About Us

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 OurPlace 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.

Honesty

We value transparency in our client relationships and welcome your feedback at every stage of the project.

Flexibility

We offer flexibility in our service provision, giving you efficient and cost-effective solutions.

Excellence 

Using our language and business expertise, we are dedicated to helping you achieve excellence in language skills and business communication.

Commitment

We are committed to serving your individual or company interests and finding the ideal solution for every client.

Reliability

You can depend on us to meet your communication requirement within your timeframe and keep you informed throughout.

Our Team

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

Founding Director

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.

Neil Bullock

Senior Trainer

Neil Bullock is the senior trainer for Leman Language Services. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Neil has lived in Switzerland since 2005. A language specialist with an MA in Applied Linguistics as well as a second MA in Contemporary French Studies, he has

been teaching English since 2002. Neil draws on his extensive background in the aviation industry when teaching English for the business world. He is also a teacher trainer and specialist in test development, evaluation and assessment, and is a member of the IATEFL TEASIG committee, responsible for organising and delivering webinars aimed at teachers with an interest in testing and assessment.

Neil’s role with LLS focuses on designing course materials, teaching students and training teachers. This includes monitoring the quality of language training. Neil’s wide-ranging experience enriches the development and delivery of LLS teaching services.

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.

Joanie Waelti

Digital Marketing Specialist

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.

Emily is an English trainer for Leman Language Services. Born in the UK and raised in the US, Emily now lives in Switzerland. Experienced in both British and American English, Emily’s versatility benefits learners wishing to focus on either British or American language and culture. 

Since 2012, Emily has coached adults, adolescents and children of all levels and diverse cultural backgrounds in several internationally renowned private language schools, both in group course settings and individualised private sessions. As a California-licensed attorney who practised in a top-tier international law firm, Emily is uniquely positioned to create and implement specialised private courses or executive coaching sessions in the business and legal sector. Skilled at building relationships with high-level management in multinational companies and with her command of formal, professional, nuanced language, Emily helps LLS clients who need similar skills in business English communication.  Emily earned an undergraduate diploma in English and American Literature (University of Southern California) and holds a Juris Doctor (University of California, Los Angeles). She has also completed the CELTA English teaching certificate and the Advanced Diploma in French Language (DALF).

Emily Taylor Andre

English Trainer

Emily is an English trainer for Leman Language Services. Born in the UK and raised in the US, Emily now lives in Switzerland. Experienced in both British and American English, Emily’s versatility benefits learners wishing to focus on either British or American

language and culture. 

Since 2012, Emily has coached adults, adolescents and children of all levels and diverse cultural backgrounds in several internationally renowned private language schools, both in group course settings and individualised private sessions. As a California-licensed attorney who practised in a top-tier international law firm, Emily is uniquely positioned to create and implement specialised private courses or executive coaching sessions in the business and legal sector. Skilled at building relationships with high-level management in multinational companies and with her command of formal, professional, nuanced language, Emily helps LLS clients who need similar skills in business English communication.  Emily earned an undergraduate diploma in English and American Literature (University of Southern California) and holds a Juris Doctor (University of California, Los Angeles). She has also completed the CELTA English teaching certificate and the Advanced Diploma in French Language (DALF).

Language Trainers

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.

Translators

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.

Virtual Assistants

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.

Leman Language Services

Office: Leman Language Services
c/o OurPlace
Rue de Lausanne 35A
1110 Morges
Switzerland

+41 76 560 35 71

Monday to Friday: 08:00-20:00

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