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Unbranded English: professional integration & communication skills

Developing your English for professional communication and public speaking? Get started immediately integrating your knowledge with language tailored to your life and the techniques to go beyond traditional, branded frameworks of learning. Building on your skills and goals, my approach integrates insights from neuroplasticity, diffused and cognizant learning, meditation, flow, and holistic guidance with experience facilitating targeted lessons and feedback for professionals in many fields and concentrations.

I've built Unbranded English as a learning and language consultancy through direct experiences leading one on one language learning and practice sessions in Europe and the Americas. In the sessions, I'm concentrated on deepening your expression and comprehension by drawing upon my diverse professional background from business and finance, social impact, non-profits, education, yoga, meditation, entrepreneurship, as well as learning & language consulting.

Location

At teacher's location: Haarlemmerstraat, 2312 DP Leiden, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Voorschoten, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
English:
English as a second language (esl)
Age:
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish, Dutch

About Me

I truly love learning and continue to be inspired by connecting with people around the world and discovering how to make the most positive impacts possible.

In 2015, while volunteering with non-profit foundations in Honduras, I met the love of my life and the following year I moved here to the Netherlands to be with her. These days we volunteer together on the board for the Dutch foundation, Homeless Child, which supports development and positive interventions for children and women in Honduras.

Even before immigrating to Europe, I've been teaching, sharing, and learning with people in person and online all around the world for more than 10 years. All along my journey, I've relied on education and philosophical skepticism to discover and share insights on the paths toward enlightenment.

The cumulative knowledge and perspectives from my experiences enrich the lessons I teach in English. My learning philosophy goes far beyond language acquisition and I'm happy to share everything I know as it applies to your goals and interests.

I believe language is shaped by our surrounding influences, therefore experimentation and exploration are critical to achieving progress. Together we can create and innovate language organically to cultivate your unbranded English, free from influences of advertising and entertainment.

Navigating our branded world, full of marketed messages and paid promotions, is difficult for anyone and especially so without a guiding logic. My ambition is to continue sharing the enlightenment I've learned and to never stop questioning what is possible through peoples' collective action.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Corporate Finance & Real Estate, University of South Carolina, 2010.

University of South Carolina Honors College, A-level courses: Rhetoric, English Language & Composition, English Literature, World History, European History, US Government & Economics, Fundamentals of Business, and Commercial Law.

Experience / Qualifications

TEFL certification (320 hours), Premier TEFL, online course and one month teaching Conversational and Professional English to adults in Poland & Czech Republic.

In 2017, I founded an education company called Unbranded English, which focuses on language and empowerment. All lessons are given through this entity and applicable taxes are paid in the Netherlands.

Reviews (2)

Michael, de 1e les was prima, duidelijke communicatie.
I am very happy and excited about Michael's classes. He is very friendly and explains very well what my failures are. It also gives very good advice to improve my English.
Do you communicate with clients and colleagues in English? Interested in integrating your professional experience to reach new markets and analyze opportunities? Ready to share insights and practical applications from business, financial & market analysis, research & development, branding, entrepreneurship, education, non-profits & NGOs, immigration, activism, entertainment, singing, sustainability, and adapt it to your field?! I'm a TEFL-certified native English teacher and entrepreneur with years of experience in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. I can offer you resources, support and professional tutoring with documentation for any education level or in any professional role. My approach begins with goal-setting by focusing on cognizant learning techniques and language performance to create a sustainable environment, where your independence and self-actualization may flourish. I've adapted and researched lessons on everything from consciousness to corporate finance; keeping in mind that language should be innovative and personal. Since I'm also busy taking lessons with my vocal coach and learning Dutch, I'm always adapting new insights and techniques to share with my students. I will immediately share any appropriate resources and interactive content(audio, visual, literary) to give you a competitive advantage and context beyond our lessons for your own self-study as well. Please contact me for more detailed course descriptions and keep in mind that I also offer services in proofreading, writing, and research on any subject.

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Availability of a typical week

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If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

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