Language Advantage
Language training solutions that work

Empowering your employees

For more than 20 years, Language Advantage has been delivering real results and transforming businesses. Our language training programs have increased company productivity by helping employees communicate more effectively in a foreign language and culture. We offer on-site and virtual training across Canada. All programs are available in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin and Japanese, but we can also accommodate other language needs. Read more about our mission.

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5 Things Preventing You From Learning a Language

Learning a foreign language can be very liberating and empowering. It allows people to communicate better, and, as a result, to develop deeper and more successful relationships. The benefits are countless, and they can be applied both to business and personal life.
Yet, many studies reveal that adults often feel negative emotions towards the idea of signing up for classes. As they suggest, unconscious beliefs and traumas can considerably impact the way someone perceives language instruction, to the point of turning it into an unpleasant experience.

If you feel that way, worry not: it is a common mindset, especially among working adults. As you will see, there are many prejudices and emotional blocks that can be preventing you from learning a new language. The good thing is that they can all be defeated, especially if you have a considerate team by your side! read more

Catherine Jodar

Founder & Director

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Passionate About People

Do you often feel lost and powerless in an international meeting because you can’t fully understand what is being said? You’re not alone!

Did you know that 67% of executives believe that language miscommunications lead to inefficiencies? And that almost 50% agree that it makes collaborations more difficult, which slows down the overall productivity?

What if we could offer you a simple method to get you to quickly and efficiently become proficient in a foreign business culture? Yes, it is possible! And we will help you reach that goal by teaching you the language and the specific industry terms in which you’re operating

I’m Catherine Jodar and for 20 years I’ve been helping executives and professionals to communicate with ease and confidence in their multinational operations. My mission is to make you feel comfortable in another language so that your business can succeed.

Take my 5 minute free Are You Suffering From Language-itis Quiz to see if your career is being hurt by your lack of language skills across business borders.


We customize our language training programs to meet our client's communication needs in doing business in Canada and around the world.


Our programs are also tailored to each industry with sector-specific vocabulary.

Convenience and flexibility

We provide training on-site and off-site according to our client's schedule and availability.


We hire experienced instructors who are qualified teachers of a second language.

Our Programs

Face-to-Face Learning
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Lunch & Learn Bootcamps
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Virtual Learning Program
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Helping professionals communicate more effectively in a foreign language and culture


“Language Advantage has provided French and English language instruction to members of our firm for the past 15 years. All of the instructors have been excellent and have created a very positive and fun learning environment. Language Advantage is dedicated to providing top rate service to its clients.”

Mara Nickerson
Director Professional Development
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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