Language Trainers Testimonials and Reviews from Clients
See some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”The German lessons are going well. Very organised and we have similar interests which helps with our connection. One of the big reasons why I chose Language Trainers was the availability of Skype lessons. When I saw that you offered both in-person and Skype lessons, I figured that one way or the other I'd be able to get something that would fit in with my schedule.”German course in Christchurch
”My teacher is very good and tailors the lessons to my needs and takes action regarding any feedback I give. My lessons are going very well. I have been taking Cantonese online for about a week now, and still cannot believe I am communicating in another language!”Cantonese course in Auckland
”I have been enjoying my lessons and very happy with things to date. I am very satisfied with the course. My teacher has been providing me with course materials and adapting the lessons to my progress as we go along. It is just making time to practice, practice, practice!”Afrikaans course in Wellington
”My teacher is patient and understanding, and you can tell it comes quite naturally to her. I chose Language trainers because of the one-on-one tutoring available and they could work with my schedule and I couldn't be happier!”German course in Christchurch
”The English courses are very good and my teacher is very good who takes times to explain and to answer all my questions! I have nothing to say except just thank you!”English course in Dunedin
”My first lesson was great! Thanks a lot.”English course in Auckland
”I'm happy with the course and the speed at which we are progressing.”German course in Christchurch
”I am very satisfied with the course, the content and speed with which we are going through with it is perfect. The tutor is professional and tailors the lessons to my preference well. Thank you!”Mandarin Chinese course in Perth
”We are really enjoying the lessons. Our trainer is doing a great job and we are learning a lot!”Dutch course in Perth
”My classes with Paula are going really well. She is an amazing teacher, very encouraging, and designs the classes according to my interests and needs. So, I am very happy with her.”Spanish course in Canberra
”I was extremely happy with what I learned. The whole experience has been great - very professional and enjoyable.”Greek course in Melbourne
” My instructor is fantastic and is very professional and thorough. She has a great grasp of English and Mandarin and has been very accommodating. ”Mandarin Chinese course in Canberra
”I have to say my wife and I are extremely satisfied with our Bulgarian teacher. The content and speed of the course has always been satisfactorily discussed with her. If a need has arisen to review or revise any of the topics, we have found it easy to discuss and implement. Regards, Nigel Hadgkiss”Bulgarian course in Melbourne
”Ha-Na is very vibrant and lively. Her teaching style is very interactive. She is always on time and maintains good communications via cell phone with me.”Korean course in Melbourne
”I am very satisfied with the course thus far, The content is good, and the pace we are going at is excellent!”Spanish course in Perth
”My teacher is excellent and really takes my needs into consideration.”Thai course in Brisbane
”We are moving in 4 weeks and are totally under the pump. The classes have allowed us to get a minimum level in Dutch which will help us to get by.”Dutch course in Sydney
”I have really been enjoying my lessons and the teacher is so great! I wanted a language course provider who would allow me to have more than one lesson a week and I'm so happy to have found Language Trainers.”Korean course in Perth
”The lessons are going very well and I’m happy with my teacher. Thank you!”Mandarin Chinese course in Brisbane
”On the first day, my teacher brought a variety of materials to assess my level and see what type of areas I wanted to focus on. From then on we discussed what I wanted to do in each following lesson and she even went out of her way and brought material that I hadn't thought of that proved incredibly relevant and useful for me. She asks what I would like to focus on in each lesson and she is great for allowing me to go at my own pace, or switch things between conversation and reviewing the material.”Japanese course in Sydney
”I need to learn Korean for my career and my course has been great. The instructor is patient and helpful.”Korean course in Gold Coast
”From the start, Vivian has made an outstanding effort in teaching me Mandarin. She goes out of her way to prepare interesting lessons each week, using PowerPoint presentations, handouts and videos. Each lesson is a balance of fun and learning, which has really helped me to improve my Mandarin. Vivian also assigns homework and assessments each week. Occasionally, we have an excursion as part of class; for example, going to a restaurant and only speaking in Mandarin. Thus, my Mandarin has improved dramatically over the past two years, which I attribute to Vivian's teaching skills and patience.”Mandarin Chinese course in Canberra
