We are a team of experienced, competent and dedicated trainers with a wealth of expertise in English Language Teaching, Training and Corporate Coaching and Training. As a team, we have experience in a variety of contexts: Business, Banking and Finance, Univerisity Lecturing, Writing and Publishing English Language Learning Materials, Teacher Training and Development and Corporate Training.
EXTRA ENGLISH is a small, efficient, professional, and dedicated team of English Language Teaching Specialists in Chester.
Sophie Freeman, the Academic and Business Director, works ‘hands-on’ delivering training alongside her highly qualified team of trainers, teacher trainers and authors in the field.
Picture across: Two EXTRA ENGLISH students studying for the Cambridge BEC Higher Certificate in their place of work.
'I wanted you to know that sister got an email from NCS, they have accepted her request to become a Nurse.
I really would like to thank you for your help. The best exam she ever had was after your lesson, so part of this success belong also to you.'
Virginia Disacco, Pirelli.
I have been involved in corporate training, teaching English and managing trainers for over 20 years as well as having a degree (BA Hons) in English Language and Literature and the Cambridge University (ESOL) postgraduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (Level 7- Masters).
I have worked in several top language and business institutions in Brazil and Kuwait as well as in Paris, London and Chester. I also have a background in Investment Banking working in Sales, Account Management and Training for the multinational Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). I have significant business experience, including devising, managing and delivering the roll-out of a Europe-wide internal and client training program. Clients included Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CSFB, UBS Warburg, ING Barings. I was also part of the teaching and Academic Management team at English in Chester for over 10 years. In Kuwait, I worked as the Senior Trainer at the Institute of Banking Studies focussing on Business and Banking English.
I also currently work part-time as a Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes at the University of Chester in addition to developing course materials for them.
I have a great deal of experience training all levels (Beginners – Proficiency) in many areas, from Business English, Academic English and Cambridge exam classes like IELTS and FCE to General English classes and speciality courses.
'I can strongly recommend Sophie as a teacher of English to all kinds of learner..she has a wide range of experience and works effectively and professionally. She is very highly qualified in this field.'
Nigel Paramor: Principal, English in Chester.
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Who are our students?
Excellent feedback from our students (102 questionnaires):
100% of our students were very happy or happy with their lessons overall
100% of our students were very happy or happy with their teachers
96% of our students were very happy or happy with the materials used
100% of our students were very happy or happy with the teaching methods
97.6% of our students were very happy or happy with the speed at which the group moved
99% of our students were very happy or happy with the administrative procedures
100% of our students would recommend Extra English
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