Meet the Team

Learning a language shouldn't be a chore.

At LERNFORUM, we pride ourselves in connecting people with learning opportunities and creative ideas through our engaging native-English speaking team. Whether you want to learn English for holidays, take an exam, or prepare to work or study abroad, our qualified and competent team is the place to start.

For additional Information on English at LERNFORUM Chur, please get in touch:
T: (+41) 81 353 63 62
E: info@lernforum.ch

  • Torrie Gruber
English Department Team Leader, from the Pacific Northwest U.S.A.
B.A. Ed., Cambridge CELTA, Swiss SVEB
E: torrie.gruber@lernforum.ch



As the English Studies team leader at LERNFORUM Chur, Torrie is your go-to for all things English. Torrie is known for her upbeat style, and has the ability to inspire others with her positive and engaging communication style, always looking to help build the best experience for her team and students. Best of all, she loves what she does: bringing the skill of communication to others through the English language.
Contact Torrie for General English questions as well as private, Special Purposes, Academic and Certificate studies.


  • Craig Braithwaite
Teacher, Cambridge CELTA, Swiss SVEB,  from South Africa and Australia














Learning a language doesn’t happen overnight; it takes much time, patience and diligence, but it’s worth it in the long run. Grammar and vocabulary are the building stones of a language – don’t be averse to them.  See learning a language as fun!  Craig's philosophy in life: We never really change, but we rather become that, which we truly are.  Enjoy being you.

  • Maya Crameri
Teacher, Cambridge CELTA Swiss SVEB from Connecticut  U.S. and Switzerland













Teachers need to show their students that English has less to do with a grammar book;  that it is a language spoken by ordinary people such as students, business people, and Holiday makers- just like in their own language. Maya is a great English teacher and she is very diligent. Her students like her upbeat style.


  • Niall McLauchlan
Teacher, Cambridge CELTA from Scotland and Costa Rica













Albert Einstein once said: „The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know”. Learning a language opens doors and builds bridges. Alongside language classes at LERNFORUM, it is important to have English present in your daily life. So don’t be afraid to strike up conversation with a native speaker, to start that book you were saving for your holidays or even sing along to your favourite song in the shower! Remember, as with most things in life, practice makes perfect.


  • Lisa Ziegler-Laine
 Teacher, B.A. English, M.B.A., Cambridge CELTA, from Canada














Lisa is a transplanted Canadian with zeal and zest for life. Her Master of Business Administration studies prepared her well in management and leadership positions in the business field and made her even more aware of how important English acquisition is.
There is never a dull moment when learning with Lisa. Her experience and success as an English teacher are the real thing.



  • Mary Tandy McGlasson
Teacher, B.A. from Orange County, California, U.S.A. 






Mary is a dedicated teacher with a passion for motivating students to grow. As in most things challenging, Mary believes that sometimes the most important step in trying something new is having the courage to start. For Mary, learning is a way of life and a hobby! It is fun to learn and grow, especially in English! Originally from Southern California, her diverse background in theatre, music, and education comes to life in her classroom. Mary’s core belief is that teaching is more a joy than it is a job. Contact Mary if you are interested in developing your english competency. 


About

Welcome to English at LERNFORUM Chur.  Lernforum is mainly engaged in teaching English and training in smaller, personal groups for every English language need. All of us are native speakers of English and have a passion for what we do.

Word of the Month

Fake

(adj, noun): false untrue; counterfeit, not authentic.


To fake: to forge or counterfeit


Ex: I’m sorry I forgot your birthday. I thought it was fake news.

Ex: Fake in the news. In the media, on the internet, and especially in the White House, fake news is real.

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