Robert, with a BA (Hons) in Linguistics and TOEFL from Luton (now Bedfordshire) University, has more than ten years’ experience as an English language trainer. He has worked in the UK, in Spain and for the last seven years in Vienna, Austria. Robert is specialized in Business, Legal and Academic English and is the trainer to call for anyone wishing to take the Cambridge BEC and/or ILEC exams.
As well as language training, Robert set up and ran his own music company while in Spain, releasing 13 albums in six years and organizing tours and concerts around the country. Since being in Austria he has conceptualized an iPhone app and set up a small company to design and market it. As such he is very familiar with business start-up requirements and the legal aspects thereof.
Fluent in Spanish and increasingly able in German, Robert is now learning to speak Bulgarian. All this language learning experience combined with a focused education means that he has many suggestions on how to speed up language learning that go beyond conventional approaches.
Alexandra holds a BA in Mass Communication from the American University in Cairo and is a CELTA-certified English trainer. She teaches corporate Business English at renowned Austrian companies. Her main expertise includes soft skills such as presentations, negotiations, correspondence and communication techniques of all sorts in the target language.
Prior to her trainer career she has worked several years as a Business Reporter for various publications throughout the Middle East, mainly Dubai and Cairo (Arabian Business, Gulf News, Egypt Today, etc.). Alexandra grew up bilingually with a Canadian mother and an Austrian father here in Vienna and hence understands both the local and the North American culture and mentality as well as the Oriental, thanks to her studies and stays in the Middle East.
Besides teaching Business English she offers seminars in Multicultural Management, Teambuilding, Group dynamics and Public Speaking.
David, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Keele University, UK and a Master of Music (MMus) in Composition from the University of Cape Town, was active as an orchestral conductor and as a professional percussionist in South Africa and Germany. He is a prize-winning composer whose works have been performed in Europe, America, Australia and South Africa.
In Germany, David tutored in the electronic music studio of the Stuttgart Musikhochschule, lectured in composition at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, and also lectured in percussion, composition, music theory and history of music at the Freie Musikschule in Stuttgart.
Between 1989 and 2005, David was the author of a number of music publications.
Since 1994 David has been a regular guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town, and, since 1995, a regular guest lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). Having arrived in Vienna in 2011, David now works full-time as an English trainer and music professional. He speaks elegant British English with a very soft South African accent.
Sally has a BA Honours from the University of Kent in English Language and Drama and a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults from the University of Wales. In 1996, she began teaching in CEE countries (Hungary and Estonia) where she worked for a number of years at the British Council, at a teacher training college and for an advertising research company.
Sally then spent several years in Germany, where in addition to providing English language training, mostly in banking, she began to work as a translator. Since 2007, she has been privileged to live in the beautiful city of Vienna.
Sally has attained a European Masters in Conference Interpreting and speaks German and Hungarian fluently. Since she learned her first foreign language relatively late, she has a first-hand understanding of the needs of professional people striving to learn, improve or perfect their English.
Roland is a qualified, experienced and native-speaker language trainer specialising in Business English, Critical Thinking and English for Academic Purposes.
His degrees are from Scottish and English universities (MA, Aberdeen; MA TESOL, Canterbury) in languages and language education; he also holds UK teaching and training qualifications and has a wealth of experience in tailoring materials to client needs to deliver unique, completely personalised language courses.
He also teaches on business degree programmes where he focusses on Critical Thinking for business. Based in Vienna, Roland has substantial cross-cultural experience and sensitivity through teaching and training in France, Canada, Italy, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman and Slovakia.
Tom has about 20 years’ experience teaching English, mainly as a business English trainer, but also as an English school teacher in France. He has also carried out much translation work in business and scientific fields. He earned a BSc (Hons) degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Lancaster and has obtained qualified teacher status in France, in addition to a previous TEFL certificate.
He grew up in both England and France, which has made him bilingual from an early age. Besides, he has an excellent command of German as well as Russian.
Tom is highly competent in all areas of business or general English teaching. Whether you would like to develop your language skills for meetings, presentations or business communication, to hold in-depth conversations on economics, current affairs, science or anything else you wish to discuss, as a means of gaining more fluency and building up your vocabulary, or would like to review some grammar points briefly but effectively, you need to look no further.
Tom will help you work towards your goals successfully through effective and enjoyable lessons.
Peter is from London. He is a long-term resident of Vienna and an English-trainer specialized in Business English, Conversation at all levels, Creative Writing, and English for Special Purposes, including English for academics and doctoral students. Peter has a BA in English Literature and Philosophy.
He is also a well-known translator from German to English, with many publications to his name, in a wide variety of fields, ranging from art and the arts, literature and academic subjects to advertising, as well as commercial, legal and technical translations. Peter is also greatly in demand as an editor and proof-reader, and as a voice-over specialist.