”My daughter's Greek teacher has been wonderful and I hope to continue the lessons for her through Language Trainers throughout 2018.”Greek course in Perth
”I am loving my course and the instructor is absolutely wonderful! I couldn't have asked for better. The textbook so far is also pretty handy. I love the fact that Language Trainers offers one-on-one tuition and is flexible regarding hours and the focus of the lessons. The personal attentiveness and efforts that I have received from my course coordinator to make sure I am getting the most out of my lessons have also been incredibly supportive and encouraging.”French course in Gold Coast
”The lessons have been good so far and we are enjoying them thus far. The teacher has been a very good fit for us, providing us with a course book which we use every lesson.”German course in Sunshine Coast
”The course is progressing at a very good pace. My Sensei provides answers to my many questions. She is extremely patient and understanding. The content is just right at the moment. I feel I am getting more confident speaking Japanese as the weeks progress.”Japanese course in Cairns
”In reference to my Arabic course, I couldn't have received a better teacher. He has done an excellent job in teaching me Arabic but also educating me on the history and origins of the Arabic language with reference to the Islamic culture.”Arabic course in Townsville
”I am loving my teacher, Kinda! I am learning so much and she's very accommodating. I have recommended Language Trainers highly to my work colleagues!”Arabic course in Melbourne
”Olena, our Russian teacher, is a really good match for our needs and I would highly recommend her.I chose Language Trainers because I found you online. You offerer Russian courses and I checked out your reviews to make sure that you were legit.”Russian course in Townsville
” So far my Italian lessons are going well, and Sonia is very helpful. I still have a long way to go with my learning but with Sonia's help I'm sure over time I will get a lot better.I havent had to study or learn like this in a long time so it was a bit scary at first, I also have to get use to go around my work schedule, but I think it will get easier once I start remembering everything Sonia is teaching me.After finally deciding to have someone teach me Italian I started looking online at what options were available. I eventually came across Language Trainers. I emailed you with some questions and Rachel helped me a lot with all the answers I needed. After that I thought Language Trainers would be a good option for me. ”Italian course in Wollongong
”Yes I am very pleased to have met Asne, my Norwegian teacher. She is very organised and is helping me a lot. ”Norwegian course in Perth
”Nusha is a really skilled teacher and easy to get along with. The lessons have surpassed my expectations.”Farsi course in Canberra
”So far I am getting a lot of enjoyment from the lessons and Orysia, my Ukrainian teacher, is very good. She is patient with my questions and the slow rate of getting the hang of the sounds for new symbols, new to me anyway.When I was looking for lessons I did a lot of searching and also read a lot of reviews. In my case I wanted 1-on-1 which is easier to get started. I also wanted to ensure that I was being taught by someone who was native or very close to it. Language Trainers was not the cheapest option but I am happy with my choice. ”Ukrainian course in Melbourne
”I am very happy with Aylin. She is a great Turkish teacher and a lovely person who is very encouraging. I chose Language trainers for the convenience of having teachers come to your home. That was the deciding factor for me. I chose Language trainers for the convivence that the teachers can come to your home, that was the deciding factor for me. ”Turkish course in Melbourne
”The course is going really well and Madyan is a very good Arabic teacher.I chose Language Trainers Australia because I had heard some good reviews from people who had worked with your company before”Arabic course in Townsville
”My Mandarine Chinese lessons are going well so far. I'm enjoying the content and Yao is very good at explaining everything to me. She is patient as I try to get the right tones. When I was looking for a place to study Chinese online, your company was one of the first to appear on Google. I really liked the fact that I could study in Geelong and not have to travel to Melbourne which seemed like this is what I would have had to do If I had chosen another option.”Mandarin Chinese course in Geelong
”I do appreciate that I have been given the opportunity to study Persian. As someone who SUPPOSED TO speak it, the fact that I don't was always a great humiliation for me. Now, I can say that I achieved a sort of self-salvation, and that is not an overstatement. So MANY THANKS, I mean it. The last couple of months with you and my tutor were amazing and I really enjoyed that. I shall contact you again once I am ready for further studies. Thank you again and I wish you all the best.”Farsi course in Melbourne
