Your trainer is your key to successful learning. We work with only
the best and every member of our team is personally interviewed by the
founder of the business.
Highest Calibre of Trainers
All our trainers are fully qualified and experienced in teaching
languages to adults. Most are native-speakers; some are not, but are
qualified to degree or post-graduate level and have experience of
living and/or working in the target country.
Our approach is personal and friendly and the trainers are matched
carefully to the clients' needs and environment.
We are proud of our team and realize that the high volume of repeat
business is due to the quality and commitment of our trainers.
Sabine has delivered French and Spanish language training to
Language Matters' clients within the Thames Valley continuously for 14
years. She has an MA in Spanish Language, Literature and Civilisation
from the Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux III and a teaching
qualification in Adult and Further Education. She has also taught in
Adult Education and for the Ministry of Defence. A tremendously popular
trainer with a great personality, Sabine always goes the extra mile to
deliver outstanding courses. In her spare time Sabine loves walking and cooking, not just French recipes! She is also a very keen reader.
is an absolutely exceptional teacher in an international
corporate environment. My customers have provided excellent feedback
and I would have not been equipped to deliver this level of support
without the insight into France and French customs and manners which
Sabine has given me.
Renato Iarossi – Customer
language trainer and translator, Rob has a degree in Applied Linguistics
from the Institute for Foreign Language Professions in Munich (Sprachen-
und Dolmetscherinstitut) in English, Russian and German; he also has the
Diploma in Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists and a
graduate teaching qualification. Rob has many years' experience of
in-company language training, has worked as a Russian language trainer
and interpreter for the German Army and acted as Lead Tutor for Language
Matters on an intensive German Language and Cultural Awareness Course
for the Ministry of Defence. He is a team player and an enthusiastic and
results-oriented tutor with excellent interpersonal skills and a dynamic
teaching style. Surprisingly for a German, Rob plays the Scottish Highland bagpipes, he enjoys travelling in Africa and takes photography very seriously. He has been known to play German rock music to his students during the break!
enthusiastic and motivating approach has really helped build my confidence. He is always well-prepared for the sessions and his careful planning ensures that we cover all areas – speaking, listening, writing and reading in German. He also has the ability to spot weaknesses and produce exercises to address those weaknesses. The tutoring sessions are very enjoyable and a highlight of my week.
Lisa le Vesconte – Elite
Service Manager, Global Services,
Originally from Aix-en-Provence, with a Spanish mother and French father, Isabelle is a talented linguist (English, French, Spanish); she has a degree in English and a qualification in Teaching French as a Foreign Language from the Université de Lettres d'Aix en Provence. She has over 20 years' experience of providing general and business language training to companies from all sectors and has also provided training for the Alliance Française and the Institut Français. With excellent interpersonal skills and a bubbly personality, Isabelle is a popular trainer, who consistently receives excellent feedback from her clients. Never one to sit still for too long, Isabelle’s passions are long distance running and Jazzercise dance classes!
is the best teacher I have ever had. She is
skilled at explaining complicated French grammar and she can always
give explanations when equivalent expressions in English are not
available. She is a lovely person and it is a pleasure to have her
as my tutor.
Hans Rechert – Applications
Icore (Zodiac Aerospace)
French-native speaker from Brussels, Sarah has a Masters in European
Studies and International Politics from the Centre d'Etudes des
Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Brussels. She has taught
French and Italian at the European Commission and the European
Parliament, as well as to executives in companies in Brussels,
Strasbourg and the UK. Sarah is an enthusiastic, professional language trainer, whose clients consistently provide us with excellent feedback. Sarah loves dancing and Zumba and more sedate pastimes include cooking, reading and watching rugby.
Sarah has been fantastic in helping me with my French understanding and conversation through her structured and enthusiastic approach. She very quickly established a good routine for me and adapted her teaching style to align with my natural learning style. I now have a much greater confidence to speak in French and with a much improved understanding of grammar find writing and reading far easier to do. Each week is a very enjoyable and enriching experience from which my confidence in French is growing.
Chris Wilson – Managing
Director, Gloucester Site,
A qualified translator and language trainer, Marie is a French
native speaker, who also has fluency in Spanish and English. She has a BA
in Spanish from the Université de Poitiers and holds the Diploma in
Translation from the Chartered Institute of Linguists, as well as the
Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Law). She is a popular French
language trainer who is skilled at delivering courses both face-to-face
and remotely. She has taught in companies and Adult Education and
also delivered intensive courses for the Ministry of Defence.
experience, Marie is an excellent, friendly, relaxed trainer. She
has a great ability to engage and to determine very quickly
the level at which the conversation and exercises should be set.
