ABOUT US

Our language center was founded in 2014. It is located in Toowoomba City and reflects the various backgrounds and cultures of the area.

We provide a wide range of services in over 18 languages to individuals and professionals:

-language classes and tuitions on-sit, off-site and on-line

-translation and interpretation services (letters, meetings, briefs, menus, offers, leaflets, etc)

-voice over services

-travel advice and tour leading

-sports and art classes in a foreign language

-business consulting

 

Our team members are passionate, experienced and eager to pass on their knowledge and experience.

All our team members are Blue Card holders.

 

Are you ready to start achieving your goals with us?

Get in touch!

Meet the team

 

Gwendoline

Gwen is the owner of Bonjour Toowoomba. She is a certified school teacher in France with extensive experience in teaching, facilitating international business meetings, translating and interpreting as well as organising tours and events.

Jun.jpg

Jun is from Yokohama and has extensive experience teaching Japanese as a foreign language both in Japan and Australia. She teaches students of all ages and all levels. 

Maribel comes from Lima, Peru. She is a Spanish teacher and a graphic designer. She loves Peruvian cuisine, going to the beach and meeting new people.

Bonjour Toowoomba Monica.png

​Mónica is a certified Spanish teacher. A former engineer, she has been teaching and translation at Bonjour Toowoomba since 2019.

Eleni is from Athens. She teaches Greek with us and loves to share her culture as well. She likes Zumba and she is a traditional Greek dancer. 

Romina was born in Iran. She then migrated to Turkey before migrating to Australia. She is our Farsi teacher. She loves to draw and play the guitar.

image0_edited.jpg

Rena is one of our German teachers. She comes from the South of Germany - Metzingen. She has experience teaching teenagers and adults in both private and group classes. 

Linda moved to Toowoomba 8 years ago. She teaches Mandarin to all levels and ages, with a lot of experience teaching children. She comes from Suzhou, a beautiful city near Shanghai.

Patience

More team profiles coming soon.

 

:)

Testimonials

 

'My daughter Zoe absolutely loves her Japanese lessons with Koko."

Bree

"Anne is brilliant - love my classes. Enjoy our lessons immensely. Can't wait for Christmas 2021 (Germany tour)."

Annie

Í've really enjoyed the course with Safa (Arabic). The lessons were well-paced and appropriate to me level. She was always happy to answer my questions​ in detail."

Linda

'I love my classes with Jun-san1"

Hayley

"My teacher is always punctual and flexible, so lessons can be whenever. My teacher is super friendly and my French has improved amazingly. Thank you. "

L., French, high school student

"Manon is an excellent teacher and I am very happy with my experience."

Char-Leigh

"I want to tell you I got my permenent residency yesterday. (...) Thank you G., I am so happy for your words, work and your support. It makes me hopeful about the future."

H., new Australian resident

"I have personally been learning French and can attest to the quality of the lessons and tutors. My children (who are much more fluent than I) have also gained enormously from the one-on-one and group tutoring sessions. If you are interested in learning, get in touch with Gwen and find out which lesson will suit you best."

J., student and father of 2 children students

"My daughter, T.,  was a student with you for her final year in Year 12, preparing for her trip to Japan. What the Japanese teacher taught her was greatly appreciated and very useful.
Now that she has returned from Japan, we are looking at her continuing her  education with your services."

W., mother of a high school student

"Looking forward to another year working on my French with Bonjour Toowoomba. 

It is a tribute to the friendly, encouraging, expert and professional teaching that I am heading back for my fourth year. I am an adult student and basically I find working with Gwen thoroughly enjoyable. 

Probably it’s the high standards combined with a relaxed learning environment that work for me." 


Cathy Mc Auliffe

"I have been going to French Language Classes at Bonjour Toowoomba for a few years now. Gwen our teacher is fantastic, she not only teaches us the language, she teaches us about the French culture and the day to day living in France. 

 

We have a lovely small group of students in our class with a variety of ages which is great. Gwen is a very accommodating teacher and responds to questions and emails in a very timely manner. 

 

I would love to go on the travel tours with Bonjour Toowoomba but my work has made that a bit difficult, but maybe next year. 

 

I love that learning another language is keeping my brain active as it can be challenging sometimes but Gwen is always there to help out if it gets too difficult. I think the classes are not very expensive and the terms coincide with the school holidays which is great.

