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Philip B.,Physiotherapist, student of Dutch

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Amanda D., Global Autonomous Maintenance Pillar Leader at JDE, student of Dutch

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Maria T., Senior Legal & Compliance Officer – Vice President, student of French

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What our students wrote

Alexandra M., Psychologist, student of French

Sophia is an excellent teacher and a wonderful person. She likes her teaching procedure to include poems, videos and articles, in french of course, which makes the lesson amusing but also teaches you many things about the french culture as well. She is very passionate about her work and she will help you understand and

Ilaria F., Medical Personnel, student of Dutch

Mahdy, the Dutch teacher is very good and always made me feel comfortable.

Elina R., Assistant Scientist Drug Product Development at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, student of Dutch

After 12 lessons I started talking the language. I could never believe that could happen. Mahdy is a great teacher, with passion for his work. I highly recommend this method!

Aiyana Z., Creative, student of Dutch, successfully passed all levels of Staatsexamen B2

Language and Motivation is a unique language school. With one-on-one lessons and supportive teachers, this was the best learning experience I could have asked for. I followed their Dutch course and my teacher Annetta was never once impatient or discouraging. She zoned in on the areas for improvement, while keeping me happy and engaged with

Shakthi R., Software Test Engineer, student of Dutch

LM understood my needs and assigned the right teacher to me in short span of time. My teacher Annetta was the best in calibrating my needs and she made me fetch the fruits of success.

Evgenia K., PhD Candidate, INRIA, student of French

Sofia is an inspirational and passionate teacher! She’s also very understanding and adaptable to your needs. Thanks to the Language and Motivation method, you will explore a new way of learning a language that is both fun and challenging! I have already taken the 3-month course for French and I am continuing to another one,

Dong YL, Assistant Finance Manager, student of Dutch successfully passed all parts of NT2 Staatsexamen II

Language and Motivation has not only helped me pass the aforementioned exams but has also enabled me to communicate with my Dutch colleagues at work almost only in Dutch and also engage in day-to-day communications with Dutch people in their native language more than ever. I will continue to work on to take my Dutch

Andreas G., Environmental Scientist, student of English

It’s something different from other methods. Fast learning that investigates the language deeply. This way, both oral and writing skills are improved.

Haris M., Biologist, student of French

It’s my firm belief that, Miss Sofia is an incredible teacher! Not only she teaches you how to communicate in French for example, but she focuses also in the civilisation. So, you have the opportunity to learn also about the country and the problems that people are facing, the art and the culture. Generally, you

Márcia G., Historian, student of Dutch

I first came across Language & Motivation website while looking for a teacher for private Dutch lessons. I thought reaching B1 in three months was not possible, except in courses with classes every day, so I kept looking. But I was so intrigued that I couldn’t stop thinking about it and a week later I

Peter D., Postdoctoral researcher, student of Dutch

I did the 1-on-1 3-month course from A0 to B1 with Mahdy. Indeed it boosted my Dutch language level very fast. I really like the way it was taught as it goes directly to adult’s material so that you learn the language by directly applying the language to explain things. He encourages me to try

Vagelis A., Programmer, student of French

Sofia is full of energy and an excellent teacher. I was afraid that Skype lessons might not be for me but I was so wrong. If you are really interested in learning French, then you should certainly have a call with Sofia!

Emmanouela K., Lawyer, student of French

The most wonderful french teacher! And the story goes like this.. I started learning french since learning a second foreign language was required by the national educational system.. I could never have been able to imagine that through those lessons I would be initiated in a new way of life! Not only did I acquire

Nadia N.I., HPI E-Commerce Partner Content Specialist at Webhelp, student of Spanish

Thank you, Sofia and Sani very much. We haven’t started and it’s already a very nice and organized experience! The process is so fun! I should have started earlier!

Katrin S., Nurse, student of Dutch

How does it feel to have lessons with Mahdy? It is always a great pleasure to learn with him. It is a great inspiration and we see the success after every week. Ik kijk ernaar uit naar onze weekelijkse “date”. There is a big motivation to reach my goal step by step!! Thank you both,

Stefania T., Art therapist, student of French

After 2 months of French lessons with Sofia I can say that these lessons are like “gym”. You don’t really want to go because you know that it is going to be hard, but after the class you really feel wonderful. Incredibly interesting texts, exercises, discussions, lessons.. I feel really grateful and very happy that

Ilia T., Coca Cola HBC, Switzerland, student of French

Sofia est une excellente professeur. Ella a une manière unique de motiver et d’inspirer ses élèves. Même après des journées difficiles au travail, je me sens contente après avoir fini un cours de français. J’ ai le sens de l’ accomplissement. Sa méthode est exigeante mais elle vous permet d’apprendre par l’expérience, ce qui s’avère

Martina S., Digital Illustrator / Concept Artist, student of Dutch

I was a bit skeptical at first when I read about the practice-based teaching method, but learning Dutch this way has been amazing! The lessons are easy to follow, the teacher is fun and personable and my everyday life has become easier, as I now understand more and more words when people speak with me!

Vaggelis P., NVS Planning Manager EMEA, student of Dutch

My second lesson is on Monday but I can tell for sure that I wish to continue with the lessons and your innovative method!

