Biography      

I am a qualified English teacher and I hold a CELTA certificate for teachers of English as a foreign language, a qualification which is internationally recognised.  I am also a member of the English Language Teachers' Association Berlin-Brandenburg (ELTABB).

I grew up in Manchester, England and studied architecture at Cambridge University. Between 2000 and 2014 I worked as a professional architect for a large architect's practice in London on a wide variety of projects.  I have also taught architecture at degree level.

From my formal education and my own studies I have a broad overview of the cultural context in which English is used and I am familiar with a wide range of spoken and written styles of English.  Through my work I have come into contact with different working cultures and a diverse range of English speakers in private companies, public bodies, sporting organisations and academia.  I have worked with people for whom British English or American English is their first language, and many for whom English is their second or third language.

I speak German to level B2.2 and I understand from first hand experience many of the issues connected with learning a second language as an adult.

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