Alexander Harmsen

Alexander Harmsen

Your English guide with 25 years experience. Passionate about teaching and committed to your success

Your English guide with 25 years experience. Passionate about teaching and committed to your success

Alexander Harmsen Next Level Academy Owner and Lead Instructor
Alexander Harmsen Next Level Academy Owner and Lead Instructor


Alexander Harmsen is an interpersonal communication expert, trainer and coach with more than twenty-five years of international experience researching, teaching, training and coaching interpersonal communication at leading public and private organizations and for individuals in Europe, Asia, and North America.

He is a Canadian world citizen of Dutch descent, educated in economics, general humanities, philosophy, and business administration in Canada, Belgium, and Germany. Alexander lives with his wife and daughters near the shore of Lake Constance along the German-Swiss EU border. When not being an active father and husband or pursuing life-long learning in applied linguistics and philosophical psychology, he is most likely swimming or playing guitar.

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University president

Alexander left a lasting impression on me.

His ability to crystallize and simplify complex material and professionalism left a lasting impression on me.

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Excellence Cluster Professor

Intellectually and personally inspiring

The way he works immediately convinced me of his psychological and professional competence.

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Organizational developer

The best language trainer. Period.

Alexander takes you on a journey from how language works to a learning process that fits this like a glove.

25 years of breadth and depth of experience

10000+ hours ...

1000s of hours helping people like you to easily up their English in a way that is easily understood and fun.

A way first learned at the living language training institute at the University of Leuven in Belgium in 1994.

25 years ...

25 years empowering English communication at universities and companies for individuals around the world.

He has taught at three university and numerous company office on three continents in 10 countries. 

350+ seminars ...

Alexander has held and managed more than 350 seminars and courses on English learning and interpersonal communication.

All were customized for the participants and the companies and organizations they worked for and studied at.

40 countries ...

His ability to pick every participant up where they are comes from his breadth and depth of experience working with diverse groups and participants from over 40 countries .

35 years ...

His life-long-learning passion is training and coaching what we do with words and what they do with us. In a way that is meaningful instead of mechanical.

years ...

Since 2018, Alexander's focus is on evolving the essence and power of his seminars and courses into best in class blended learning online training programs.

Passion for teaching

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Alexander Harmsen is a passionate teacher, trainer, and coach. That is why he teaches every single Simply Better English live webinar personally - Eight times a week for individuals and once a week for private company groups. He puts the same passion and professionalism into every session.


If you take the course by yourself because it is not posssible for your company to set up a private group, you will feel part of a likeminded learning community everytime you join a live training webinar. And if you take part as a member of a company course, great, you and your group are in good hands with one of the best and most experienced English trainers around.

For a general overview of his way of teaching English see the Next Level Academy homepage. And do reach out to find out more or see how Simply Better English is a right fit for you  or your company. We love helping customers like you improve and enjoy using English well at work.

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