Maria M., Lawyer – Writer, student of English

I really feel grateful for these incredible lessons in English with my superb teacher Stella Papadimitriou! She was always there to support, encourage and inspire me with her marvelous and subtle way! I can speak English confidently for the first time in my life! Thank you Stella, thank you Sofia, thank you Language and Motivation!

Harry S., Director of R&D, student of Dutch

I always had a really tough time with new languages. With “Language and motivation” things didn’t miraculously change but I felt motivated, which wasn’t the case with my previous experiences. And slowly I built my dutch language skills to pretty much get by in my day to day life. Now in some cases, Dutch people

Fani K., Journalist, student of French

J’ai commencé à apprendre le français avec Sofia il y a deux mois et regardez comment j’écris! Je suis très contente, parce que je sais que je peux dire déjà plusieurs choses en français, car Sofia insiste beaucoup sur les cours oraux! Merci beaucoup, Sofia! Je pensais que le français était très difficile, mais tu

Ipek A., Human Resources Manager at Kiraca Holding A.S, student of Dutch

Before I started the lessons, I was a bit afraid of learning Dutch because it sounded so complicated to me. Now in a really short time, I can see how much I’ve learned, thanks to Mahdy. He is a great teacher, he motivated me a lot and it’s always entertaining to have lessons with him.

Stella M., Economist, student of French

There are no words to describe Sofia !! I’m very glad that I had this amazing person as a French teacher!!! She loves her job and she makes you feel the same about French language!!! Not only teaches a foreign language but she helps you to open your horizons. Don’t afraid to start this way

Jenny P., student of Spanish

Through a variety of very interesting and contemporary foremost articles, very funny and interactive videos, and a variety of tools that really really astonished me, within a period of three months, we easily reached a level of Β2-C1 in terms of text understanding and communication.

Dilara O., Entertainment Services, student of Dutch

I never understand how the time passes during my classes with Bo. I have a lot of fun and learn Dutch without even noticing! She is very resourceful and helpful, which makes it super easy to tackle challenges along the way. Dankjewel voor alles!

Niki V., Lawyer, student of French

I have tried this unique way of learning french and my progress was rapid.In just a few months i got prepared to give my exams and i succeded to get a diploma of B2-upper Intermediate level. The procedure of learning was very interesting by reading articles, watcing videos or even commenting books, so you have

Nikolaos Ch., student of Dutch

Your method is exceptional and Jildou is a special teacher with patience and communicability. She managed during the time we collaborated, to make Dutch more accessible. I wish to join you again as soon as conditions are favorable for me.

Teacher Training course

Natalia P., teacher of French

The training was very useful, it suggests new tools, material and ideas! Sofia is wonderful as a trainer! She is always ready to answer, to clear out and suggest solutions to your questions! Thank you Sofia 🙂

Katerina B., teacher of English

I attended the one-month training for F.A.S.T. method for language teachers in LM and it was really enlightening. I had the chance to collaborate with fellow colleagues of various languages and exchange lessons with them. As a new teacher of English I would recommend this training to fellow colleagues as it is a new approach

Deborah G., teacher of Dutch

The training via Language and Motivation has given me a different view of teaching. It is motivating and special to see how quickly students achieve a higher level with this method.

Kostas I., teacher of German

My participation in the training was a completely constructive experience, which opened new horizons to the adult education methodology that I had not even imagined existed!

Gogo T., teacher of German

Teaching German with F.A.S.T. method is a fast and interesting way to explore the language.

Maria E., teacher of French

It’s for sure a revolutionary approach to teaching a foreign language! Sofia is the most appropriate person to communicate her knowledge and expertise to all her colleagues. Personally, I recommend her and this training without question because it opens up new roads to this continually changing and demanding field of foreign language teaching. Thank you

Aikaterini K., teacher of French

I really loved the teacher’s training! It was an unique opportunity to learn something new, to question the limits of our practices, to share thoughts with colleagues, to improve ourselves! Thank you so much!

Jildou B., teacher of Dutch

With the F.A.S.T. method I hope to motivate many students to reach their language goals in a safe and comfortable learning environment.

Stella P., teacher of French

We saw how the method works from theory to practice: we took material, made material, taught and learned in a holistic approach to the F.A.S.T. method.

Anneta S., teacher of Dutch

Being a teacher at Language and Motivation is a wonderful experience. You meet new people and you also work with a great team!

Anna X., teacher of German

Getting to know the Language and Motivation method has been a great surprise for me, as well as a challenge to try out a different way of teaching a foreign language. Sofia Karfi, thank you for this opportunity and for the excellent training in the method. I look forward to applying it.

Mahdy Y., teacher of Dutch

During the training I discovered why it is so revolutionary. I started to feel and believe in the method more and more and now I could barely imagine teaching with a different method. Definitely the best teaching/learning method.

Spyroula M., teacher of Turkish

Such a nice experience! The Teacher Training has just finished, however, the networking, collaboration, and exchange of good practices of the F.A.S.T. method can go on amongst the participants. Many thanks to Sofia Karfi for coordinating the training and to all colleagues who participated!

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