” I am very happy with the course. Risa is a very good tutor and I have been learning quite well. It is challenging, but the speed is fine and I am retaining most of what I learn by revising it in between lessons and also by practicing speaking with the staff at my local Thai restaurant. It has been a very good experience so far!”Thai course in Brisbane
”I contacted Language Trainers Australia via their easy to use website as I wanted to learn basic Russian prior to travelling to Moscow. They tailored a package to suit my requirements and found a teacher that was able to provide lessons in a style that matched my learning preferences. Language Trainers Australia are very adaptive and lessons were able to be rescheduled when required to fit with changes in my availability. Above all, the learning experience was both effective and fun.The lessons are going great. We held the first lesson at my office, and then the second one at my apartment, as the library option at Palmerston is not a viable option for learning (we did not have an area that enable good learning outcomes). Olga is happy with this. Olga has been more than accommodating, and after the first couple of lessons has worked out the best learning techniques and is working to those strengths. She has sent plenty of follow up links for learning outside of the actual scheduled lesson times also. I chose Language Trainers as you came up in a Google search. After having a little read of information on your website, I decided to see if you could assist. ”Russian course in Darwin
”We were given our course book on Tuesday by Carlo and our lessons are going very well. We are enjoying practicing to speak in Italian throughout our lessons. Carlo is extremely comprehensive and knowledgable of grammatical rules which adds another dimension to our studies. We are still in the early stages and are both still trying to wrap our heads around the rules of the language but Carlo is being very understanding and helpful in every way possible.We chose Language Trainers to study Italian as we felt attending an Italian school/classes in Perth is very difficult, especially working with both our schedules and the location of these classes do not work for us. The opportunity to have a personal teacher come to our home on the day that we choose is extremely valuable for us. We are both very serious about learning Italian and wanted the one-on-one teacher style that no other school was able to provide. Also, the chance for my mum to study with me for free was very important when choosing Language Trainers.”Italian course in Perth
”My Korean lessons are going great. Ji Hee and I get along very well. I'm so glad that I have a teacher who understands the way I learn and who can be patient with me. If she sees me struggling with something she won't hesitate to explain it in a different way so that I can understand.”Korean course in Melbourne
”The lessons are going really well. Saad is a great Arabic instructor, and I’m learning a lot. I chose Language Trainers because your tutors come to me, which is helpful for me. ”Arabic course in Perth
”I was very impressed with Language Trainer's website. We have had two lessons so far and they are going very well. Our teacher is very knowledgeable and is patient with me which is excellent and her lessons are structured and she knows what she wants to teach. Thanks!”Greek course in Adelaide
”I have been happy with the speed and content of the course and my teacher is great!”Spanish course in Melbourne
”I am almost half-way through my private Spanish beginner classes with Language Trainers Australia. I am learning a lot and I am really enjoying the experience. Language Trainers was able to match me really well with my tutor finding one who speaks the same languages that I speak. He can relate his explanations about Spanish to the other languages. This is helping me a lot. Also, my tutor adapts his pace very well to my progress. He is patient answering my questions and has a sense of humour! Excellent!”Spanish course in Melbourne
”In all honesty, the course has been phenomenal. No feedback necessary. My trainer is extremely captivating in personality and adaptable to the learning environments we often find ourselves. It’s a fruitful experience and I always leave feeling better and more confident in my ability to speak Spanish. I like the homework because it forces me to study the language, which arguably, is the only way to get better and truly learn a language (practice, practice, practice). I’m not from Australia, so I googled places to learn a language and your organization came up. Several other advertisements did as well, but yours seemed the most legit. The service is definitely worth the price and I will be sad to leave it!”Spanish course in Darwin
