LETA is an innovative language institute based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company was founded in Vienna, Austria in 2009 by Precious Zeinzinger-Tuitz.

Having completed her English language training for children and adults, Mrs. Zeinzinger-Tuitz started LETA with just seven students. Her reputation quickly grew and, within a year, she was overseeing the teaching of more than five hundred students. Originally from South Africa and having previously been employed by companies which had relocated to Vienna, Mrs. Zeinzinger-Tuitz gained an acute understanding of the needs of companies and individuals entering a new market. She founded LETA South Africa for the purpose of assisting clients in navigating cultural obstacles and also improving their English skills in the environment of international business.

LETA provides an entry point for anyone, regardless of age and experience, seeking to learn the English language or improve their existing skills. LETA has created industry-specific courses tailored to the individual needs of international clients from all over the world. We also assist in developing advanced communications skills for presentations, negotiations and public speaking – to name but a few. Alongside language training, LETA also offers creative learning experiences for native English speakers.

Mission Statement:

To provide world-class language experiences across the globe

Aims & Objectives

  • To inspire and nurture
  • To provide positive opportunities for learning
  • To continually strive to use innovative approaches
  • To expand internationally
  • To provide a high quality experience
  • Be socially responsible



The Firs, 4th Floor,

Cnr Biermann and Cradock Ave,

Rosebank 2196

Our Team

LETA comprises a team of experienced and certified coaches. LETA prides itself on using the best materials, ideas and trainers.

Precious Zeinzinger-Tuitz
Precious Zeinzinger-TuitzFounder/Managing Director
As LETA’s founder and Managing Director, Precious is in charge of all sales, operations, systems and marketing at LETA. Alongside her role as Managing Director, she oversees LETA’s teaching curriculum for children and the recruitment and training of all staff. Precious is currently developing the expansion of LETA into different territories and is working on new projects for 2020.
Jane Ballot
Jane BallotEnglish Trainer

Jane is a certified English and Drama teacher and has experience at every level of education from Grade 2 to the PhD level. She has also delivered workshops to adults. This range of experience means that she has a unique ability to understand and relate to students at all levels. Jane’s primary focus is on teaching English, but her Drama experience means that her classes are never dull. She uses a variety of approaches and methods to help her students to advance in both spoken and written English. Because Jane is interested in people, she is empathetic to her students and is genuinely interested in helping them to understand how to improve their command, and use, of English.

Jenny Mansfield
Jenny MansfieldEnglish Trainer

Jenny is a qualified teacher who believes in the learner-centred approach to teaching.She was born and raised in South Africa and has travelled to Finland, Greece, America and the United Kingdom.

After teaching at one of the top private schools in South Africa, she co-founded and ran an education centre giving private lessons to those needing additional help in English and Mathematics.

Jenny has written eight English language textbooks for learners in South Africa, six of these being for second language learners. Jenny is passionate about words and the English language. She edits and proofreads textbooks for some of the leading educational publishers in South Africa.

Michael Sime
Michael SimeProfessional Trainer& Consultant

Mike’s main ambition in life is to make a difference, to be counted and to leave a legacy.  He wants to better the lives of those around him, by providing them with the tools, skills and knowledge to become all that they can be.

Having attended Saint Andrews Prep and College in Grahamstown , South Africa, Mike has a private school background. He has 30 years work experience, 9 years military experience, 5 years in the retail environment, 4 years in the corporate world and 12 years in people development and training.  He has engaged extensively in people development, project management and is a specialist in consulting and customer service excellence programmes, among others. Mike is a professional speaker, coach, mentor, trainer and professional facilitator. He has conducted training programmes and team-building events for many top 100 companies in South Africa and internationally.

Because he is well travelled, Mike loves all forms of travel. His interests are technology, gadgetry, community upliftment, networking, ongoing self-development, reading and, most importantly, spending time with his wife and 11-year-old daughter.

Suzanne Lloyd
Suzanne LloydEnglish Trainer
Suzanne is a UK born certified teacher of English for adults and children. Her love of learning languages and travel has taken her all around the world. She has taught in China, Italy and the UK and has now settled in South Africa.  Suzanne has experience teaching children, teenagers, university students and adults.  She also has considerable experience designing and creating syllabi and materials for tertiary level ESL classes, as well carrying out teacher training programs for new teachers. As a lover of learning new languages and many years spent abroad, Suzanne is familiar with the challenges ESL learners encounter and can bring her optimism, cheerfulness and problem solving abilities to help students overcome these difficulties.

With a Bachelor degree in Modern Languages and a Masters in Conflict, Security and Development, she is especially interested in ensuring access to high quality education for all, especially in areas affected by conflict.

During her free time, Suzanne can be found reading, playing with Sherlock the dog, travelling and drinking tea!

Nosipho (Ally) Mntambo
Nosipho (Ally) MntamboEnglish Trainer
Ally, a certified English trainer, holds an Honours degree in the Social Sciences. After gaining experience as a tutor at university level, she realised her passion for teaching. Understanding the challenges that come with learning a new language, Ally creates a fun and stimulating learning environment for her students. She teaches all levels of English, from beginner to advanced, specialising in conversational English. Ally is patient and humorous, which encourages students to be more engaging. She is passionate about travelling and learning about new cultures.