Language trainers

Our wide network of language teachers will help you reach your learning goals 

Our experienced language trainers, at your service.

No matter the language, your proficiency level, or your industry, our highly experienced professional language trainers will help you set and reach your linguistic goals. Acolad has been in the language training business for decades, so you can leave it to our trainers to make sure you get the most out of your language course. 


Every year, more than...
200

language trainers

2,000

trainer-led courses

30%

of our lessons are online


Meet a few of our English trainers

Tim Housley

"You can also ask me anything – there are no stupid questions!"

 

Experience: native-speaking business English trainer from the London area. 

Specialist topics: I can help you with most business subjects. I will encourage you to talk and make mistakes – because that is the best way to learn! 

Coaching language: English (native) 

Support language: English 

Eva Ingman

"My lessons focus on encouraging students to build on their existing skills, with an emphasis on communication"

 

Experience: ten years as a language trainer. 

Specialist topics: general business English, general language skills, and activation of oral and written communication skills. I also specialize in teaching beginners. 

 Coaching language: English (non-native), Finnish (native) 

Support language: English, Finnish 

Blake Schumacher

"I specialize in building student confidence and teaching sales competencies."

 

Experience: business language coach for over 20 years 

Industries: ICT, construction, engineering, facility management, insurance, banking and retail. 

Coaching language: English (native) 

Support language: English 


English customer service specialists

Maria Salminen

"I specialize in customer service, presentations, general language skills, and activating students to speak!"

 

Experience: professional language trainer with 12 years of experience of corporate business English training. 

Industries: ICT, banking & finance, food industry, and HR. 

Coaching language: English (non-native) 

Support language: English, Finnish (native) 

Christian Evans

"I am also the author of the book '101 English Mistakes Finns Do – A Dictionary of Mistakes'."

 

Experience: native British English trainer for over twenty years.  

Industries: I have taught business English at over one hundred different companies. 

Specialist topics: customer service, presentations, small talk and discussion, and writing. 

Coaching language: English (native) 

Support language: English 

Arja Nykänen

"I specialize in customer service, presentations, general language skills (especially grammar), and activating students."

 

Experience: professional trainer with 21 years of experience of corporate business English training. 

Industries: HR, banking & finance, insurances, logistics, real estate and travel industry. 

Coaching language: English (non-native) 

Support language: English, Finnish (native) 

Anu Manninen

"My lessons focus on encouraging students to build on their existing skills, with an emphasis on communication"

 

Experience: 16 years of experience as a professional business English trainer 

Industries: expertise in the food industry, banking and finance, ICT and many others. 

Specialist topics: small talk, customer service, presentations, attending meetings and other professional situations. 

Coaching language: English (non-native) 

Support language: English, Finnish (native) 


English presentation specialists

Ann Marie Morrow

"I specialize in presentation coaching. I believe being active, curious and positive are the keys to growing your skills."

 

Experience: MBA and over 15 years training at over 60 different companies and governmental organizations. 

Industries: finance, HR, banking, telecom, retail, manufacturing and process industries. 

Coaching language: English (native) 

Support language: English 

Meija Tuikkala

"I have an eye for detail and ability to create functional structures."

 

Experience: professional English trainer with 25 years of experience. 

Industries: all areas of business, specializing in HR, customer service, marketing, and finance. 

Specialist topics: I’m an expert in communication skills (presentations, social skills, etc.) and activating beginners.  

Coaching language: English (non-native) 

Support language: English, Finnish (native) 

Marietta Chela

"My lessons have focused on presentations, meetings, social skills, vocabulary activation, and conversation on topics related to my students’ work."

 

Experience: I have been working as a business language trainer for over 20 years. 

Industries: I have a wide range of experience teaching in both the private and the public sector, including the Finnish Parliament,  Nokia, ABB, Elisa, TeliaSonera, Osuuspankki, and Helsinki University, to name a few. 

Coaching language: English (native) 

Support language: Finnish, Spanish (native), English 


English small talk and conversation specialists

Chris Peart

"I have taught in higher education establishments in both the medical profession and the arts."

 

Experience: 15 years as an English trainer. For the last 8 years, I have taught business English skills at both basic and advanced levels. 

Specialist topics: customer service, project management, meetings and negotiating, and social skills - especially small talk. 

Coaching language: English (native) 

Support language: English 

Päivikki Juslin

"I focus on building student confidence and developing their conversational skills"

 

Experience: business language teacher for 20 years in English, Swedish and Finnish. 

Industries: business administration, sales and marketing, engineering, logistics, wholesale sector, banking and forestry. 

Coaching language: English (non-native), Swedish (non-native), Finnish (native) 

Support language: English, Finnish, Swedish 

Essi Vatilo

"I also specialize in customer service and general business and technical English."

 

Experience: English trainer since 2008. 

Industries: medicine, banking, and HR. 

Specialist topics: I specialize in communication skills, both written and spoken ranging from emails to scientific reports and from small talk to presentations. 

Coaching language: English (non-native) 

Support language: English, Finnish (native) 


English technical writing specialists

Sonja Horneman

"I have taught students at all language skill levels and at all levels in organizations."

 

Experience: business English coach for over 20 years. 

Specialist topics: my training has covered everything from technical writing to business discussions, and psychology to presentation training.


Don't see a trainer for your desired language?

We have more than 200 trainers, including trainers representing languages not listed on our website – from Italian to Norwegian.

If we don't have a trainer for your language in our network, we will recruit an experienced professional to help you reach your learning goals!