My name is Gillian Ahrens. I was born and grew up in Cornwall, SW. England.
I hold a B.A. (Hons) Business Studies Degree and have been employed in the retail and insurance sectors.
As I began to teach I gained the following qualifications:
City and Guilds, London, England
Initial Certificate in Teaching Basic Communication Skills:
-9284 ESOL English for Speakers of Other Languages
College of St Mark and St John Exeter, England:
Module of Advanced Professional Study – Adult Basic Education
Marble Arch Teacher Training School, London, England
UCLES/RSA TEFL Certificate
Guild University London, England
Certificate in Teaching International English for Business (Merit)
I was not only a tutor in the UK but also a coordinator for Cornwall and trained other tutors in the ESOL system in Cornwall.
“Wanderlust” yes we use this work in English – working in various language schools in Germany brought me into contact with companies such as RWE, Siemens etc.
I’ve been self-employed since 2004, working with large and small companies in the region.
These are some of my clients:
Bachschuster Architektur Büro, Ingolstadt
BAUER Training Center GmbH, Schrobenhausen
Media-Saturn Campus, Ingolstadt
This is about you! I'm your coach:
Where would you like to go?
The original English word “coach” describes the vehicle which takes you to your destination both safely, avoiding pitfalls and efficiently, saving you time.
You choose your aim in business and as your business English coach I take you on the most efficient way to reach it. I also pick you up where you are, that means at your current level of knowledge and skills in English and help you reach your aim.
You choose the timing and length of our appointments.
I have a range of learning methods at my disposal, allowing you to choose the ones which best suit you to make your learning easier, pleasant and fun.
We can also change direction: if a planned route is interrupted by a diversion usually due to a business trip or presentation. I know from experience that the planned coaching can be temporarily changed and of course I also change direction to prepare you for a successful business trip or presentation.
I understand how frustrating it is not to be able to express yourself as well in a second language as in your mother tongue, so I translate your German documents or proof-read your English documents and of course help you with any urgent or important emails in English.
No-one wants a road accident, just as no businessman or woman wants to make mistakes in important business situations. I can advise you, not only about the English language but also the skills and intercultural competencies which you need to make a good impression of yourself and your business.