Welcome to my blog, which records my professional journey as an English communication skills trainer in Germany.
I was born in Washington DC in 1961, grew up bilingual on Capitol Hill and came to Germany to study in Konstanz in 1981. Further stops along the way were Berlin, Dresden, Singen and Siegen. After ten years in Munich, I started afresh in Berlin-Brandenburg in late 2010.
I’ve been teaching English for business and academic purposes since 1998. Clients have included Ludwig Maximilian Universität and ClimateDesign, the Department of Building Climatology at the Technische Universität, as well as companies like Odgers Berndtson, BMW and Archon Group. I teach postgraduate students at Potsdam Research Cluster for Georisk Analysis, Environmental Change and Sustainability (PROGRESS) as well as international students pursuing a Masters of Public Management degree. I run compact seminars for Management Circle and Akademie für Sekretariat und Büromanagment. I have contributed to projects for Cornelsen, including authoring Basis for Business C1 (to be published in January 2014). I have a wide range of experience in using technologies for teaching. I’m a translator for clients sich as IHK München (sample), Odgers Berndtson (sample) and Abwasserverband Starnberger See (sample). From 2008 to 2010 I wrote language exercises at Spotlight Online, where I supported the online relaunch. After my M.A. in History and Political Science, I worked as a museum exhibition coordinator. I am currently completing my DipTESOL from Trinity College London, through Oxford House in Barcelona, and my training has included LCCI CertTEB (Certificate in Teaching English for Business). I’m a member of IATEFL BESIG, organize events for ELTABB, and have been a board member at MELTA.
When I’m not doing anythig work-related, you’ll find me sailing, reading, making music, cooking, or just plain outdoors.
Imprint Anne Hodgson English Business Communication, Röntgenstraße 12 10587 Berlin 0179/ 46 86 249 email: anne (dot) hodgson (at) t-online.de Contact
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Disclosure policy This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me for my own purposes. It does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. I am not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. I only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my experience, to be worthy of such endorsement. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest with the work I do as a freelance English teacher, translator and writer.