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Englischlehrende am Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien

Martin Buxbaum, MA

Martin Buxbaum, MA
Woher ich komme: Wien
Meine Sprachkenntnisse: Deutsch, Englisch, Russisch, Spanisch, Französisch
Mein Ausbildungsweg: Diplomstudium Englisch/Russisch Uni Wien, Master of Arts (English) University of Toronto; Rollenspielleitung/Psychodramaleitung ÖAGG
Mein beruflicher Werdegang: Kulturmanagementtätigkeit USA, ab 2000 englischsprachige Theatertätigkeit in Wien und Einstieg als Sprachtrainer (Uni Wien, Diplomatische Akademie) und Übersetzer, zunehmend Ausbau von Sprach- und Skills Coaching auch freiberuflich, wachsender Einsatz von Psychodrama als Methode im Fremdspracherwerb und Skills Coaching
Mein Unterrichtsmotto: Ever tried. Ever failed. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. (Samuel Beckett)

Michael John Flynn, BCL

Michael John Flynn, BCL
Where I'm from: Ireland
My languages: English, Italian
Education: Bachelor of Civil Law, Solicitor, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Certificate of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Career: After some years working in a law firm, I have been in education for over thirty years teaching all ages and language competences in the UK, Italy and Austria. Over the last 15 years, I have tended to specialize in English for specific purposes such as academic English and legal English
My slogan for teaching/learning: a two-way street

Paul Hoffman, MA, BA (Hons)

Paul Hoffman, MA Human Rights (UCL), BA (Hons) Public Administration
Where I'm from: High Wycombe, England
My languages: Good German, some knowledge of Arabic, French and Portuguese
Education: CELTA
Career: He has been teaching for 16 years. He teaches regularly at the Sprachenzentrum, AKH, Technical University and Caritas Wien, and has done trainings at various NGOs such as Beratungszentrum für Migranten und Migrantinnen, Österreichisches Rotes Kreuz, the Bundesasylamt, Medical English for Wilhelmsspital, Office english "specialised english communication" for the Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes and the IELTS exam
My slogan for teaching/learning: A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. (Thomas Carruthers)

Rebecca Hughes, BA

Rebecca Hughes, BA
Where I'm from: Bath, Great Britain
My languages: French, German and Spanish
Education: CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), BA Hons French and Spanish - Interpreting, translation and socio-cultural studies
Career: General and Business English teacher and translator

Eva Huml, BA

Eva Huml, BA
My languages: English (C2), German (C2), Bulgarian (C2), French (B2), Italian (B2), Russian (B1)
Education: Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) Grade A (2009); Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) Grade A (2008); Teacher Training Programme at Bremen University, Majors English and French (1997-2000)
Career: Teacher at the Language Center of the University of Vienna (2013 to present); Trainer for in-Company Business and General English language courses (2007 to present); external lecturer for Business English at the University for Applied Sciences BFI, Vienna (2012-13); Trainer for in-Company English and Italian languages courses at Inlingua, Bremen
My slogan for teaching/learning: Explain, guide, help!

Christine Marie Kolacio

Christine Kolacio
Woher ich komme: Born in Boston, USA, into a European family. I lived my childhood and youth between the USA and Europe and then spent 20 years in Italy after university, raising my family. I arrived in Vienna 15 years ago and haven’t looked back since!
Meine Sprachkenntnisse: Bilingual in English and Italian; French, Spanish, German, and Croatian.
Mein Ausbildungsweg: Education: B.A. in Modern Languages, major in French Language and Literature (1984); M.A. in Intercultural Competencies (to be completed Spring 2020)
Teaching Qualifications: Trinity College London CerTESOL - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (2000); Psychodramatic Linguistics Training course and Train-the-Trainer course (2011-12 and 2017-18).
Mein beruflicher Werdegang: Teaching Career: 1993-Present in Italy and Austria
Freelance Lecturer and English Trainer (University of Vienna Language Centre; FH des BFI, FH Wien)
Self-Employed English Trainer and Coach (Clients include major corporate groups in Vienna, the IAEA/United Nations, Vienna, as well as the Austrian Federal Administrative Academy).
From 2000 to the Present – Translator, Copy Editor, and language and communications coach for academia and the corporate world.
Mein Unterrichtsmotto:
“A talent for foreign languages is a talent for listening.” – Alfred Tomatis


