About the owners of ispeak business
An English native speaker from the UK, Richard specialized in English Language, Communications and Media during his studies. He acquired management experience in the hospitality and service industry, and successfully helped to develop new businesses including restaurants, bars and hotels in the city of Bristol. He has also travelled and worked in various countries around the world, reaching as far as Sydney, Australia. All his jobs have involved working closely with people, so the shift in career to teacher / trainer seemed a natural one.
He has been living and working in Germany since 2007 as a Cambridge CELTA qualified English trainer and has gained a wide range of experience at various English schools specializing in Business English for adults in-company, ranging from absolute beginner to advanced. Since 2010 he has been working as an external trainer at Gebr.Heinemann SE & Co. KG and is responsible for the organisation of English language courses and placement tests, as well as teaching groups himself.
Jeremy studied at DeMontfort University, Bedford receiving a 2.1 honours in Business & Sport. After working at American Express, Jeremy and his German wife decided they were ready for a change of scene and so moved to Hamburg in 1999 where he embarked on a career in English teaching having attained a Cambridge CELTA qualification. After quickly establishing himself, Jeremy has worked for a number of schools and also directly at many different companies including Reemtsma, Gruner & Jahr, Otto, Tchibo, SGS, Germanischer Lloyd, Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG and more. Jeremy is comfortable working with small or large groups as well as one-to-one.
Jeremy’s academic and sporting careers, in addition to two long and highly satisfying trips have given him the ability to set realistic but ambitious targets as well as the all important milestones on the road to success. This has proved invaluable over the years in his work as a language trainer.