Education and Language Solutions

English Courses, Workshops and Services

Over 30 years experience helping people to quickly expand their vocabulary and improve their self expression

We Are Different

We Are Different

There are almost as many ways of learning as there are kinds of people.

Children from early on are often directed in one kind of learning. This brings either success or failure.

Schools fail pupils as often as pupils fail school.

Those who fail are very often a different kind of person and require individual attention.

They need to be given the chance to be understood and accepted for who they really are.

These misunderstood needs and feelings can last long after school has finished and hold people back from progressing, through no real fault of their own.

Once adulthood has been reached these feelings may remain throughout working life and affect how the work situation is viewed creating tension and dissatisfaction amongst colleages.

In such cases our happiness index and our self confidence remain low no matter how economically successful we may have become.

We are therefore offering  the chance to our clients to get to know us properly so that confidence can be rapidly built up from both sides, a  bond of friendship established, and a strong work ethic engendered which hopefully lasts way beyond our time together.

We are  a dedicated group of self organised individuals working together to serve the needs of our clients to the best of our abilities.

Because of our enthusiasm our clients therefore should never lose interest in and engagement with the learning process or lose confidence in the services we are performing on their behalf.

By providing a genuine personal based approach to the individual needs of our clients whether they are young, middle aged or elderly, we are establishing a strong and reliable relationship. with each and every one.

The same rule applies to companies.

We listen carefully to our clients needs and seek out the best solution to their requirements.

Our Range of Services

Academic Commercial and Business English - In Company Courses/One to One Tuition

Why should you learn English with us in Vienna? We are different. We want you to have the most enjoyable experience as possible. In business, innovation is not only important but crucial. Language skills are an important way to increase our global communications but are not enough in themselves to give us the empowerment that we seek. We need a stronger sense of identity and belonging, and an environment conducive to personal growth, empowerment and success, but above all we need to feel an essential part of something whole. There are many English job opportunities both within large companies and international organisations with offices located here which very often want to recruit individuals with a good working knowledge of the language. In addition to the language skills you will develop a stronger sense of purpose with us. We are a company that is founded on a new set of principles which encourage self organisation and equality in the workplace. No matter in whatever direction you are heading we are able to offer a wide range of English courses for beginners to advanced learners looking to increase their self confidence, expand their vocabulary and more importantly feel relaxed within the context of the workplace, college or university.

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Professional Translation and Text Correction

How often have you visited a website or read an important technical or other highly specialised text that has been poorly translated? There is therefore an urgent need to get it right the first time and employ the skills of those who know how to serve your best interests. That is why through our associate programme we are aiming to supply the best or the most experienced independent translatiors, interpreters and text editors initially for German/English, English/German, Hungarian/English, English/Hungarian immediately on application. For other mainly European languages we are also currently actively recruiting the best people we can find.

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Dialogues on Philosophy and Human Nature

Series 1:The Art of Loving is a timeless book written by psychoanalyst and social philosopher Erich Fromm. The workshop is centered around his ideas and philosophy. Each session is designed to last around 90 minutes and the workshop series runs for a total of 9 weeks.

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Beyond the Tipping Point (Special Workshop Series)

Because of our different philosophy and because of Vienna's location we are aiming to provide a different experience for our clients. Beyond the Tipping Point is a specially developed series of contemporary (CLIL-based) dynamic, interactive workshops aimed at a broad audience from a variety of backgrounds with at least a B1 or B2 level of English, however those with an advanced C1 level of English will not be excluded from participating so long as they agree not to dominate the discussions. The content of these workshops will be delivered within a set of modular units (each of 2.0 hours duration) designed to encourage the participants to positively explore most of the major global challenges which face us as a human species. For convenience and ease of use they have been divided up into a series of relevant topics.

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It's Never too late to Learn

This is a short series of courses especially designed for senior citizens who want to remain active and alert and welcome the challenge of communicating in a foreign language. The class based materials will be backed up by home based materials which the participants will be able to study in the comfort of their own home and will involve pleasant listening exercises with soothing classical music playing in the background.

