At Enlighten, we are a team and community of dedicated, experienced, native language teachers from many countries. Highly qualified linguistic professionals, we hold masters degrees and/or certificates for Teaching Foreign Languages.

We are creative and provide a wide range of materials to make your experience stimulating and effective whether you are a beginner or an advanced student.

Having lived and travelled in different parts of the world, we are sensitive to the experiences you may encounter when launching into a new language. Setting targets and assessing your progress on a regular basis is an important part of our service.

We look forward to embarking on a successful, unique linguistic journey together!

We are here to inspire and challenge you!

Caitrin

Co-founder of Enlighten Languages / Managing Director France, Spain, UK

Caitrin:


In 2013 I created Enlighten Languages with a view to providing students with a unique learning experience.

I am personally committed to making sure each and every course is effective and meaningful, allowing students to reach their full potential inside and outside the workplace.

I manage a team of qualified, motivated, teachers in France and Spain from different professional backgrounds.

We have a common aim: we want to equip our students for fluent and coherent communication across the globe.

We like to challenge our students and take great pride in their achievements.

Together as a team we love to share our passion for learning and teaching languages.

Director of Human Resources & Director of Operations France

TylerTyler:


Howdy! My name is Tyler, “Tyleur”, “Taylor”, or “타일러” depending on your linguistic profile. I’m originally from Wisconsin (USA), and am crazy about languages, traveling, cycling, and badminton! I like to think of myself as a people person and I value (probably more than ... Read moreanything) the strong connection I create with our Enlighten team as well as with all our students. I’m currently wearing a couple of “hats” within Enlighten. As Human Resources Director, I recruit a top-notch team of trainers that provide quality tailor-made instruction to all of our students. As Pedagogical Director, I’m constantly working “behind the scenes” to improve the quality of our pedagogical content and also hold monthly “train the trainer” sessions for our trainers all across France and Spain. And occasionally I still put on my “teacher hat”. As a teacher, I pride myself in really paying attention to the small details of each student’s individual learning style and encourage every student to take risks while learning with me. For me, building confidence is fundamental to improving language skills! I enjoy very specific English training requests just as much as sharing stories about life and believe that both types of interaction are essential to building linguistic versatility both inside and outside of the “office”. I have been on the Enlighten team for four years now, based in Lyon.

Pedagogical Director

SarahSarah:


Hi! I’m Sarah from Toronto, Canada, and I have been living and teaching English in Barcelona since 2012. Understanding how people learn languages is a passion of mine. In addition to obtaining a C1 level of Spanish since my arrival in Spain, I have recently completed a Masters of Applied ... Read moreLinguistics (Language Acquisition in a Multilingual Context) at the University of Barcelona, which has given me an extensive theoretical and practical knowledge of the process of second language acquisition. This background combined with my years of classroom experience gives me a special insight into what my students really need to help them advance in their understanding and mastery of English. Incorporating research-based principles into my classes through fun and engaging lessons that are tailored to each student’s needs ensures that my students progress quickly and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Head of French Studies

StefanStefan:


My name is Stefan. I am from Auxerre, the department of Yonne in France. I studied management, information systems and French as a Foreign Language in Lyon. On a parallel to a few years of research in semantics, I started a career in teaching very early on at University ... Read more Jean Moulin Lyon 3, in different schools, companies and also individuals. I taught FLE in France and abroad, especially in Denmark. I am passionate about Scandinavia. Enlighten entrusts me with the management and educational responsibility of courses in French as a Foreign Language. Enlighten works in total confidence with its team of teachers who, in order to respond to the requirements of their learners, implement their own tools and their methodology as well. The diversity and creativity of each teacher is an invaluable asset in achieving progress with our students.We also create and organize intensive courses, total immersion in the true spirit of discovery. Indeed, our pedagogical approach is based on active approach, ie to really live into the foreign language in order to use it effectively with real language skills. This approach involves creating diverse scenarios during the courses, and the practice of new skills in very real situations, in the context of immersion courses. The main purpose of our Enlighten school is to support our learners efficiently and with goodwill throughout their foreign language learning journey. We help them succeed in their project of becoming independent speakers and therefore opening up to the world.

Head of Translating Department & English Teacher

Anne-Marie:


Hi, my name is Anne-Marie and I come from Melbourne, Australia. I have been living in Lyon for 6 years and have been part of the Enlighten team for nearly two years. I do telephone lessons, in-company teaching and translations for Enlighten, and feel that the team atmosphere is really what ... Read moremakes Enlighten different, as it creates a relaxed and friendly environment for the teachers and the students. I have a Masters degree in translation, which I enjoy because it allows me to think about and participate in the relationship between language and culture. My priority as a teacher is to help my students to feel comfortable and relaxed in English, and to encourage them to view language learning as an interesting experience rather than just a tool or an obligation. In the classroom I try to create a friendly and informal environment where students can express themselves without stress.

English Teacher Lyon & Business Developer

Richard
Richard:

Hello! I'm Ric from Exeter in the south-west of England. My goal when teaching is to enable the student to speak confidently about all aspects of life, both general and ... Read morespecific to business. I believe in active and lively lessons, In which the student can learn whilst debating real life situations with passion. I enjoy being part of the Enlighten team in Lyon, as I am able to meet people from all walks of life who have different language orientated goals.

