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Our School

The Chatterbox is a small, privately-run business in Nyon, Switzerland, that specialises in teaching English to children and adults. We offer a curriculum-based English language training that is both creative and personalised.

Our Approach

Our philosophy is that learning can and should be a fun and creative process but one that is guided by sound pedagogic principles.

We use the Oxford University Press Family and Friends and inSight curriculums for our regular schedule of classes during the school year.

Private and on-line lessons can also be tailored to suit individual needs.


Our students range in age from 4 years to adults for our English classes. Given our location in Nyon, in the heart of the Swiss Lake Geneva region, our students represent a diverse range of cultures and nationalities.  


Our staff consists of highly-qualified experienced teachers with university degrees in English, Art, Music, and other subjects. 

Meet The Team

Melisa Zeqiraj

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Paula, a Swiss/American national, has worked with preschool children for over 20 years. In 2007, she became the director of the pre-school nursery at 19, Rte de St-Cergue, and rebranded it The Chatterbox. She has a BA in art (Rhode Island School of Design), and an MA in music (Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). She employs not only paint, clay, and other materials but also music, puppets, stories, and games to encourage learning and creative expression. She expanded The Chatterbox program in 2015 to begin offering afternoon English language classes to youths and adults.


Emily is from the UK and has been teaching languages creatively to children, teens and adults for more than 10 years. She has a degree in French and English and a Master’s degree in Russian, Translating,  and Interpreting. In her spare time, she is an artist.


Coreen is from Canada and has been teaching children, teens and adults for more than 10 years. She has a degree in English, a master’s in Expressive Arts and is a certified English teacher. She is passionate about integrating creativity and learning and loves hiking and nature!


Melisa has a BA in English Language and Literature and is a certified English teacher with extensive experience teaching English to children of all ages as well as adults.  

Coreen Croskery

Paula Gordon


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