Students' References

Gloria, Excellence Performance Manager, Milan

October 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM

I like having lessons with Rory because he is very passionate in helping people, he loves teaching, he is able to connect to people with empathy. Our lessons are always fun and effective, I learned so many new words and how to communicate in a simple way what I have in mind. We have the chance to discuss about business, he knows a lot on my job, my industry and what my company is doing and he is always genuine in asking questions to understand better my environment. Moreover, we have a passion in common, the theater! He is an actor, and I can easily recognize it when he talks, the way he engages me, how he communicates, I love it. I am non-professional actress so sometimes we like talking about theater and I learned some new words very useful for me even in my private life. We have fun during our lessons and I know very well how much it is important in a learning process. Rory can teach grammar in a simple way, he always connected grammar with real examples, so it easier for me to remember and to understand why it is important to know. I understood how much it is effective to try to use in a common communication all the sentences and words I learned. I tested it with my UK colleagues and it is amazing when you see the difference you can make in communication. I am very happy for this opportunity to enjoy LOS, it is a great experience and I suggest to try it!!! I recommend LOS to all the people want to learn a language in a fast, easy and fun way!

Angela, Advertising Director, NYC

February 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Interested in picking up my lagging (well, nearly dormant!) Norwegian skills, I looked high and low on the internet for what I wanted in a Norwegian instructor. I am a senior citizen but not yet fully retired and figured improving my Norwegian would keep my mind challenged and engaged as well. Although there are many options to choose from on the web, I found exactly what I wanted with LOS. Katrine is a native Norwegian speaker with an impressive array of teaching experience. My goal was to become more fluent, increase my vocabulary and understanding of spoken and written Norwegian bokmål.  For me, it was necessary to combine conversation and structure, and Katrine was skilled in just that. In addition to her abilities as a teacher, she has sensitivity, patience, and is very perceptive to my needs. I feel I am growing in confidence and ability with each lesson – sometimes small steps, other times those ‘aha’ moments! I am so grateful for what LOS offers. The personal involvement from Martin Norling, the founder, was a welcome surprise and so much appreciated. His positive and supportive attitude is so helpful. Without a doubt, I would highly recommend LOS to everyone!

David, GetIntoEnglish Founder, Melbourne

May 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

I was happy to find LOS in 2015 as I was looking for regular lessons at flexible times - I was travelling a bit across Europe and Skype is a very handy tool for keeping up with your learning. You can study from your living room or a hotel room in another city! I appreciated the organisation and attention that the director Martin Norling provided and my principal teacher was very reliable and friendly throughout. 

With Nuria we started off working on my fluency as I foolishly hadn't spoken Spanish for about 6 years and so I was rather rusty. I was surprised by how quickly I got back my Spanish, and as the year went on we focussed on more specific areas such as pronunciation and areas of Spanish that English speakers have difficulty in. I'd especially wanted to improve my accent and I believe this was achieved, although it's something which I can always work on. I also appreciated the regular feedback during the lesson, noting down collocations and phrases or giving quick feedback on any important mistakes. I'd certainly recommend Martin's company to any serious and motivated learner and would like to continue again with Nuria again soon once I'm back home.  

Niklas, Management Consultant, Stockholm

January 12, 2016 - 5:00 PM

I have worked with Martin  for some time and it is my pleasure to write this letter of reference for him and his company. Some months ago I started taking English classes with LOS to improve my negotiation skills and spoken business English. After a short while I realized that Martin was helpful in more than one way, so I involved him as an advisor when writing the final report for a EU-funded project. He is a very reliable and fun person and teacher. He has also has proved to be a highly efficient valuable team member. He is very intelligent, has demonstrated great curiosity about people and ideas, and has plenty of common sense. He is also a likeable and ambitious person. I have no doubt that he will be perceived as a serious and enthusiastic teacher and advisor for any kind of company and project. I wish to thank him for a very good work accomplished and wish him and his company all the best success. When needed, I will definitely hire him or one of his colleagues again.

Darya, University Lecturer, Prague

October 13, 2015 - 10:45 AM

I was lucky to have Skype sessions with Anne as a part of my preparation for teaching Microeconomics in English. Anne easily identifies areas where improvement is needed what, besides other things, can be attributed to her extraordinary attention to detail. In combination with deep insight into cultural differences in ways of thinking, her accurate recognition of students’ needs creates a highly effective learning environment. Moreover, she is a person with high emotional intelligence which enables her to use right incentives aimed at motivating a learner. For example, Anne used to always appreciate my work; therefore, being thankful for her encouragement, I constantly strove for self-improvement. Besides all this, she is willing to share her rich teaching experience and convey her professional knowledge. Thanks to the tools and strategies provided by Anne, I was able to make my lessons more effective immediately even though I have only recently started to work in the education sector. Moreover, many times Anne gave me excellent advice which helped me to handle many challenging situations. It is astonishing how deep and bright Anne’s inner world is. Even casual conversation with her can enrich everyone. 

Jan, IT Specialist at Novartis, Prague

July 24, 2015 - 6:15 PM

L.O.S. has revolutionized my ability to conduct weekly international IT management meetings. I need to get people from around the world, with a variety of accents and English abilities, to efficiently give reports and react to proposals, within a strict time frame. My language consultants  James  and  Jillian have honed not simply my personal English skills, but my ability to guide the input of those teammates who are not able to express themselves as they would like so that all our meetings are highly productive. Such an achievement is essential if I hope to advance.

Howard, Freelance Lawyer, Prague

May 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM

I was pretty hesitant about the pricing levels to begin with given the usual Central European rates. But, I have to say, I think L.O.S. has an excellent format.  Really enjoying my Czech lessons with Misha and I will keep on with it. The fact that it is quite late in the evenings suits me as I have a chance to rest from the day’s mayhem before starting. Plus the technology in the screenshots and other gizmos work very well, more compact but also more convenient than conventional teaching.

Sergey, IFRS Specialist, Moscow

January 5, 2015 - 6:00 PM

After a long day at the office and an hour commute home, I’m exhausted. I just want to be with my wife and new baby. Being able to have English lessons over Skype is perfect. Despite being on opposite sides of the world, I feel like Anne is sitting just across the kitchen table. For one hour we closely interact, and then with the click of a button, I am back alone again with my family.

Tereza, Eurostat Consultant, Luxembourg

January 15, 2014 - 5:34 PM

L.O.S. provided me with a completely new language learning experience that works perfectly with my busy lifestyle. It is very flexible to use Skype. I can take my course at home or when I travel. My consultant Zuzana helped me activate my passive knowledge of French. She is always well prepared and makes use of the on-line tools such as YouTube movies or news websites during our session. After each lesson I receive new vocabulary words which I will be tested on later. We also talk about daily life. It’s like casually speaking to a friend over the phone. You discuss things that you would talk about in real life, so the subjects come naturally and easily. This is the most natural and efficient way of keeping one’s language skills alive and progressing!

 


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