Depoimentos de clientes
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”Estou amando minhas aulas de italiano, muito organizado o trabalho de vcs”Curso de Italiano em Santos
”Venho o professor Marcus da Fonte. Além de extremamente qualificado para as aulas, ele se mostrou sempre comprometido com nosso aprendizado além de condescendente com nossos horários.”Curso de Sueco em Rio de Janeiro
” Destaco o trabalho do Professor Enrico, que sempre foi extremamente pontual.”Curso de Italiano em Guarulhos
”O fato do Gustavo ser um falante nativo ajudou nas correções das pronúncias.”Curso de Inglês em Belém
”Nos aprovamos o professor Djalma com louvor. ”Curso de Japonês em Juiz de Fora
”A professora Sandra é ótima e super atenciosa. Super recomendo o trabalho dela.”Curso de Espanhol em Guarulhos
”O curso foi ótimo, e deu aos nossos funcionários a oportunidade de crescer fora do horário comercial normal. Vamos continuar a usar a sua empresa como um parceiro daqui para frente”Curso de Inglês em Indianapolis, International Aerospace Tubes
”Considero a sua empresa a ser extremamente útil para satisfazer as necessidades da minha filha de 12 anos que está aprendendo japonês. Eu recomendo a qualquer um.”Curso de Japonês em Nova York, Executivo Sênior de Contas, PepsiCo
”Angelica, minha professora, fez um bom trabalho trazendo termos relacionados aos negócios / escritório, e as ensinando de uma forma prática e incorporada com a aprendizagem em geral.”Curso de Alemão em Portland, Mecatrônica (TP / EMD), Daimler
”Os procedimentos da Language Trainers foram bastante fáceis. Ser capaz de coordenar as aulas com o professor que tem relativa autonomia foi uma grande ajuda.”Curso de Italiano em Long Island, Extended Care Health Services
”As aulas foram maravilhosas. O professor foi ótimo e atencioso e altamente recomendado.”Curso de Alemão em Chicago
”Lila está absolutamente satisfeita por ter um excelente professor de Inglês! Pontos positivos também para a seleção de alguém que fala fluentemente russo para ajudai ainda mais Lila, para aquelas raras ocasiões em que a tradução pode beneficiar a aquisição de vocabulário. Bem feito!”Curso de Inglês em Orlando
”Nossa professora, Catherine, tem sido muito paciente com o nosso louco cronograma de trabalho, e nos mantém envolvidos e encorajados a continuar o nosso objetivo de aprender espanhol.”Curso de Espanhol em Houston, NCC
”Eu tenho somente postos positivo para ressaltar a respeito do meu professor Peter e a Language Trainers.”Curso de Tcheco em San Francisco
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Estudo de casos de professores
Language Taught: Inglês
Years of teaching experience: 20
What language do you teach, and why did you choose teaching as your career?
Teaching was one of my careers, and the other was public policy and advocacy, with extensive writing. I chose teaching because I felt that I would be good at it, and I wanted to reach people in ways that I'd rarely been reached when I was a student. I particularly like to teach upper-level English to adult professionals because we discuss topics of mutual interest, like social policy, the work place, current events, the arts and literature. I love teaching writing in particular, and have many years of professional writing experience.
Where did you study, and how long have you been teaching, and what age group do you usually teach?
I studied at Ohio Wesleyan University, the University of Madrid, George Washington University and Colgate University. I have taught students from ages 13 to maybe 45. I was a classroom Spanish and English teacher in public and private high schools, and also taught at George Washington and Southeastern Universities. In my second career I conducted workshops on Congress and how to have an impact on public policy.
What do you look for in a student?
I look for clarity of why the student wants to improve his/her English; how he or she will use it. I look for someone with interest in discussing topics in the above-mentioned areas. And I look for someone willing to put some time beyond our tutoring sessions into study.
What should students expect in you as a teacher?
Students should expect a well-rounded adult with a lot of experience in teaching, writing and public policy analysis who listens well and tailors the sessions to the student's needs and interests.
Describe your favorite teaching experience with Language Trainers:
I have had only two students, and enjoyed both of them tremendously. One was a middle-aged German male executive in a high tech firm with two children and a diplomat wife. The other was a young Chinese female accountant who has many, many interests and was willing to read American classics to discuss them.
