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professional English classes with competent teaching for confident speaking

Welcome to talk, the English school of choice for professionals and English speakers of all levels.

talk offers personalised English learning experiences with lessons designed to encourage you to speak with confidence. Through active participation, talk will take your English skills to the next level.


Why choose talk?

Personalised classes
with engaging content

Professional and experienced

Competitive rates
and flexibility

Interesting and relevant topics and discussions designed for your needs

talk English courses give you a different classroom experience. The content is thoughtfully created based on individual needs and English proficiency. Lessons are designed to facilitate confidence in speaking. I want you to feel a sense of achievement after your class.

Enjoy learning English with lessons beyond what is offered in textbooks

I have over 25 years of professional and teaching experience - six of those in my own English School in Bern.
My vocabulary, style of teaching and choice of content is influenced by my broad professional and personal experience.

Prices and flexibility

to fit your requirements

I offer a range of classes at competitive rates without compromising on quality and results.
I know that your time can sometimes be limited by work schedules. I offer flexibility so you can fit classes comfortably into your working week.


talk courses

Gaining confidence when speaking English is at the heart of talk. I offer

three different courses, all aimed at supporting you to reach this goal. Contact me

for advice about any of the courses. I can suggest which is the right one for you.

Beginners to advanced
General and Business English

If you are a beginner or an advanced speaker, talk classes give you a motivating English learning experience that keeps students coming back year after year. Lessons are interesting and engaging and don’t just rely on the traditional textbook style of learning.

Individual coaching for

professional women

Women in professional and leadership roles often need to speak English with colleagues and clients.  If you want to improve your ability to speak with confidence in the workplace and various professional settings, this is the right choice for you.

Discussion groups for

advanced speakers

If you are a beginner or an advanced speaker, talk classes give you a motivating English learning experience that keeps my students coming back year after year. Lessons are interesting and engaging and don’t just rely on the traditional textbook style of learning.

For details about the course content and prices, go to the Courses page.

Students say...

The most rewarding part of teaching is the acknowledgement that my students are making progress
and enjoy their classes. Here is what people have said about me and my courses.

As a company, we greatly benefitted from Louise's teaching. The lessons were well structured, with a good mixture of grammar and conversation.

About talk English language school

I'm Louise Rapaud. Since taking over talk in 2017, I have had the opportunity to teach countless students fundamental skills and conversational techniques to enable them to confidently move forward with their English proficiency. 

I bring to the classroom diverse, international experience as a social worker, a joy of working with people and a curiosity about our world. 

Engage me in a discussion about environmental, humanitarian or social change issues, and I'll be a friend for life!


Born and raised in Australia, I now consider Switzerland as my home. I hold both the CELTA and SVEB 1 certificate. Having started with German just ten years ago, I fully empathize with the ups and downs of learning English - you're not alone on your journey! 

talk is based in Belp with comfortable teaching rooms and easy access by car or public transportation. 

It takes 4 minutes on foot to reach the school from the train (Steinbach station). There is on-site parking available. 

I look forward to welcoming you!

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My blog and talk news

Here you will find information about new classes and my blog.

And here you can read an article about the school in Der Baeup

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Winter English

Spend some of those cold, dark winter days learning!

Refresh and improve your English, travel through the language,

meet some new people and have different conversations. 

An 18-week course over winter on Thursday evenings, 5.30 to 7 p.m.

From November 3, 2022 to March 30, 2023

We will use a book at the A2/B1 level with additional content depending on the interest and level of the class.  


6-7 people:    CHF 30 / 90 minutes

4-5 people:    CHF 35 / 90 minutes

3 people:        CHF 45 / 90 minutes

Get in Touch

Do you have a question or want to book a trial class?

You are very welcome to join a lesson to see if it suits you. 

I am happy to discuss your needs by phone or in person.

Contact me and I will reply to you within 24 hours.

Information entered here is solely intended for personal

communication between myself and you/your company.

Louise Rapaud

talk English Courses

1st floor, Bayweg 9,

3123 Belp

+41 (0)77 475 55 06

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