Très Bien Bonjour Toowoomba C’est Magnifique.

LL Student in Toowoomba"

"Gwen at Bonjour Toowoomba has been teaching my infant son French for the last 12 months - starting when he was 7 months old. 

Gwen has been tireless in delivering fun language immersion sessions one to three times per week. She is flexible in arranging times which fit our feeding and nap times. Her hard work and commitment are paying off in that my son shows good understanding of many French words and is now starting to speak French words. 

We can't thank Gwen enough for her ongoing commitment to our son's learning and for making it such a fun experience."


Kathleen

"I learnt Spanish with Monica for a little over a year. During that time, I went from not knowing a word to being able to introduce myself, talk about my family and have basic conversation. Mónica teaches with enthusiasm and uses practical tools to help the class learn (including a final ‘Escape Room’ to recap the terms lessons). No question was silly and she helped till your pronunciation was perfecto! I would definitely recommend learning Spanish from Bonjour Toowoomba, not only will you have a second language but you might even get a brownie or two."

Danielle

"Je suis heureuse en classe. J'apprends à un rythme soutenu."

B.

"I'm very happy and grateful."

J.

Ï really enjoy Jun's classes! She makes me feel so comfortable and she is very patient with me."

Emma

"I have found language learning with Monica really enjoyable and have seen a great improvement in my language skills. Throughout my learning Spanish, she has always been enthusiastic and encouraging, and provides numerous resources for me to connect with learning content in and out of the lesson time. This support has made practicing what I have learnt during our lessons during my own time diverse and easily accessible."

Eve

"I have been studying Spanish with Monica for 3 terms now and have really enjoyed every lesson.  Monica is fun and very patient when I get side-tracked with pronunciation and is happy to take the time to try and explain the meaning of a word or phrase that we don’t have a direct translation in English.  With the games and activities using real world phrases and communication for practical applications makes the learning a lot easier and the whole experience fun."

Joel

"I am really enjoying my classes! S. is a wonderful teacher and I feel very comfortable with her. She encourages me and praises me which makes me want to continue to improve. I am so proud I have been able to learn this language and use it at my work. The response I have received from the Arabic speaking patients has been wonderful and definitely makes me feel it's worth continuing."

R., health worker learning Arabic

"I contacted Bonjour Toowoomba looking to learn Spanish as a complete beginner. I've done a combination of private and group classes over the last few months with Monica. She is a brilliant teacher and I have had lots of fun learning this new language. Bonjour Toowoomba has been fantastic and well organised, adapting to adhere to government restrictions and offering online classes in recent times. I've been very impressed with everything and I would recommend Bonjour Toowoomba to anyone thinking about learning a language."

Nicola

"Thank you for all you help last term. G. ended up with a B overall. Your lessons with her were a joy and really helped get her feeling positive again."

T., mother of a high school student

"As a mature aged woman, with an interest in the French language and culture, Bonjour Toowoomba was a natural first step towards learning the French language and to be introduced to the culture. 

Commencing my journey almost two years ago, I have found my French tutors to be encouraging and supportive. In this class, I learn to speak, read and write the language as well as learning interesting facts about the French culture, their daily way of life and of course, their food. 

My fellow class members vary in age, background and reasons for learning this language. This makes for a great learning environment." 

 

B – Admin Officer

G Day,

 

I have been attending one on one German lessons at Bonjour Language School since 2016. In that time I have received professional instruction from native German speakers that is of a very high standard, following a recognised curriculum. 

 

Since I have commenced with Bonjour, I have visited Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Austria several times and used the skills that I have gained, with complete success. I have proven that the skills I have learned are actually really useful.

 

I am now continuing beyond my original requirement because I am fascinated with learning the language in more detail. Bonjour is providing excellent education in this respect.

 

During my time with Bonjour I have found the instructors friendly and considerate. When life has created problems affecting my ability to attend training, they were accepting and able to adjust to changing situations.

 

I completely recommend the Bonjour Language School to anyone wanting to learn or further language skills, for any of the Languages on offer.

 

Tchüss,

 

Bob Behrndt

288 Ruthven St, Toowoomba City QLD 4350, Australia
PO Box 720 - Toowoomba QLD 4350

+61(0)424 451 773

©2020 BY BONJOUR TOOWOOMBA