”Things are going very well! I've just had my third class and am starting to put words together to create small sentences. Vanja is a great Croatian teacher. She is very patient, understanding, and very supportive.I chose Language Trainers because I was looking for Croatian classes and your website had a lot of great reviews about your services.”Croatian course in Perth
”Grace is awesome she is such a good Polish teacher. I'm really happy with the course so far.”Polish course in Melbourne
”My son's Chinese is progressing nicely and his teacher is excellent. Thanks!”Mandarin Chinese course in Canberra
”We are really enjoying our lessons. The teacher is great and is really challenging us with where we need to start learning from and I personally feel that I have gained a lot of knowledge and confidence with the language already in the two lessons we have done. She has been absolutely wonderful and is flexible around scheduling our classes to fit in with 5 people (which is no easy feat). She is also a very patient and caring teacher who really takes her time to ensure that we are all learning correctly and at the level we are at. I cannot speak highly enough of her.”Italian course in Gold Coast
”Just to confirm that today was our last class in our 20 hour Arabic course. We were very happy with the service provided by the Language Trainers and in particularly our trainer. He is very professional and friendly. We are going to the Middle East in March and then again later in April/May so will be good to practice what we have learnt. Maybe later in the year we will do another block of 20 hours of Arabic, but it would have to be with Haysam as our teacher.”Arabic course in Adelaide
”Everything is going very well with Nasser, he has structured our lessons so that we learn how to construct correct sentences, not just learn some phrases. Very happy.”French course in Cairns
”Evgeniya is an excellent teacher, on top of being always on time, she’s very committed to make me progress, very dedicated as a teacher (does not cut any slack and expect homework to be done) and extremely patient with my super slow reading/limited understanding. I must admit it’s a very difficult language to learn, needs a lot of work on my side and having Evgeniya on a daily basis adds the necessary “pressure”. I would definitely recommend Evgeniya to anyone looking for a Russian teacher.”Russian course in Perth
”I'm loving the lessons and feel that the trainer pitches them at exactly the right level, hard enough to be challenging but not so hard that it becomes overwhelming. Thanks!”Spanish course in Perth
”My Dutch lessons are going well. Claudia is an excellent teacher. She not only has a great understanding of the language but also the history and culture of the Netherlands which makes our lessons quite fun. I have learnt so much. I will definitely be recommending Language Trainers to anyone in the future.”Dutch course in Darwin
” My lessons have been outstanding. I'm enjoying the classes very much and Yoshiko-San is an excellent teacher. ”Japanese course in Perth
”I’ve spoken with some of the participants and they are happy with the content/structure of the program. We are content with the service provided by Language Trainers currently and are very happy also with the Trainer.”Italian course in Melbourne
”Adrian is an excellent teacher. He uses a combination of conversation, reading and writing, short videos and homework. We are currently working on the past tenses of verbs and conjugation which is challenging but his knowledge of grammar and ability to explain is excellent. Thanks!”Spanish course in Gold Coast
”I love working with my instructor. She is patient and funny, entertaining, and a lovely human being. Thank you!”French course in Gold Coast
”Training structure was customized for my need of flexibility wiith the change of content for whenever my focus shifted which made the lessons more interesting for me.”English course in Sydney
”I liked that Language Trainers was a professional tutoring service that could come to my home for classes.”Spanish course in Brisbane
”Nico was fantastic. Great with the kids and very patient. I would definitely recommend him for future tutoring; he's a natural teacher.”French course in Brisbane
”The courses are going really well with Susan. Very enjoyable and beneficial. We have a few more sessions left and I am looking at courses beyond that as well.”Spanish course in Perth
”The first two classes I’ve had have been great! Liliana my trainer has been very organized and knowledgeable. I have no doubt that I’ll learn a lot with her.”Portuguese course in Sydney
”Everything is fine. Patricia is a great teacher and I am enjoying the lessons, I have the course material as well.”English course in Canberra
”My lessons went very well. My teacher, Veronica, quickly determined what level I am at and continued our session at that appropriate level. She is energetic and has a very good style that keeps one interested and engaged.”Spanish course in Brisbane
