potential student and I was more than happy to address their request as I immediately thought it would be an ideal opportunity for me to put all my language knowledge to very good use. Having established a well-determined career path in the translation and interpreting market, I seized the opportunity to work alongside a language teaching provider which would gladly live up to the expectations of any professional in the field.
Language Trainers: Well, you obviously did well and were contracted to work with the company. What have you enjoyed most about it?
Maria: I love conveying my language knowledge to people of all ages, origins and cultural backgrounds who are always eager to learn, regardless of their country of residence and place of work. In that respect, every time I was in need of immediate assistance, Language Trainers has been kind enough to offer valuable support by liaising me with members of staff to assist me with organising my materials, resolving any issues encountered during my classes, and always providing useful guidance through their dedicated advice team that comprises a wide range of industry professionals i.e. course coordinators, academic advisors etc.
Language Trainers: You mentioned that you primarily teach online. Some people worry they will not get the same benefit by learning virtually as when student and teacher are in the same room. What do you think about this?
Maria: Students who study their preferred language online should expect the results to be no different from those who learn through face-to-face classes. In fact, having taught professionally for quite a few years now, I can confirm that, on some occasions, my online students demonstrated greater achievements than those receiving in-person tutoring. One major advantage to online classes is that the teaching material can be better monitored and recorded. This ensures both the student and the tutor have a better understanding of the performance goals and, more importantly, the variety, form and quality of the teaching resources is practically infinite. Apart from the traditional textbook, students can benefit from a huge variety of internet sources, ranging from up-to-date grammar and vocabulary websites to online video streaming and speaking and listening practice material.
Language Trainers: If you had to summarise your time with Language Trainers, what would you say?
Maria: Overall, if I had to choose one word in order to describe my experience working with Language Trainers so far, that would be “exceptional”. As the great philosopher Aristotle once said, “Teaching is the highest form of understanding.”
Client Case Studies
” Language Trainers is a great platform for people who are completely new to a language and the flexibility of being able to have lessons online and at different times was amazing. I think you are an excellent option for people who have busy lifestyles but really want to make a start in learning a language”Dutch Flemish: A Birthday Surprise
Language Trainers: Hi, Kate! It’s great to speak with you today! Would you mind starting off by telling us a bit about you?
Kate: Hi, of course! I am an international recruitment consultant living in London, but I lived in Prague for 3 years previously, working for an international company. I find I have a very diverse mix of nationalities around me all the time and am constantly surrounded by different languages. My mother is also fluent in French and German, so languages have always been a big part of my life!
Language Trainers: It sounds like you had a lot of languages you could have chosen to study, then! Which one did you settle on with us?
Kate: I contacted Language Trainers because I wanted to study Dutch Flemish. My motivation was my boyfriend, who is Belgian, and I wanted to surprise him for his birthday [Laughs]
Language Trainers: That’s so sweet! I bet he loved that! Why did you choose Language Trainers?
Kate: Language Trainers has really positive reviews and I liked that I could have a taster lesson first before committing to anything. The flexibility was also really important to me as I have quite a demanding job, so being able to find a teacher who could fit the lessons around my schedule was super helpful, as well as being able to have lessons remotely.
Language Trainers: I’m delighted we could be so accommodating. So, Language Trainers was worth it, would you say?
Kate: Yes, for sure. It was great for me as a complete beginner. I really liked the flexibility of the lessons, the ability to go back over things that I had initially found difficult and that my teacher, Chris, was so amazingly kind and patient, even when I wasn't so patient with myself!
Language Trainers: If it makes you feel any better, I think every student feels moments of frustration when learning a language. It’s one reason we try so hard to find such experienced and good-mannered trainers. With everything you mentioned in mind, what was the most helpful part of the course?
Kate: Chris could easily see in each class how much I had absorbed from the previous lesson and I liked that he didn't overwhelm me with information. We went at a pace that worked for me and often revisited lessons as needed. I have certainly noticed an improvement in my understanding of Dutch and it was hugely motivating to discover how much I could understand when with my boyfriend and his family.
Language Trainers: And what's been your most rewarding experience from all this?
Kate: I would say the confidence it has given me to keep going with Dutch, even when it seems really challenging. It was also really satisfying to see my progress as the lessons went on and that Chris was enjoying my progress with me.
Language Trainers: That’s wonderful! It’ll be great to get to know them even better! Well, it sounds like you have had a great learning experience, but would you recommend Language Trainers to others?
Kate: Yes absolutely. Language Trainers is a great platform for people who are completely new to a language and the flexibility of being able to have lessons online and at different times was amazing. I think you are an excellent option for people who have busy lifestyles but really want to make a start in learning a language.
Language Trainers: And finally, what's your favourite Dutch Flemish expression that you like to use?
Kate: “Ik ben zo blij”, which means “I am so happy!”
Language Trainers: An excellent choice! Thank you so much, Kate!
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