Our English-speaking trainers are professionals, recognised in their own field of expertise. They will help you improve your knowledge with fully customised and flexible services.
Head of Speak English Center and English teacher since 2004, Soad is a neurophysiologist from English-speaking Canada. She came to France in 2002 and completed a Master’s degree in Commerce. She teaches English at the engineering schools as well as Joseph Fourrier University and a few other universities in Grenoble. She also manages Speak English Center, trains and accompanies the center’s teachers ensuring a constant high level English language training and a wide variety of courses in order to better meet clients’ needs.
Chris is a British voice coach, theatre director and English teacher. He started his professional life as a Royal Air Force navigator on low-level attack aircraft. A radical career change led him to study at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he obtained a degree in voice teaching and dramatic art. After several years working in the field of theatre-in-education with his own theatre troupe in the UK he moved to France where he eventually created his own French theatre troupe as director and workshop leader. In the Grenoble region he teaches voice, English and theatre at Stendhal University and the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble. Chris is also a member of a research project at Stendhal University working on the importance of the musicality of language in language teaching, in addition to his voice teaching in the private sector.
Ted is an American lawyer (CO and NY) and law professor affiliated with the School of Management Grenoble. He practices law at distance with his law firm based in Denver, CO. He specializes in the law of International Trade and provides training to help professionals to better manage their legal affairs which often take place in English.
Zoe has been teaching English since she arrived in France in the year 2000 and has been teaching online via Skype and by telephone since 2009. She gained a TEFL diploma in 2005 and 2 TESOL diplomas in 2011 (Teaching of Business English and Advanced English Grammar). er focus is mainly on oral skills: confidence building, pronunciation, vocabulary building and listening skills. She also teaches business English and English grammar and is experienced in working with learners of all ages and levels. Her lessons are adapted to each individual student, according to age, level and learning requirements, using a variety of materials, which are sent to the student by email, before each lesson; she also offers full support and follow-up after each lesson.
With a degree in Linguistics and French (University of Sussex, England) and the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (International House, London – 2002), Alison has a career in English language teaching spanning over twenty years in England, France and Italy. Currently teaching English at the INP Grenoble and University Joseph Fourier, she has taught in a variety of domains, such as preparing learners for the Cambridge exams, TOEIC and IELTS; professionals from the fields of engineering, the energy industry, agriculture, and business among others; at all levels, on a one to one basis or in groups; tailoring lessons to respond to learners’ needs in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary in the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
With 15 years of experience as a translator/interpreter and 10 years as a Business English teacher for the IAE, Madeleine Baumgardt now combines training and interpreting. Relying on a solid corporate background and numerous teaching experiences for various publics, she bases her method on empathy, passion, confidence, pragmatism and sharing to help her students express themselves as easily, freely and spontaneously as possible. Her master in Foreign Languages and her passion for travelling help her teach while taking into consideration various aspects, particularly valorisation.
Henrietta is a native English speaker from South Africa with a Degree in Business Management. She also has the Celta Cambridge Teachers qualification and is an active member of Tesol France. After working in the IT industry as a Business sales Manager for 20 years she moved to France and became a Business English Teacher in Grenoble. She works for several Language Schools such as Demos and Birdwell teaching students from Beginner level to Advanced. She also teaches Military English to a Captain preparing for the War School exam.
Christina came from the United States to France in 2004 to do a Masters degree in English studies. She came into professional training a bit by chance, but it quickly turned into a passionate career. For the past 10 years, she’s been helping Grenoble professionals feel better about communicating in English in professional settings. To respond specifically to the challenge of conf calls in English, she created The Conf Call Confidence Pack in 2014. In addition to her communication coaching sessions, she blogs about advice, tips, and tools for communicating more efficiently in English at christinarebuffet.com.