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A Fun Course for Young Adult Learners

Extra English is a video based course which is modelled on a TV soap such as Friends or similar TV soaps. It is in fact language learning with laughter, set in an authentic London setting. With 30 hilarious, half-hour sitcom programmes, the extra@ series is a brilliant and fun way of learning English, especially young adults. The adventures of the four main characters in their London flat are stylish, sexy and funny.

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Study and work experience for young people in the UK

If you have recently left school and are looking to improve your English either in a language school setting or by gaining some real work experience then you will be glad to know that we have just recently teamed up with Twin, which is a British Council accredited Language School which offers courses in London and Eastbourne and also has a unique intern programme. To get an idea if this is something that would suit you then take a look at the following information and then get in touch with us to arrange a meeting to discuss things further.

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Let's Learn about Soccer

Are you aged between 14 and 16 and football crazy and football mad? How well do you know the game? Can you talk football in English? Do you know all the rules? Can you explain the game to others? If you love football and want to learn more while having the the chance to improve your English skills, then this course is for you.

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Special English Courses for Children

Having many years experience working in both the public and private sector with hundreds of children of various ages has taught us much about how education needs to be delivered quickly and efficiently so that it can be deemed to be relevant or effective to the individual needs of each child and also the community of which they are an essential component. We are well aware of the frustrations that children often encounter in the school setting so everything we do is geared towards making our courses fun and enjoyable for all concerned.

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More About Us

ELS-Austria We like to infuse and motivate our learners and challenge any potential negative behaviour in a positive and light hearted way. We always give constructive and positive feedback to learners; agree appropriate actions with learners and record outcomes together with the learners and not just in accordance with company policy and contract procedure. Therefore in the past we have managed to help a large number of young learners into adulthood and a smaller number of adults into a more manageable frame of mind with regards not just to their language skills but also in relation to their social outlook on life.

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Time for reflection, relaxation, re-energising and possibly reorganisation?

Making Organisational Choices

Is it possible to reinvent the way we organise ourselves? Take a look at this short video which explores alternative ways of organising your company.

Some of the best ways to improve your English Language skills

Reading, listening, learning, laughing and sharing,

Our Growing Team

David Menham

Company Owner/Team Coordinator / Language Trainer/ Tutor/Coach

David Menham, Proprietor of ELS (Education and Language Solutions) Austria (founded 1992) BA, CGLI, PGCE, TEFL, TESP, Cert. Business Administration

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Web Administrator/Graphic Designer/Digital Marketing Assistant

Associate IT co-worker

If you are self motivated and self organising individual who also cares about others and wants to join a small group of people who want to work in a cooperative way and are not purely motivated by profit, then don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Freelance English Tutor/ Trainer/ Business Coach

Associate Tutor/Trainer and co-worker

If you are a native English speaker with a flair for English teaching or someone with a mixed background but with an excellent working knowledge of the language then contact us now.

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Geraldine Schuckelt

Associate German/English Translator

Native English speaker with 30 years of professional translation experience (German to English). Specialist subject areas: art, social sciences and humanities. Also contracts, marketing materials etc.

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Freelance Translators and Proof Readers

Associate Translator/ Proof Reader and co-worker

Currently recruiting self motivated and self organised people with the ability to translate from any European language into English or any native English/German speaker with the ability to proof read academic texts

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Company and Business Development Worker

Associate Business Development co-worker

If you are tired of the old way of working and want to try something new and inspiring which allows us to expand our customer base while you express yourself fully and dynamically then get in touch with us today.

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References and Testimonials

Beyond the Tipping Point

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Special Features

English as a Global language

What the British Council has to say about it

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What Researchers say about English

This is a short abstract from Researchgate

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Education as if People Mattered

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Erich Fromm       Opening quote:  The Art of Loving

Erich Fromm Opening quote: The Art of Loving

IS LOVE an art? Then it requires knowledge and effort. Or is love a pleasant sensation, which to experience is a matter of chance, something one "falls into' if one is lucky? This little book is based on the former premise, while undoubtedly the majority of people today believe in the latter.

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  • Vienna, Austria
  • Felix-Slavikstrasse 6/2/37 1210 Wien

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