”My Spanish lessons are going well and I’m very happy with my tutor, Patricia. I am already thinking of enrolling in the intermediate Spanish course next year!”Spanish course in Perth
”The German lessons were fantastic and our teacher was sensational!”German course in Brisbane
”Everything is going very well indeed. I'm delighted with the course and the teacher, Paula.”Spanish course in Canberra
”I can't thank my teacher, Maria Clara, enough for all that she taught me. It will be invaluable when I move to Chile.”Spanish course in Brisbane
”I am absolutely LOVING my Malaysian lessons. I have learnt so much already and my teacher is fabulous. She is extremely thorough and also presents challenging course content which I really enjoy. The lessons are fun and dynamic so I’m never bored or feel like I’ve had enough – in fact the 2 hours fly by. She also teaches me a lot about the culture, which has been invaluable to my knowledge and understanding of Malay business standards. Thanks, Language Trainers!”Malay course in Sydney
”Thank you for the English course I have had with Language Trainers. All my needs have been met and I feel I am on the right track now. I have been pleased to recommend Language Trainers to my friends who needed to improve their English and I am sure they will benefit from the course. I think my teacher did a great job and I am more confident with my English now.”English course in Canberra
”The classes are great and the teacher takes care that everyone participates.”Spanish course in Canberra
”We are very satisfied with our classes. The teacher targeted topics that are relevant to us on top of the basics. The speed is good and definitely, we feel more confident after zero in Russian. He is creative in his way of teaching and that made learning more interesting to us. Occasionally, he will add in Russian social media, songs, news and even cartoons in his teaching. We enjoyed it a lot! As we are now getting ready to be mobilised to Kazakhstan for working in coming weeks, we definitely think signing up for this language lesson is a good choice and had helped us prepare the understanding of the culture and the lifestyle that we will be expecting when we are there. Thank you!”Russian course in Perth
”Our Italian lessons are going well. With our great, patient teacher we have learned a lot already.”Italian course in Newcastle
”Our teacher is really good and we feel lucky to have her. We have learnt so much already.”Croatian course in Perth
”We are quite happy with the course so far and the schedule is working well. There is good communication from the tutor and we're able to openly ask questions and ask to focus/review material which makes it a much better learning experience for the both of us.”Korean course in Melbourne
”My lessons are going great. I started off with foreign language anxiety but my teacher taught me well and encouraged me not to be scared about making mistakes or that my accent wasn't perfect. The fact that I had minimal knowledge of Japanese before my approx. 3 month course makes it amazing that I can already talk to my partner in his language and read nearly 100 characters! Online classes have been great because travelling to study with my full time job would have been exhausting.”Japanese course in Geelong
”Silvia is such a beautiful teacher – thank you. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for all you help getting me started with my Italian. I’m loving it!!!”Italian course in Sydney
”The English lessons for my husband and aunt is very good. My husband is now able to understand basic English. The English teacher we have is excellent.”English course in Darwin
”My teacher has been very accommodating with my FIFO schedule to try and fit the lessons in. The content and speed of the course is great with areas I am finding difficult being worked on and areas that are not so hard spending less time on to work on the difficult areas more. I have found this to be extremely valuable as a FIFO worker as it means I can study while away at work.”Russian course in Perth
”The lessons are going great! Our teacher is truly amazing. She's excellent at keeping us on track with the course work, but also answering all our questions and keeping us engaged. Both of us are very happy with our progress.”Japanese course in Canberra
”So far the classes are going really well. My teacher is great and I think has a good understanding of my level.”German course in Newcastle
”My teacher is all I had hoped for: intelligent, resourceful, supportive and creative. It has been a very fruitful course.”Italian course in Adelaide
”I am very happy with my lessons. My teacher is a very kind man and his methods are helping me make good progress. He is patient with my situation in looking after a newborn which I also appreciate greatly. I would highly recommend.”Arabic course in Adelaide
”I had an excellent learning experience with my teacher and am very pleased with Language Trainers!”Vietnamese course in Sydney
