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Englischlehrende am Sprachenzentrum der Universität Wien

Christian Bridge, BA

Christian Bridge, BA

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)

Alice Chapman, MSc

Alice Champan, MSc
Where I'm from: Suffolk, England
My languages: English, some French and some German
Education: BA English Literature and History of Art, University of Leeds; MSc Children, Youth and International Development, Birkbeck University of London; Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), International House, London.
Career: Charity/NGO sector, business development, project management, SEN support work, teaching English to adults, academic proof reading

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

Mag. Elisabeth Girschele

Mag. Elisabeth Girschele

John Hodgshon, MA

John Hodgshon, MA
Woher ich komme: Kingsley Holt, England
Meine Sprachkenntnisse: English (native Speaker), German (fluent)
Mein Ausbildungsweg: Completed my Masters in European Studies at Vienna University and also have a CELTA certificate
Mein beruflicher Werdegang: Ten years experience in teaching English and more than five years experience as a translator
Mein Unterrichtsmotto: Horses for courses

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 Centre 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 Marie Kolacio

Patrick Loan, MFA

Patrick Loan, MFA

Anna Mc Keown

Anna Mc Keown
Born Dublin (Ireland) Graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Economics and Administration in 1981 and qualified as an Irish lawyer (solicitor) in 1985. Holds an RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from International House London and a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. Has over 24 years' language teaching experience, which has included responsibility for the development and delivery of Legal English courses at the British Council Teaching Centres in Prague and Rome, and at the Language Centre of the University of Vienna. Has worked as a freelance Legal English Trainer since 2003 and has delivered in-house courses to prestigious law firms in Milan, Rome, Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Zagreb, Belgrade and Oslo.

Dan V. Melega, MA

Dan V. Melega, MA
A speaker of five languages (English, German, French, Romanian, Russian), Dan is well-versed in coaching multicultural groups. Throughout his career, Dan has been teaching in the academic environment (Language Center of the University of Vienna, FH Wien, Medical University of Vienna), at public service institutions (Bundeskanzleramt, Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes, Krankenanstaltenverbund) and at countless corporate entities. Fields of specialization: public speaking and communication, finance, business-skill coaching (presentations & negotiations), cross-cultural awareness and nonverbal means of communication, preparation for standard international English language tests (IELTS, TOEIC), medicine, advertising and PR, etc. Besides teaching, Dan's portfolio also includes comprehensive experience in translation, editing, text coaching and Interpretation.
My slogan for teaching/learning: Discendo docueris, docendo disces. (By learning you will teach; by teaching you will lern.) - Latin proverb

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!