Who we are


Founded in 2014, Progressive English is still a relatively young company. I consider this an enormous strength. It is my determined effort, that we stay a ‘young company,’ even when we have been around for thirty years! Young companies have drive, and ambition, and passion to do something better than it’s ever been done, to constantly improve; these are qualities which I never want to abandon.


At present, we have ten incredible teachers, all native speakers of English, and all of whom possess full Cambridge university certification to teach English as a second language. All of the current teachers have been carefully selected, not only for their linguistic abilities, their nature, and their dedication to students, but because they share my mission statement for Progressive English: “To dramatically improve our client’s English skills, in the most efficient way, and for the client to enjoy the process”


This is what we have been doing for the last 5 years, and every day for the last 5 years I’ve been asking myself, and all of our team, how we can do it better. Our overriding objective is excellence, or more precisely, constant improvement, a superb and constantly improving company in all respects.

Travis Simlinger


Founder and Director Progressive English



  • I originally contacted Progressive English to help improve my financial business English. Travis has exceeded my expectations, and has given me much confidence in my verbal and written communications. He has a real skill in reducing lessons to their main point (his cheat sheets are brilliant), and teaches in a very practical way. He also assists with our presentations in English, and so has become a real asset to our company.

    Karin Vuran - CFO
    Karin Vuran - CFO Leadership Inhouse Akademie
  • Progressive English was very professional to deal with. They provided us with a very organized and skilled English teacher. I am now much more confident with my tenses, and have really improved verbal and written communication with my English speaking clients.

    Martin Kos - Joint Founder
    Martin Kos - Joint Founder Forexus GmbH
  • Mike from Progressive English was unreal and I couldn’t have passed my BEC Vantage without him! He even organized a dinner, for free (except food) where we were only allowed to speak English all evening with other students and teachers. I will definitely be contacting them again when I study my BEC Higher.

    Adrian Huber - Sales Manager
    Adrian Huber - Sales Manager Private
  • I have worked with PE for a number of years now, mainly for the editing service that they provide, and they have always been a pleasure to deal with. Numerous times I have required a last minute edit of a speech, or to proof read/improve a brochure for the marketing department, and they have never let us down.

    Dimitar Bobev - Managing Director Switzerland
    Dimitar Bobev - Managing Director Switzerland Lighthouse Global
  • Progressive English did a very efficient and accurate job editing the English version of my latest book – The Rocky Road to Achieving Your Doctorate. On time, on budget and on point.

    Gunnar Seide - Professor and author
    Gunnar Seide - Professor and author University Maastricht
  • Travis from Progressive English was very professional. He and his team fixed my weaknesses; at the same time, they strengthen my grammar and pronunciation which are important for CAE exam. Not only did he prepare for my lesson in advanced, but he also understood intrinsic qualities of his students. Impressively, he gave me the feeling of supportive elixir more than just a client and a tutor.

    Tanja - Student
    Tanja - Student Cambridge Advanced English Preparation Course
  • When I moved to Zurich from Italy, I was looking for an English teacher because I needed to learn an international language for communicating in the new country. In addition, despite using my mother language during the clinical interviews, learning English was important for international works and collaborations. I had never studied systematically English, so I started from a low level. In a few months my English has improved a lot: I was very surprised about how I became able to write and speak English in formal and informal conversations, and now I am not afraid when another person doesn’t speak my language. I studied with Miles and I can tell that he is a very good teacher, capable of motivating me and reinforcing and supporting me in spite of my mistakes. At the start, I planned to study only two months, but, seeing the amazing results, after five months I still study with Progressive English!

    Beatrice Nasta - Psychologist
    Beatrice Nasta - Psychologist Private
  • I was looking for someone who helps me during one week to repeat things from CAE. With Travis from Progressive English I found the right person. In that short time he helped me to become more confident, especially in speaking. Travis' lessons were never boring and he has the attitude to motivate.


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