”The lessons are great and our my teacher is very patient. I am really loving learning the language. I chose this provider because you were one of the only ones in Brisbane who provided individual lessons and it was a good decision.”Italian course in Brisbane
”The course is fantastic and our teacher is excellent. I've learned so much already. It's great to have the insight of a native speaker. I would recommend Language Trainers to anyone.”Russian course in Canberra
”I wish to say that I have had the greatest pleasure of being taught Deutsch by my lovely instructor, and would highly recommend her for any future positions she holds. The lessons were very involving and covered a wide basis from the alphabet, animals, fruits/ vegetables, to structuring short- and medium-length sentences. Whilst I still need to practice a little I am confident that the training was what I hoped it would be. Thank you for the opportunity to learn German through your company. I would love to praise the efforts and abilities of my instructor who took the lessons to great lengths to incorporate various learning strategies and types for my lessons. ”German course in Wollongong
”I have nothing but the fullest l praise for my teacher. The experience of one-on-one teaching with her has proven to be a most rewarding experience. I look forward with anticipation to each and every lesson. I would have no hesitation in recommending Language Trainers to anyone wishing to learn Mandarin.”Mandarin Chinese course in Canberra
”We found out about courses through research on the internet and we chose Language Trainers because it is a professional service. Our lessons are going well and our teacher is highly recommendable. We would recommend you to anyone we know looking to learn a new language.”Mandarin Chinese course in Darwin
”I am very happy with my course. The content and the speed at which everything is being delivered is great and my teacher is brilliant.”Japanese course in Perth
”Our teacher is so great. Lessons with her have been fantastic and very interesting. The two hours are varied so we don't feel overloaded each lesson. She is also very flexible and happy to take us for a “real world” experience like going shopping at a Korean store and eating at Korean restaurants. That is very helpful for us to practice our language skills in real time. We are very greatful to have her as our teacher.”Korean course in Perth
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Teacher Case Studies
Language Taught: Spanish
Years of teaching experience: 4+
Language Trainers: Hello, Raquel. Please can you tell us a little about the language you teach and why, and your teaching career, in general?
Raquel: I teach Spanish, my mother tongue. I chose this career because I believe that being able to teach a language is the best way to preserve it. Spanish is a language that more people in the world speak every day, and it is a point of pleasure and pride to be able to transmit the knowledge that I possess of my mother tongue. In this sense, having been born in Uruguay, and being a resident of Spain for more than 20 years, I have the advantage of knowing the two most common forms of the Spanish language: European Spanish and Latin American Spanish.
Language Trainers: What experience and qualifications did you acquire prior to working with Language Trainers?
Raquel: My university degree is actually a bachelor’s of communication sciences, and I later specialized as a vocational training teacher and tutored courses through e-learning educational platforms. This sparked my love of teaching and I started as a Spanish teacher in 2016, working as a conversation assistant in the United Kingdom. Eventually, this led to me teaching the Spanish language via online and private language classes, primarily to foreigners residing in Spain.
Language Trainers: At which point you found Language Trainers, correct? Tell me, what did you like most about the company? What made you want to apply to work with us?
Raquel: What most attracted me to Language Trainers was the possibility of teaching students from different countries. Having students from different parts of the world also provides me with the possibility to learn about the different cultures of their home countries.
Language Trainers: And is the international nature of your online students still your favorite thing about working with the company, or has anything else trumped that now that you have started working with us?
Raquel: What I like the most is being able to work independently, with the freedom to choose the students I want to teach and work according to a schedule that suits me. With Language Trainers, it is possible to choose the course proposals that best suit my personal interests. In addition, the professionalism of dealing with the course coordinators, and the seriousness and responsibility of the company when making teachers’ payments, are very important plus points.
