About me

Born and educated in Dublin, Ireland (Eire). After completeing my A-levels, I spent a year in business college, where I successfully completed an international secretarial course.

I worked in the clerical field for 3 years. Before emigrating to Milan, Italy, I sat my TEFL examination which qualified me to teach English as a foreign  language.  
    
I have been continually augmenting my qualifications in this field, through seminars and a range of specialised training courses and in 2004 became a member of “ELTAF” the English Language Teachers` Association. Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar e.V.

Most of the time spent in Italy was in Milan, where I worked as a travel consultant for the “ Irish Tourist  Board” and as a freelance English teacher for big companies such as the Italian Telecom and 3M.

When I returned to Ireland, I took a degree in Italian and  the Italian Culture at the “Italian Institute of Language and Culture in Dublin.

I continued working in the travel business in Dublin until I moved to Germany in October 1992.  Since 1993  I have been working as an English language consultant  for companies and different educational institutions.   I have recently successfully completed a diploma in Personal and Business coaching and am now qualified to offer Life and Business coaching.

Additional certificates which I have been awarded since living in Germany:

 

  • ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified ` Life and Business Coach ´Diploma May 2018.
  • MA in “Applied Linguistics” , with the main focus on English language teaching, at  St. Mary´s University, Twickenham London, graduation  2016.
  • Cambridge Oral Examiner  for General and Business English, since 2006
  • Trinity College London – Certificate in International Business English, 2009
  • Certificate in One-to-One Language Coaching (Mark Powell Communications) 2010
  • Trainer in Intercultural Competence in English, 2010
  • (European Language Competence)