Consequently I have been able to respond and participate in
conversations with confidence and have genuinely enjoyed
our sessions together. I look forward to the sessions to
Blair King – Programme
Avid Technology Europe Ltd
French to degree level and lived and worked as a tutor of English as a
Foreign Language in Latin America, Judith speaks French and Spanish, as
well as her native English. She has an excellent knowledge of languages
and language learning and a sincere enthusiasm for helping her clients
to achieve their objectives. She is skilled at delivering language
training both face-to-face and remotely. Judith's passion is music and she attends live gigs whenever possible. She is also interested in aikido and enjoys outdoor pursuits such as kayaking, cycling and walking.
was hard understanding native speakers and I felt under stress. I
was worried about not understanding after a second repeating or a
third. Things changed after training with Judith started.
It took about three minutes for Judith to realize my English level
and prepare a plan for our first lesson. She trained me for one
month and her flexible methods always provided the
best results. I felt that every lesson was just the exact
thing I needed for my normal work with native speakers. I
am now continuing my training back in Moscow with another great
Language Matters trainer, Brandon. Many thanks for opening the gate
to the English world!
Denis Mesyats – EMEA
Technical Support Engineer, Moscow,
A dynamic and results-oriented trainer of English as a Foreign
Language, Una holds the Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign
Language from the University of London and Paris as well as the Diploma
in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. She is an examiner for the
Cambridge Exams. She has many years' experience of teaching at all
levels in Turkey, France and Portugal, as well as in the UK. A particularly
warm person, Una always goes the extra mile to exceed her clients'
expectations. In her spare time Una loves Zumba, painting and visiting exhibitions.
enjoyed learning English with Una. She is an excellent
teacher and a warm and caring person, her general
cultural knowledge is awesome. She always tries to make
classes relevant, using a variety of materials and discussion topics
to keep you interested. What I have appreciated most about Una's
tuition is the focus on my specific needs rather
than a general 'one size fits all' approach: the positive and
supportive approach to using the language from the very beginning
and the ability to come away from a session feeling that it was
greatly beneficial. She really helped me to improve my knowledge of
the language. I feel much more comfortable knowing the words,
etiquette and some idioms of local English speakers.
Derege Zenbe – Systems
Specialist IT, Pinewood Studios,
from Iraq, Hussain is a professional linguist who holds the Institute of
Linguists Diploma in Public Service Interpreting. Hussain has over
twenty years' experience of translating, interpreting and teaching
Arabic as a Foreign Language to the Ministry of Defence, the Met Police
and a number of UK-based companies. He is passionate about sharing this
colourful language and its culture with his clients, who consistently
provide us with outstanding feedback on his courses. In his free time Hussain enjoys bird watching, maintaining his tropical fish, reading and walking, as well as travelling and socialising, particularly with people from various cultural backgrounds.
Hazel holds a BA Hons in Linguistics and English Language and a MA
in Linguistics and Language Corpora from the University of Leeds. She is
a professional journalist and copywriter, who regularly writes for the
Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, The Times and The Independent as well
as a number of quality magazines, including in-flight magazines and
educational publications. She combines this work with teaching English
and delivering English communication skills and media training
workshops. Hazel is passionate about helping her clients improve their
English for general and business purposes. Hazel’s big passion is music: she sings, plays both the violin and guitar, and also enjoys stand-up comedy – that's watching it, not performing!
is absolutely buzzing about yesterday's session, thank you! It's
great that they're enthusiastic about continuing the learning too
and I'm happy to support this for as long as it takes.
Naomi Button – Learning
Mamas and Papas
experienced trainer of English as a Foreign Language and English
Communication Skills, Robin majored in drama and media at university and
she is qualified to teach English as a Foreign Language. She delivers
one-to-one training and group Communication Skills workshops to both
foreign and native speakers of English. The training is tailored to the
individual client's needs, but common areas for development include
public speaking, structuring and delivering presentations, pronunciation
and enunciation, as well as non-verbal communication skills. Robyn is
experienced in preparing candidates for the Cambridge English exams and
IELTS. Robin has delivered English courses to Language Matters clients
including Nestlé, Diageo and Motorola for many years and her clients are
always delighted with her courses. When Robin is not teaching, she loves acting, going to the theatre or doing yoga.
is enjoying her classes with Robin and her English is improving a
Rob Cooper – Diageo