Leman Language Services was founded to meet the growing need for specialised language services with a difference. We provide businesses and individuals with customer-focused language training and executive business English coaching as well as translation, copywriting, copy-editing, proofreading, and virtual assistant services.
We understand that international businesses need to communicate with partner offices, suppliers and customers around the world and that language excellence gives you the edge over your competitors. Likewise, clear, accurate translations and copy-editing ensure that your message is understood by your audience. And when you trust us with your copywriting, we’ll work with you to create content that is informative, engaging, authoritative and persuasive.
Why ‘Leman Language Services’?
Our company name was inspired by our lakeside view from the innovative co-working space beside Lac Leman. At Leman Language Services, we aim to provide clients with language training and business communication that is refreshingly clear.
Our Mission and Values
Leman Language Services is committed to your success.
We take pride in our unique customer-focused and flexible service. Our business is built on five key values that we believe are essential to earning your trust and delivering excellent service.
We value transparency in our client relationships and welcome your feedback at every stage of the project.
We offer flexibility in our service provision, giving you efficient and cost-effective solutions.
Using our language and business expertise, we are dedicated to helping you achieve excellence in language skills and business communication.
We are committed to serving your individual or company interests and finding the ideal solution for every client.
You can depend on us to meet your communication requirement within your timeframe and keep you informed throughout.
Leman Language Services is committed to delivering excellent customer service in Switzerland and beyond. To provide the flexible, tailor-made solutions and reliable service that our clients deserve, we have built a dedicated team of specialists from Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom with more than ten years' experience in their fields.
We are focused on helping people become more effective and confident in their communication, in the workplace and socially, so they can achieve career and personal goals.
Lara Epiney Takache
Lara Epiney Takache is the founding director of Leman Language Services. Fluent in English, French and Italian, Lara has lived and studied in the United Kingdom and Switzerland, giving her insight into the cultures of both countries.
A specialist in English and French training and executive business English coaching, Lara has ten years’ experience in training professionals in multinational companies. She holds an MA in English, History of Religion, and Political Science from the University of Lausanne. Her language and teaching certification include the CELTA certificate (University of Cambridge), Executive Business Language Coaching (TLC, Baden) and the Adult Trainer Federal Certificate. Lara has extensive experience in providing HR, event management, administration, marketing and communication services for NGOs and the education industry.
Lara thrives on supporting LLS clients to achieve their personal and professional goals. Using her experience in multicultural, international and multifaith contexts, her management skills and her ability to solve problems, Lara builds effective teams to deliver results that meet each client’s objectives.
Senior English Trainer and Training Manager
Katie Lloyd is the senior trainer and training manager for Leman Language services. Born and raised in the UK, Katie finally settled in Switzerland in 2015 after living in France, Spain and Germany. She has been teaching English for 10 years to a wide range of
students including: primary school children, teenagers, adults preparing to move abroad and even seniors. She holds a Bachelor in French and Spanish and a DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), which is equivalent to an MA. Katie is passionate about teaching English and always strives to motivate students and ensure lessons are tailored to their needs. Thanks to her DELTA experience Katie has recently taken on the role of training manager, which she thoroughly enjoys. She is now responsible for training staff, collaborating with management on projects and monitoring the quality of language training.
Joanie Waelti is the digital marketing and administrative officer with Leman Language Services. Born in Switzerland, Joanie studied English, journalism, communication and media at the University of Neuchatel. Joanie has more than seventeen years of experience working with IT in multicultural environments. She has handled a wide range of corporate communications, including social media and digital marketing, and is a webmaster and web designer. Her background includes connecting users to information technologies in both English and French as well as handling operating processes and workflows, implementing ITIL standards, and training employees in understanding IT service management and in using ITSM tools.
With LLS, Joanie draws on her extensive communication background to handle digital marketing and to manage administrative tasks for the virtual assistant services.
IT Manager and French Trainer
Born in Switzerland, Joanie Waelti studied English, journalism, communication and media at the University of Neuchâtel. With more than 17 years of experience in the information technology sector, she is IT manager and webmaster at Leman Language Services.
Joanie has overseen communications for many companies, including their social media and digital marketing. She understands multicultural environments and is skilled in making information technology accessible to users in English and French. Joanie is experienced in managing business processes and work methods, implementing ITIL standards, and training employees in IT service management and the use of ITSM tools.
Joanie has also been teaching French for over five years. Whether students want to improve their French skills at work, take an exam or just learn for fun, Joanie is dedicated to helping them achieve their goals. Sharing her knowledge with students and seeing their progress is a real driving force for Joanie.
Our university educated language trainers and executive business English coaches are certified in adult education. They all have a minimum of five years’ experience in teaching as well as business communication training. We provide our teachers with training where needed because we know that a valued and happy team deliver their best work for our clients.
Our professional translators translate into their native language. We offer translation into and from English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Arabic. They are specialists in their sectors, which include banking and finance, medical and pharmaceutical, legal, tourism and hospitality, watches and luxury goods.
Copywriters, Copy-Editors and Proofreaders
Our international copywriters, copy-editors and proofreaders are experienced in writing and editing government, NGO, and for-profit and non-profit business copy, specialising in these sectors: marketing, web design and content creation, PR and communications, media and publishing, film and music production, education, health and wellness, and sustainable living.
We can help you with a wide range of digital and print copywriting and copy-editing requirements, including presentations, speeches for congresses and conferences, newsletters, social media posts, reports, website copy, feature articles, blog posts, case studies, eBooks, printed books, LinkedIn profiles and CVs.
Our Swiss-based staff offering online administration in English and French have more than ten years’ experience working in administration and marketing services in corporate and non-profit sectors. With a passion for planning, organising and problem solving, our bilingual English-French virtual assistants can work in both languages to meet your business administration needs.
Our international and multicultural team have varied backgrounds, skills and experience, but we share a passion and commitment to effective communication and excellent customer service!
Leman Language Services is committed to your success. Get in touch today to find out more about our first-rate services in language training and translation, copywriting and copy-editing, and virtual assistance.