Patrick Loan BA (Hons), MFA

Patrick Loan BA (Hons), MFA

Over ten years experience teaching ESL in Austria, within educational institutions and in-company. Seven years teaching at the Language Center of the University of Vienna, teaching general courses, specialist preparation courses, such as IELTS, and administering English language competency tests. Other roles include lecturing at the University of Applied Sciences, Burgenland on the IT Infrastructure Management course and giving seminars about teaching with video within the classroom for high school teachers at the University College of Teacher Education in Vienna and Graz.  Have previous tertiary educational experience in the UK lecturing on art and design courses (BA Fine Art, Foundation Diploma and A-levels) at South Essex College, Southend-on-Sea and as a visiting lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design. Have organised a number of collaborative and participatory art and educational projects and events in schools and galleries in the UK.

Mag.phil. Elisabeth Müller-Lipold

Mag.phil. Elisabeth Müller-Lipold
Where I'm from: Well, basically Austria, but my mum's from England so I'm bilingual
My languages:
English, German
Education: Studies in English linguistics, jounalism, law and psychology
Career: University lecturer, translator
My slogan for teaching/learning: Let's learn from each other!

Paul Nogid, MA

Paul Nogid, M.A.
Where I’m from: New York, NY, USA
My languages: English, Russian, Latvian, Spanish, French, Slovak, Italian (at different levels of proficiency)
Education: B.A., Political Science, New York University,  New York, NY, USA; M.A., International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Career:  I have been teaching English in the USA, Slovakia and Austria for about 15 years now and I really enjoy it!  About half of that time I've worked at the Sprachenzentrum of the University of Vienna and I believe it is here that I have gained the most valuable teaching experience.  Thanks to my students for making it so rewarding and unforgettable!
My slogan for teaching/learning: Sharing knowledge is a reciprocal process.  It's not only that students learn something from their teacher - it's that the teacher should learn something from students.  A good teacher is the one who never stops learning!

Paul Talbot, MSc

Paul Talbot, MSc
Woher ich komme:
Originally from Birmingham in the UK midlands, I studied in the beautiful city of Canterbury, before moving to the even more beautiful city of Vienna in 2008.
Meine Sprachkenntnisse: English, German
Mein Ausbildungsweg: Education: B.A. (Hons) in Law and Criminology (2008), M.Sc. in Public Policy and Management (2014)
Teaching Qualifications: Cambridge CELTA - Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (2008), Cambridge DELTA (Module 2) - Diploma in English Language Teaching (2018) I am also currently working on a PhD in English and American Studies, where I am looking at the use of English in government and policy communications.
Mein beruflicher Werdegang: Teaching Career: 2016-Present - Freelance University Lecturer and English Trainer (Affiliations include the University of Vienna Language Centre, University of Vienna Faculty for Physics, FH Burgenland, FH Campus Wien, FH Wien der WKO)
2016-Present - Self-Employed English Trainer and Coach (Clients include the Austrian Federal Administrative Academy, Members of Parliament and parliamentary staff, NGOs and government-funded bodies)
2008 2011 - Freelance English Trainer at various private institutes
Non-Teaching Career: 2017-Present - Freelance Researcher, preparing a PhD research project on the use - and the teaching - of English language in government and public policy contexts
2016-Present - English language Professional Services Contractor, offering workshop facilitation and moderation, translating, editing and proofreading (Clients and partners include European Prison Education, World Institute for Nuclear Security).
2015-2016 - Executive Officer (Referent), Department for Education (DfE), UK Government.
2011-2015 - European Project Manager and Consultant, die Berater UnterhemensberatungsGmbH, Vienna.
Mein Unterrichtsmotto:
Knowing what you want to learn is not so important. Knowing what you want to do with what you learn, however, is key to meaningful learning and teaching.