After studying the English Language and Literature at the University in Leiden in the Netherlands, I have accumulated a long time experience in adult education in the Netherlands, the USA and Germany. To enhance my cultural competences and language skills, I additionally studied the Spanish language at the Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA and at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen, Germany and I travelled through Latin America.
Since 2001 I have been specializing in Business English and Intercultural Communication and have been teaching at the European School of Business and at the faculty of Textile Technology and Management at the Reutlingen University. My main topics are: Business Correspondence, Applications and CVs, Presentations, Meetings, Negotiations, Accounting, Intercultural business communication, Financing, Business organizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Ethics.
In the year 2002 my book "Business English" (now in the third edition) was published by Haufe in Munich. From 2004 till 2006 I worked for WRS publishing house in Munich as an author of a monthly 8-page PDF Newsletter, called "Business English Trainer" with English business texts and exercises for English learning managers.
In order to enhance the intercultural competence that I accumulated during my work as a teacher in the Netherlands, USA, Germany and China, I decided to take up further education in the field of intercultural communication.
After finishing my studies at the University in Jena, I now am a certified trainer, mediator and coach in intercultural business communication. I mainly work at universities (FHH Reutlingen, FHH Hannover, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Technische Uni Braunschweig, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Polytechnic University Xian, China) and offer various courses for both students and University staff.