Dear family of ILS!
I want to thank you on behalf of Tele2 personnel for a lovely collaboration. It’s been nice working with you, because your teachers are professional, open, flexible and friendly. As an international company, our employees use English every day to communicate with colleagues from different countries as well as Estonia. We had a lot of people who knew the vocabulary, but didn’t have the courage to talk. The teachers at ILS expertly increased their self-confidence and ability to express themselves. During the last few years approximately 90 of our employees have had courses on different levels and the feedback has been positive. I can sincerely recommend ILS!
We are cooperating with ILS and are pleased that we found a permanent training partner. Since our specialists need English more and more at their work, we decided to take English Language courses. In autumn 2013 we started looking for a partner and negotiated with different language schools. ILS was standing out for its quality, experience, the fact that they know their value and that all the teachers are native speakers. During negotiations it turned out that Phil, the director of ILS is a good co-partner who helped us realize what we need to do in order to achieve our goals. Our goal was to considerably raise the level of English and we thought we could do it by studying just once a week. Phil was very clear that it’s not enough if we want to achieve our goals. So during negotiations we found a solution to have classes twice a week. To increase the awareness among our employees, Phil and two other teachers agreed to come and explain the principles of language learning. I’m still grateful for that, because that lead us to involve 26 people to the language training.
Cooperation was also good during the course. Our employees are very demanding. Since they’ve been to defferent trainings, they can value a good standard. Our feedback to the school was received thankfully and ILS managed to react remarkably fast to our extra needs.
At the end of the course I asked for feedback from our employees.
– 67% of those who answered, said that their work efficiency increased significantly during the occasions when they’re speaking English.
– 50% of the people answered that the satisfaction of their work increased significantly.
Thank you Phil and ILS team.
All the best,
On behalf of all of us here at Skype Estonia, I would like to congratulate ILS on 10 years in Estonia and also to express my gratitude for the excellent work you have done here since 2006.
We have around 25 different nationalities working for Skype in Estonia. We work together in English and many also recognise the need to learn Estonian too. Feedback from ILS course participants has been extremely positive. I feel this is down to the fact that ILS and Skype both employ high standards and both strive to maintain them with great people.
I’d particularly like to highlight the new modular courses you have piloted here recently – these have proved to be a particular success in terms of student motivation and end of course results.
Looking forward to our continued cooperation.
‘As a resident Brit conducting my business here in Estonia, clearly learning the language is an advantage. It was with some trepidation that I entered the programme, old as I am, however, it was a great experience. Firstly, the professionally delivered content was accompanied by a friendly and supportive approach. Secondly, I made 3 great friends on the course who 3 years on enrich my life here. So, suur aitah teile ILS!’
Ashley Brettell managing director Better Business OÜ
‘The National Examinations- and Qualifications Centre (NEQC) would like to express our gratitude to the most helpful management and teachers of ILS for doing excellent work at helping the NEQC to record the Listening Papers of our examinations in English.’
The Head of the Language Department
National Examinations- and Qualifications Centre
‘I needed a short, flexible language course to prepare for a business trip to Estonia. My needs were complicated by a hectic travel schedule and so, distance learning seemed to be the answer. I’m glad to be able to say that the guys at ILS were able to provide just the thing for me. We used Skype’s voice and messaging services during the lessons and used email between times. I can highly recommended ILS for other companies and individuals interested in improving their language skills via distance learning.’
Annemie Rensburg, Global HR director, Skype
‘… Your teaching standards have always been of a uniformly high standard and ILS teachers are always thoroughly prepared and always challenge their students to contribute to the lessons …’
Reene Valgma, SEB (Business and General English groups, private & tailor-made courses)
“I combined a holiday and business trip with learning English as a private student. It really helped to spend time with native speaker teachers on my own. I have to say that I have learned more in 1 week at ILS than 3 weeks in London on a similar course.”
Andrea Moretti, Auditor, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Genoa, Italy (Private tailor-made course)
‘… I am also more than satisfied with your willingness to advise in the preparation of language training programmes here and your ability to adapt and change courses once they are running to suit the needs of the students and the bank…’
Katrin Kase, Training Purchase Manager, Swedbank. (Business and General English groups)
‘… on behalf of both private and group course students at Deloitte in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, I would like to thank you for the work you have done over the past 3 years … the use of Cambridge Business English examination courses at Deloitte has been a great success …’
Managing Partner, Deloitte, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. (Business English exam preparation)
“… Course success is mostly dependent on the professionalism of the teacher. In the case of language courses, having a native-English speaker teacher is essential. This was our logic when selecting the provider of English-language courses and ILS fully matched our criteria. After the first half year of training, I am convinced that we did make the right selection. The training is adaptive, teacher is perfectly managing to keep a funny and at the same time productive mood during the lessons. And that’s just what we were looking for! Good job, ILS! …”>
Netman, General Manager’ (Business English groups)
… I’d particularly like to praise the consistently high standards and good flexibility of your teaching staff …’
Gunnar Okk, Nordea
“… I can highly recommended ILS for other companies interested in increasing the Russian speaking ability of their non-Russian speaking employees”
Marketing Director, Scandinavian Tobacco.
“… We highly value the teaching methodology used by the company, the flexibility and obliging attitude in organizing the courses according to our specific requirements, as well as the teachers’ qualifications, professionalism, and interest in the progress of every student.”
Human resource manager, Komercbanka Baltikums.
“… At the end of year 2003 we started cooperation with ILS with a goal to improve the level of knowledge of English of the company’s employees. The courses lasted for six months after which we decided to continue the cooperation. The employees highly valued the teachers’ competence and the course content.”
Business development manager, TietoEnator Financial Services.
We are very happy with the English language courses provided by teachers at Vilnius International Language Services. Perfect training methodology and teachers who are native speakers helped us to improve our knowledge of the English language during a very short time. A warm atmosphere helped us break the language barrier. We found that ILS teachers take their students’ needs into account and are interested in the progress of each student.
Dalius Regelskis, Architect, Sigita Gyliene, Designer. Design Solutions UAB (Private tailor-made course)
By choosing, quite randomly, my English studies with ILS Vilnius, I was in for a pleasant surprise. These turned out to be the most efficient foreign language studies that I have ever had. All the chains of the ILS activities are characterized by the atmosphere of no-nonsense and good-will.
The teachers are highly competent in the English language and the Anglo-Saxon culture, and they are also very skillful at creating a respectful and friendly relationship with the students. I discovered this during my one-to-one lessons. My brilliant teacher precisely “diagnosed” my soft spots and offered an optimal study program. The teacher is always ready to meet my various English language needs (reports at conferences, lectures, correspondence, greetings) and boosting my self-confidence in my professional activities.
Grazina Miniotaite, Senior Research Fellow, Culture, Philosophy and Arts Research Institute (Private tailor-made course)
‘… Learning English has never been so interesting and funny. Forget memories of school with boring homework and tiring grammar exercises – it will not be difficult to sit through the class even after a hard day’s work. Native language teachers, good teaching materials, and a relaxed atmosphere will help you to get results faster than you expected. Not only Litexpo employees but Litexpo clients experienced this…’
Mika Frankaite, Project manager Lithuanian Exhibition Centre “Litexpo” (Adult 60 group course)