I opened The English Center in 2015 so that high-quality classes for children and adults could be available in our community. After over 22 years of teaching at other language schools, I was inspired to start my own learning center to help people achieve their English goals. My teaching model includes small class sizes, enriching lessons for all levels, highly-qualified teachers, and a student-centered environment with complete English immersion.
At The English Center, we provide an English-speaking environment not just for students but also for the community. We host monthly Networking Nights, where adults in the community can meet others and practice English in a casual and friendly environment. Additionally, we have a monthly book club that anyone can join for book discussions in English. Furthermore, we are proud to offer an extensive English library for both adults and children that is open to the public.
Founder and School Director
Founder & School Director
English instructor for both children and adults
Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on TESOL for children Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish
CELTA - University of Cambridge (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)
Certificate in Online English Language Teaching - Cambridge Assessment
Kelsey is a native English speaker from Massachusetts, U.S.A. She started teaching in 1998 when she studied Early Childhood Education at the University of Massachusetts. She earned a B.A. in Spanish, and then in 2000 she obtained her CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) from Cambridge University. She lived in Spain for numerous years teaching Business English, Cambridge Exam preparation, and general English to students of all ages.
In 2005, Kelsey joined the Peace Corps and had the opportunity to relocate to China where she taught English at a university for two and a half years. In 2008, Kelsey returned to the United States where she taught English and Spanish in Washington DC while working on her Master’s in Education.
In 2011, Kelsey and her Swiss husband moved from the United States to Switzerland. They have two young boys and are raising them bilingually.
Besides being a native English speaker, Kelsey also speaks German, Spanish, and basic Chinese. Having been a language student herself, Kelsey understands the importance of qualified teachers, diverse learning methods, and keeping the focus on the student’s needs.
Throughout Kelsey’s extensive teaching career, she has had the pleasure of teaching in various businesses, community colleges, and both public and private schools. In addition, she has prepared
hundreds of students for Cambridge Exams, as well as IELTS and TOEFL. In 2015, Kelsey started The English Center in Langenthal so that children and adults in the community could access high-quality English lessons. Kelsey is proud of her student-focused school and she truly enjoys helping students of all ages and levels achieve their English goals.
"Als erstes möchte ich mich bei dir Bedanken, dass du immer wieder Video von den Kindern machst, die Kinder so liebevoll behandelst und ihnen viel englisch beibringst." - Eltern von Kind
“I like the very interesting and useful discussions with the teacher. I liked the new words I learned and I try to integrate them in the discussions and texts. For my needs, she is a great teacher! Thank you very much!” D.F.- B2/C1 level student
Some of our clients
The English Center
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The English Center
IBAN CH96 0900 0000 6160 1864 6
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