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

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.

Professional and experienced

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.

Competitive rates and flexibility

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

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.

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

Join a group of motivated learners and challenge yourself with thought-provoking discussions about the state of the world we live in today. Over eight, 90-minute sessions, you will exchange ideas, thoughts and opinions in a comfortable and safe environment.

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 my blog, and upcoming topics and events


My blog - an intergenerational climate apology

I am concerned with the gap between what we know about climate change and what we as individuals are doing about it. How can we get ourselves to reduce our consumption and vote for the transformative change required to tackle climate change?

My blog proposes that an intergenerational climate apology personalises climate change, making it easier for us to assume responsibility for our own actions. Recognising the harm facing our own kids, acknowledging our individual role in this harm and taking steps to make amends for the harm done are proposed as steps we can take as individuals to contribute to the complex, multidisciplinary response to climate change.

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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