Catherine Jodar is Founder and Director of Language Advantage, shes an international communication expert who provides savvy and effective language training for multinational executives who worth with international teams.
A French National, Catherine immigrated to Canada when she was 23 years old. Born into a multilingual family, her passion was to bring together people of different cultures more closely, teaching how to speak to each other. Catherines goal for connecting people through communication gave way to her forming her language school. In the past 14 years, Language Advantage has grown to a team of highly qualified 24 personal coaches with one office in Toronto and a satellite office in Montreal.
Catherine has won 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
She speaks and writes about issues facing multinational executives and professionals who have to deal with the challenges of working in a foreign language in her talks and in her blogs.
Her biggest personal passion is her adored son who she had when she was 38 and helping him overcome the challenges of his dyslexia.
Language Advantage’s coaching team has a passion for teaching! Well-travelled, they have taught in numerous industries and speak several languages French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Italian, Arabic, and Polish to name a few.
While we recruit and hire language coaches for their proven teaching ability and experience, we also ensure our team has exceptional educational qualifications, business acumen, and adapt well to new technology. Our retention rate is very high and we have coaches who remain on our team for over ten years.
Language Advantage works closely on-site and via telephone or Skype with our clients (one-on-one or in small group formats) and is familiar with their time-strapped schedules therefore able to balance a high level of commitment which leads to lasting and long term results.
At Language Advantage Inc. our teachers are highly qualified with years of teaching experience. Our teachers come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We strive to have teachers that have had national and international experience.
Language Advantage Inc. values teachers that can bring a wealth of cultural experience to the students learning environment. Our teachers work experience is complimented by the diversity of their personal background.
Learning a language involves risk and courage. Our teachers are sensitive to this and approach the learning environment with an encouraging attitude and ensure a safe place for the learners to take risks and have fun trying!