Language Trainers: I’m so pleased you are enjoying your time working with us! Can you think of any special memories or moments from your Language Trainers experience?
Raquel: It is difficult to speak of a specific experience, since I have been lucky to have very good students. All of them have been responsible and highly interested in learning the language, from those who need it for professional reasons to those who simply love the Spanish language and culture and want to know more.
Language Trainers: Is this interest to learn a key element of what you look for in your students?
Raquel: Yes, providing my students have an interest in learning the language, I can easily adapt to their different learning rhythms. If there is empathy and a willingness to learn, everything is possible.
Language Trainers: Assuming your students bring this interest and empathy to every class, what can they expect from you?
Raquel: Seriousness and responsibility when teaching, together with a high degree of empathy, understanding, and dedication.
Language Trainers: Learning any language should be fun. Can you share an interesting fact about Spanish that you love to impart to your students?
Raquel: I always tell my students, jokingly, that learning Spanish is not easy, but they are lucky to have me as a teacher to facilitate their learning. I try to create a fun learning environment, where my students feel comfortable and look forward to the next class. I often say, the first thing you should learn is to say in Spanish is vale (ok) and gracias (thank you). Then, when you don't understand something, just SMILE!
Language Trainers. And would you recommend students looking to learn Spanish, or any language, to enroll with Language Trainers?
Raquel: Absolutely, everyone interested in learning Spanish should choose Language Trainers due to their high degree of responsibility and seriousness with students and teachers in general.
Client Case Studies
”“I wanted to be taught by a real person and native Thai speaker as opposed to a computer program.””Learning Thai for Relocation After the Pandemic
Chris’ Path to Fluency
Language Trainers: Hello, Chris! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience today. Could you tell us a little about you and the language you chose to learn and why?
Chris Foord: I am Australian, aged 73 years, and have a Thai partner. We will be moving permanently to Thailand as soon as Covid restrictions on travel are lifted. So, obviously, I need to be able to speak Thai. Learning a language is also very good for keeping the mind active. I have learned both French and Papua New Guinea pidgin languages during my times living in those countries.
Language Trainers: Great! Speaking Thai will allow you to experience Thailand in a way that most other visitors can’t. And what attracted you to learn with Language Trainers?
Chris Foord: I wanted to be taught by a real person and native Thai speaker as opposed to a computer program. After searching the internet, I decided Language Trainers offered what I was looking for. It also gave me the option of taking a free lesson to check out the teacher.
Language Trainers: What is your favourite thing about studying with Language Trainers?
Chris Foord: The flexibility of lessons for both me and the teacher. I am a busy man running a company and have many variables as regards meetings and travel, so I sometimes need to reschedule. I also like the flexibility of the interaction and learning process depending on questions that arise and the direction that each lesson goes in. I am also able to get the teacher to repeat the pronunciation of words and write them phonetically, so I can recall how to pronounce them when revising. It is also enjoyable because you get to know the teacher and hear a bit about their lives. Kingkarn is a very good teacher with excellent English language skills and a friendly, effervescent, positive manner.
Language Trainers: It’s great to know that Kingkarn was such a good match for you! And what was the most helpful aspect of your course?
Chris Foord: Everything is written down and the words are colour-coded, so it is easy to see what part of the Thai sentence relates to the English translation. Each lesson is then emailed to me in Word/PDF.
Language Trainers: That’s a great learning technique if you are a visual learner. And what has been your most rewarding outcome from this experience?
Chris Foord: I think I have started to learn to speak the basics of Thai fairly quickly which is always rewarding and encouraging. It’s not nearly as complicated as French.
Language Trainers: How much do you believe your language ability has improved? Have you had an opportunity to use your new skills in the real world?
Chris Foord: Yes, I have learnt over 50 verbs, plenty of vocabulary and the way sentences are constructed in Thai and am able to formulate sentences fairly easily. And yes, I use my new-found skills by conversing with my partner online every day.
Language Trainers: What a great experience, Chris! Thank you very much!
Chris Foord: You're welcome!