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Language Advantage: a safe, supportive learning environment

Catherine Jodar, Founder

She was born in France into a multilingual family. So it’s in Catherine’s blood to want to help people of different cultures come together. Teaching them how to talk to each other is where it starts.

Catherine immigrated to Canada when she was just 23 years old. It wasn’t long before she found a way to combine her wonderful teaching abilities with her love of connecting people through communication.

Today, more than two decades later, Catherine is living her dream. Language Advantage has a team of 35 highly qualified personal coaches, with offices in Toronto and Montréal, Canada. Helping multinational executives communicate effectively with their international teams has become a reality.

A well-travelled professional, Catherine also speaks to groups and writes about the challenges and issues multinational executives and professionals must face—and manage—when they’re working in a foreign language. Follow Catherine in her talks and read her blogs.

She is the honoured recipient of the coveted Asociacin de Profesores Hispano-Canadiense Placa al Mrito award in recognition of her work in 2006 OISE/University of Toronto, 28 enero 2006.

 

Catherine Jodar

We are WBE Canada Certified. Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to supply chains across North America.

Language Advantage team

Our coach-teachers

Language Advantage’s coaching team is passionate about teaching.

Internationally travelled, we’ve taught in many different industries and sectors. One of our many collective strengths is our wide variety of backgrounds and the balance of national and international experience we have. We speak French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Italian, Arabic, and Polish…to name a few.

Our coaches are chosen for their proven teaching abilities and years of hands-on experience. All are warm, patient tutors, with exceptional educational qualifications, business acumen, and the ability to adapt well to new technology.

Our retention rate is very high; some of our coaches have been with Language Advantage for nearly two decades.

How we work

Learning a new language is about risk, courage, and ultimately…reward. At Language Advantage, we understand the process.

We’re teachers—caring, sensitive instructors who want to engage with you in the way you’re most comfortable. We approach the learning environment with encouragement, patience…and more encouragement. One thing for sure: You’ll have a safe place to take risks. And have fun trying!

Training takes place on-site or virtually (via LearnCube or a platform of your choice); one-on-one; or in small group formats. We’ve worked with busy business people and their time-strapped schedules for many years. We can balance your high level of commitment with flexible times and adjustable formats to be sure you get lasting results.

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How we work
Artemis

Diverse, inclusive connections in a 21st century world

Language Advantage is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), with a particular focus on #5 Gender Equality. Language Advantage is a member of Artemis Project, a collective of women-owned businesses that provide goods and services to the mining sector. In 2022, the Canadian mining sector pledged support for Artemis’s South American initiative, the Artemisa project in Chile, which brings young women mining-engineering and science graduates to launch their careers in Canada. We are proud to provide English-language coaching to help accelerate their success.

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