What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We focus on laid-back, long-term language learning. We teach you useful, relevant language phrases and vocabulary that you can apply to your personal or professional life right away!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide basic handouts depending on the lesson being taught. We also sell Learning Binders filled with useful learning concepts that will compliment your classes. Just bring an open mind and a willingness to try!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Often our experience with learning language was a jam-packed high school or college course where you had to memorize tons of irrelevant vocabulary, take long tests and occasionally speak. Our priority is spoken communication - the real-world usage of the language that is useful and relevant.
What do you love most about your job?
I love sharing languages and giving people tools to build new personal and professional relationships.
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