Estudo de caso de clientes
”We wanted to come to Peru with the confidence we could have small conversations with the people here. We knew that not only would it be helpful, but it would also enhance our experience and make us get more out of the trip.”Spanish for an Amazon Adventure
Tarran Kent-Hume and Olie Hunter Smart are two adrenaline-seeking adventurers who have dared to take on the western hemisphere’s longest and largest river, the Amazon. For five months, the two will be kayaking the 6,500 kilometer course of this gigantic, unpredictable river. While planning the adventure, the two enrolled in a 10-session online class with Language Trainers to learn Spanish before heading to South America. We caught up with them to chat about their trip and their experience with our online Spanish course.
LT: Good afternoon guys, how are you?
Olie Hunter Smart: Hi, we’re good, thanks! We’re currently in Lima, the first stop on our trip, and just finished a Google Hangout with a bunch of kids to talk to them about traveling and our adventure.
Tarran Kent-Hume: We’ll be here until Sunday or Monday and then we’ll be packing up and beginning the first part of our adventure at the Mantaro River here in Peru.
LT: Wow, I can imagine you’re excited about your upcoming kayak adventure down the Amazon! I know you’re probably busy with preparations so thanks for taking the time to chat. Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves and the adventure? We’ve been reading about your project and we’d love to hear more.
Tarran Kent-Hume: After six years as an investment banking headhunter, I knew I needed to make a change. I just turned 30 a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to do something big. I’m an adventurer: I practice Muay Thai fighting, I’ve climbed Mont Blanc, and now it’s onto conquering the Amazon. While I was in Thailand, I became fascinated by the rivers there and since I’d never been to South America, I figured the Amazon was the perfect next stop.
Olie Hunter Smart: When I was 18, I went to the Belizean jungle and it blew my mind. The scale of the trees and the peacefulness of it all really captivated me. I have been working in advertising in London for the past 10 years and wasn’t liking it. I thought there must be more than sitting behind a desk. Then I went traveling through Russia and South America with my girlfriend – it was incredible! When I got back, however, I went straight back into the world of advertising and got into the internal politics again, ending up right back where I was. I thought, “Nope! Can’t do this!” I needed to escape and live my life properly. I went camping with a guy who knew Tarran was going to be kayaking the Amazon and two weeks later, I met him and we began planning this trip together.
LT: So that’s why you began studying Spanish, right? To prepare for this trip?
Tarran Kent-Hume: Yes, we wanted to come to Peru with the confidence we could have small conversations with the people here. We knew that not only would it be helpful, but it would also enhance our experience and make us get more out of the trip. Also, if you speak someone’s language, they’re a lot more likely to help you out.
LT: What was your Spanish level beforehand?
Tarran Kent-Hume: I didn’t know much Spanish at all.
Olie Hunter Smart: Since I had traveled around South America before, I knew some and could understand when people talked. But it was frustrating because I didn’t know how to respond – I couldn’t put sentences together.
LT: And now that you’ve finished the course, how has your Spanish improved?
Tarran Kent-Hume: The classes helped massively. Plus we received homework outside the course which helped us process what we learned. We would write in Spanish and put thought into what we were writing, how to structure sentences and what we wanted to say. I know how to order food, ask for directions, and have short conversations with people – before I couldn’t do that!
Olie Hunter Smart: Right, and I liked that the class was more about conversing than specific vocabulary words. That really helped me get better.
LT: That’s great to hear. Have you been putting your new language skills to use?
Tarran Kent-Hume: Yes, in the past few days we’ve really been immersed. I listen to what people are saying and can pull out words I recognize, and piece together a response.
Olie Hunter Smart: Our knowledge of Spanish has already helped us out a lot here in Lima but it’s going to prove invaluable in the more rural parts where no one speaks English.
LT: What was your favorite part about your classes with us?
Tarran Kent-Hume: I liked that we could take the class together and online. After the class ended each time, I’d call Olie and we’d review our notes, converse in Spanish to practice, and talk about the homework.
Olie Hunter Smart: And our teacher was great. She knew why we wanted to learn Spanish and helped us make a list of keywords and phrases to know. For example, we know how to say “Please don’t shoot!” if we need to use it.
LT: Would you recommend Language Trainers in the future?
Olie Hunter Smart: Yeah, I would. We learned a lot in the short time we had. It has given me the confidence to talk a bit more and not rely on other people while I’m traveling.
Tarran Kent-Hume: Definitely – I already have recommended Language Trainers!
LT: One last question – do you have a favorite word or expression that you learned in Spanish?
Tarran Kent-Hume: “Vivir” – to live. It’s so beautiful and it has to be my favorite Spanish word.
Olie Hunter Smart: “Mañana” – tomorrow, why? Because everything that happens here happens mañana.