Dedicated, creative and hooked on lifelong learning, from the early years onward!
English for young learners and Japanese language courses in Geneva’s Grand-Saconnex and Rive Droite, since 2005
Meet the team
Maude VUILLE—Teacher and Founder
Languages and more, and Oh Yes POD & Languages
Maude’s young students become confident speakers and knowledgeable listeners. They have been proven to quickly understand every bit of information conveyed in English at the dinner table, to the delight and dismay of their parents.
It is these same teaching skills – including experience and strong communication skills – that are likely at work with her business clients, as many of them stand out for their improved language skills, or for passing their naturalization exams and job interviews.
Maude opened her small language center in 2005 in Grand-Saconnex. It is called Languages and more ¦ Languages and more. Born in Switzerland and raised in the United States, Maude graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a double major in Japanese language and Arts and Ideas. She lived and worked in Asia for several years, working with amazing mentor teachers and improving her Japanese language skills, before returning to Switzerland.
In addition, she hosts the French and Language Fun Show on Expat Radio. In 2022, Maude published the first episodes of the POD, the Swiss Entrepreneur PODcast, to champion local businesses through podcasting and to tell stories across language borders in one of Switzerland’s 4 national languages or in English.These episodes are transformed into language courses.
Maude listens to her learners. She gives children the confidence and space to grow through their language learning experiences. With adults, Maude’s teaching features real stories, real people, and authentic language that create connections, enhance integration, and help local language learners feel at home in Switzerland.
When it comes to her team, she looks for teammates who share her motivation and bring complementary skills and dedication. Perhaps because of her journalistic background and passion for teaching, Aleksandra transforms her students’ English skills beyond their expectations, while Hiromi’s open-minded, student-centered approach makes her a flexible and effective teacher.
Aleksandra Bosiocic Dronjic—English-language teacher, adult and young learners; Book Club facilitator
Ms. Aleksandra Bosiocic Dronjic is a seasoned and certified English teacher with over 4,000 hours of experience teaching English to students of all ages and skill levels, from beginner to native speaker level.
She worked as a professional journalist for several years before deciding to turn her passion for languages into teaching and tutoring. For example, her love for “all things words” is evident in the online English Book Club she runs.
Hiromi Kasahara – Japanese language teacher; specialist in “learning by doing” science summer camps
Ms. Hiromi Kasahara is a certified Japanese language trainer. Behind the scenes, she holds a master’s degree in development finance and has a knack for introducing Japanese culture into her classes as needed to further engage her learners and see them flourish.
Hiromi explains etiquette and cultural differences while reinforcing the language and social skills of her adult learners to achieve their goals. When it comes to younger students, Hiromi is quick to discover what a child means when she says she wants to study Japanese: manga, calligraphy, science experiments, and delicious Japanese cooking activities pave the way for learning the Japanese language and culture.