English Teacher & Senior Consultant Toulouse

Marie
Marie:

Hello! I’m Marie, an English teacher from Philadelphia in the US. Growing up with an American father and a French mother, I became aware of the particular issues that ... Read morespeakers of multiple languages face. I’ve been living and teaching in Toulouse for six years and enjoy helping business professionals and independent learners alike progress towards their goals, gain confidence, and feel at ease as they discover the satisfaction of expressing themselves in English. I find purpose in giving my students the tools they need and in guiding them as they pursue their interests. I joined the Enlighten team in 2015.

English Teacher & Senior Consultant Paris

Antonio
Antonio:

Hi! I'm Antonio from Oxford in the UK. I have been living in France and particularly in the Paris region since I left university (not Oxford university 🙂 ) back in the early 90s.... Read more
I have been an English language trainer for many years, but only recently joined the Enlighten training team.
Being bilingual in French and English enables me not only to better understand the mistakes French learners make, but also the difficulties and challenges they are confronted with when communicating in English.
Whenever possible I try to demonstrate the connections and patterns that exist between French and English and as a result this encourages risk taking and develops self-confidence, both of which are crucial in language learning.

English Teacher Nice & Business Developer

Jay
Jay:

Hi, my name is Jay and I have recently joined the Enlighten team in Nice!
I’m originally from Newport Beach, California and have an extensive background ... Read morein finance and accounting. I’m happy to say that I’ve lived on four different continents, travelled to over 60+ countries, lived in New York City and Philadelphia for four years apiece and speak 3 languages. Since arriving in France over 6 years ago, I have focused solely on teaching English (perhaps less money but way more satisfying!). Aside from teaching English, my students appreciate my laid-back Californian attitude, passion for improving their English and the fact that we can discuss at length anything and everything under the sun!!

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Sophi
Sophi:

Hello! I'm Sophie and I'm an English teacher from Leicestershire in England. I have been teaching English for 3 years. After completing my training in Argentina I went on ... Read moreto work for several language institutes and bilingual primary schools teaching students of all ages and abilities. I joined the Enlighten team in Toulouse this year. Thanks to my background in Drama and Modern Foreign Languages my teaching style is energetic and informal with lots of role plays, games and debates.

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Esther
Esther:

Hi, I'm Esther! I'm from near Birmingham in England and studied French at the University of Leeds. I am a recent addition to the Enlighten team, I joined in October ... Read moreand mainly do telephone lessons. Enlighten provides a fun, relaxed, and practical way to teach and learn languages. Enlighten allows flexibility to organise personalised lessons, so that they fit in with the student and the teacher - making it possible for you to learn languages amidst your busy, daily life. I believe that in learning a language, speaking early and often is key. Whatever your interests, I try to tailor lessons to things that students enjoy talking about. Personally, I love food so I enjoy exploring the similarities and differences between French and British cuisine. I often use videos and role plays to help students improve pronunciation, vocabulary, and most importantly, confidence!

English Teacher

Pamela
Pamela:

I previously worked as a lawyer in the UK and my business background makes understanding the demands of students easier. By drawing upon my own professional ... Read moreskills I am able to enhance students learning experience by relating my classes to true life. I am delighted to be part of the Enlighten team. I have been teaching English in Lyon for about 3 years to a variety of students but particularly enjoy Enlighten as my students are very motivated and want to learn. I also appreciate the team spirit at Enlighten as there is a real willingness to work together.

English Teacher

Daniel
Daniel:

Hi! I’m Daniel from eastern Pennsylvania in the US. I joined the Enlighten team in 2018 in Paris and I love my teaching position. I also love playing American Football, listening ... Read moreto music and traveling. Having grown up with an American father and an Italian mother, I understand the importance of being able to communicate with people from different countries and I realize the difficulties linked to learning a new language. I try to build and adapt my lessons so they fit my students’ interests and learning style. I try to use videos and interactive sources as much as I can to encourage comprehension and to build up vocabulary. My main goals as a teacher are to make sure I always offer an interesting and fun experience to every one of my students and to boost their confidence through enjoyable activities.

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Liam
Liam:

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Alex
Alex:

Hey I’m Alex. I joined the Enlighten team recently and am an English trainer based in Bordeaux. I come from Kent in England and have been in France since 2015. What I ... Read moreenjoy most about teaching is enabling a person to grow, overcome fears and gain new abilities. Aiding development in others and watching their confidence expand is a real pleasure. Here in Bordeaux I am the Enlighten Team leader and enjoy coordinating our work and schedules as well as organizing events in your companies and afterworks. When I’m not at work you’ll probably find me in the kitchen experimenting with a new dish, at a café with my head down in a great book, tinkering with my bike or enjoying a lovely glass of Bordeaux red with my pals at a terrace.

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Patrick
Patrick:

Hello! I’m Patrick, and I’m originally from a town near Miami, Florida, in the United States. I moved to Bordeaux in 2017, after a few years of traveling throughout the ... Read moreworld. I have a Masters degree in a discipline related to history, and I teach lower level university courses to students in the US via the internet. I’ve been teaching English here in France for a bit longer than a year, while simultaneously learning the French language (so I’m a student, too!) I have extensive teaching experience in a traditional classroom/group setting, as well as experience teaching in companies and in a one-on-one setting with individual students. My teaching style is relaxed and fun while still focusing on the student’s goals – I find that when students are at ease, they express more confidence in their abilities and are better able to retain new information. I’m glad to be a part of the Enlighten team and am eager to meet and work with students in Bordeaux.

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Jane
Jane:

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Derek
Derek:
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