Learn English effectively
At Spell, we’ll design and deliver an English course perfectly tailored to your needs! We use modern active learning methods that build on team spirit, fun assignments and active participation.
Public sector English
What our clients say
“Dominic’s mastery of the teaching method is outstanding and effortless. You can see that he invests real energy into what he does. Special thanks for designing targeted teaching materials just for us. I also got to know new colleagues and what they do. Thank you.”
“Dominic Landon’s courses in forestry English have always won glowing praise from our employees. The atmosphere has been open, positive and encouraging. His active teaching methods are really well suited to language-learning. Dominic’s wide specialist vocabulary and extensive experience in teaching forestry English courses were evident throughout. Our participants have been extremely satisfied with the content of these courses.”
“An outstanding course. I had no idea you could study English in such a pleasant and effective way. This was the best course I’ve ever taken—well planned and creative.”
“The course materials were precisely designed to meet our needs. The teaching method and the relevance of the content for the target audience fostered a stimulating atmosphere throughout the course, even when the days were long. The mood was exceptionally bright, thanks to the professional skill of the teacher. The participants took enormous strides forward in terms of their active speaking skills, thanks to the socialising and the conversation exercises focused on daily work tasks. In their feedback, all participants gave top marks to all aspects of the course.”
“The targeted Spell English courses perfectly matched our expectations. We had the chance to speak and use the vocabulary we need in our work. The teaching method was really effective. The participants were particularly grateful for the teaching materials specially crafted for the Finnish Meteorological Institute. Besides improving our English skills, the course offered a fantastic team-building opportunity. We also got to know colleagues working in other sectors within the Institute.”
“The days simply flashed by. The course was varied and effective. Dominic uses excellent teaching methods—you don’t even realise you’re learning! The series of dialogues written for our specific needs provides outstanding support for learning the specialist English of our field.”
“Dominic had prepared a whole range of forestry-related material based on the learning goals agreed. We covered the key concepts and topics related to forest management, harvesting and logistics, as well as biodiversity and other topical environmental questions. The students found the material interesting and they appreciated the variety. The feedback was really positive!”
The teaching method
Team spirit, stronger skills
We offer entertaining exercises and a supportive atmosphere for truly effective learning and communication.
A welcoming and positive learning environment
We always work in small groups to create an atmosphere that fosters open communication and effective learning.
Stimulating teaching methods
We use activating techniques to get the students talking and to make learning effortless.
My name is Dominic Landon. I was brought up in Naantali, Finland, in a bilingual (Anglo-Finnish) family. Having trained as a professional actor in London, I received my MA in English from the Universities of Helsinki and Oulu in Finland.
Building on my double degree, I’ve developed a teaching technique that is lively, precise and effective. I keep things relaxed and enjoyable and always put my students centre-stage. I have lots of experience and I make a point of motivating all participants, whatever their level. It all comes down to one simple idea: active learning. For me, a successful course means that every single participant goes home feeling more confident.