English Management Coaching
English Consult has been offering English Management Coaching and Training for over 20 years in Frankfurt am Main and Germany. We specialise in a number of key areas where the knowledge gained and professional training create a unique customer experience.
We use the communicative approach, with our clients which means communicating exclusively in English with a strong focus on the clients speaking as much as possible in the lesson and not the trainers. In addition, we create material specifically for our clients based on their area of specialisation.
Our aim is that clients are able to ask and answer questions confidently, to be able to discuss and explain their business topics and to feel comfortable in sharing ideas about work & personal situations where ever possible. The ultimate aim is to make the meeting as much like the real thing. This focus supports fast and visible progress.
- Berlin Sparkasse
- East German Savings Banks
- Deutsche Bundesbank
- DEKA Bank
- Bankhaus Metzler KGaA
- JW Goethe University
- Preparing Presentations
- International Sales Coaching
- Supervisory English Seminars
- Designing Business Case studies
- Motivating International Teams
- Career Coaching
- IT Conference Call
I offer English Management Coaching, helping professionals to communicate effectively with their native and non-native speaking partners.
With over 20 years experience in Germany, I offer a professional service which aims to meet my clients needs and expectations.
“Herr Child versteht es dabei die unterschiedlichen Rechtsgebiete durch unterschiedliche Medien
abwechslungsreich aufzubereiten sowie auf die unterschiedlichen Sprachfähigkeiten im Financial English der Teilnehmer einzugehen. Für die Vermittlung von Sprachkompetenzen im Finanzsektor halten wir Herrn Child aufgrund unserer Erfahrung daher für sehr geeignet ”
Lazard Asset Management GmbH, Christoph Pieper, Geschäftsführer
Bill Child is in my opinion a highly capable professional possessing the ability to teach and motivate students in learning English. He created a highly successful English course. He has a very strong and successful background in teaching of high professional managers as well as in training presentation and in personal coaching.
I would highly recommend Mr. Child for English training.
Lutz Wolf, Glory Global Solutions
How to find a business English trainer
When looking for an English trainer it is important to consider the following points.
Firstly, it is important to ask about the training that the trainer or trainers have. Since a good trainer should have completed some form of training that prepares them to work as an English trainer. There are a number of well-known and recognised courses offered by organisations such as Cambridge.
Currently Cambridge offers the CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course and many English trainers have completed this course.
All CELTA courses are externally moderated by an assessor from Cambridge University. The assessor visits the centre during the second half of the course and looks at trainees’ portfolios and assignments and observes their teaching practice. The CELTA qualification standards set by Cambridge University and the external moderation of each course are two of the many reasons why the Cambridge University CELTA Course is considered one of the best TESOL qualification in the world.
Secondly, it is important to ask about the kind of experience the trainer has had.So, if you work in the human resources department of a large financial institution and have to deal with employees who speak English as native and non-native speakers, then you might want to ask questions to find out if your trainer has any experience in these areas.
Ask questions such as;
- Where have you taught before?
- Have you worked with people in the human resources department?
- Do you have much experience working with financial institutions?
Furthermore, don’t be afraid to ask more questions as good trainers will be happy to talk about their experiences and explain what they have done.
Thirdly, ask about how the lessons would be delivered. You should find out what materials does the trainer or language school use.
- Do they use course books, or do they design their own teaching material?
- What else do they use?
- Do they use short video clips from You Tube for example?
- What about audio material?
Many of these questions will depend on what the participant(s) needs are.
Finally, it is time to ask about the price and the conditions. It is usually a good idea to leave this question towards the end of any discussion as it gives the trainer time to understand what the client is looking for and for the client to understand what the trainer offers.
It is also important to ask about the trainers or schools cancellation policy. Most will not charge for any lessons cancelled more than 24 hours before an agreed meeting time. It is important to clarify this to make sure there are no difficult discussions after any cancelled lessons.
Cancelling late can sometimes be unavoidable and thus be expensive for clients.In one client negotiation I was asked about the possibility of having a free cancellation for every 10 lessons. I thought this was a fair request from a client and thanked them for mentioning it. I now offer it to all my clients.
So, it always pays to ask questions in negotiations.
How much should you pay?
This is a tricky question. If the trainer quotes a low price what does that mean?
They don’t value their product and their business model is to work as many hours as possible to make enough to live in Frankfurt / Germany.
Many trainers say that working for a low rate often means that their motivation is reduced. Successful and motivated trainers that I have met have all indicated that they aim to charge a figure that will allow them to be able to deliver high quality and interesting lessons and to be able to be flexible when the client needs them to be.
If you have any questions or suggestions do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org