Education and Language Solutions

English Courses, Workshops and Services

30 years experience helping hundeds of diverse people to expand their vocabulary and improve their means of self expression

The more we learn to communicate the better we feel

Talking, listening, learning laughing and sharing,

Vienna offers a whole range of opportunities and experiences to practice speaking, listening, reading and writing in the English language

We still need time for reflection, relaxation, re-energising and possibly reorganisation

We are responsible for our 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.

We Feel We Are Different


Wir sind nicht nur eine Sprachschule. (You can have your cake and eat it?)

Wir bieten eine Reihe von Sprach- und Lernerfahrungen.

Wir sind ein Netzwerk von Selbständigen mit einem breiten Spektrum an Fähigkeiten und einem breiten Erfahrungsspektrum, so dass wir Ihnen auch bei Übersetzungen und Textkorrekturen behilflich sein können.

Wir bieten Bildungsmöglichkeiten, die andere Institutionen nicht haben.

Wenn Sie ein einzelner Erwachsener sind, können wir unsere Kurse auf Ihre individuellen Bedürfnisse anpassen oder Sie in einem unserer einzigartigen Workshops anmelden.

Wenn Sie ein Mitarbeiter des Unternehmens sind, können wir unsere Kurse auf Ihre persönlichen Beschäftigungsanforderungen ausrichten oder Ihnen einen persönlichen Coach anbieten, um Ihre Präsentationsfähigkeiten und Ihr Selbstvertrauen zu stärken.

Wenn Sie ein Unternehmen sind, können wir unsere Kurse an die Bedürfnisse Ihres Unternehmens anpassen oder dynamische Workshops einrichten, die die Kommunikationsfähigkeiten Ihrer Mitarbeiter herausfordern.

Wenn Sie ein Elternteil sind, können wir Ihre Kinder mit individueller Hilfe versorgen oder sie in einer kleinen Gruppe mit anderen zusammenstellen, um ihnen zu helfen, schneller zu lernen.

Wenn Sie ein Teenager oder ein junger Erwachsener sind, der Ihr Vokabular und Ihre Sprachkenntnisse erweitern möchte, können wir Ihnen eine Auswahl interessanter und unterhaltsamer Kurse anbieten. Wir können Sie auch nach London schicken, um am Sprachenlernen teilzunehmen, während Sie Arbeitserfahrung sammeln.

Wenn Sie pensioniert sind, haben wir eine Sprachoption, um Ihren Geist aktiv und aufmerksam zu halten, aber auch Ihnen zu helfen, sich zu entspannen, während Sie in Ihrem eigenen Tempo lernen.

We Feel We Are Different

Our Wide Range of Services

Planning and Planting

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

English is the world’s Common language. English has come of age as a global language. It is spoken by a quarter of the world’s population, enabling a true single market in knowledge and ideas. It now belongs to the world and increasingly to non-native speakers – who today far outnumber native speakers.

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Presentation Skills and Leadership Training

Services Offered: • Training: Bespoke training sessions on your specific objectives with multiple value options. On-site to suit your teams needs. • Speaking: Award-winning speaker with the ability to entertain, excite and engage with enthusiasm to affect lasting change. • Speechwriting and Presentation Design: Need a speech or slides but no time? No worries, leave it to Alex to make it authentically yours. • Coaching and Consulting: Let's have a conversation and see where we can make your business, team and presentations 10X better so you leave a lasting legacy.

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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) Starting soon!

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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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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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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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

We like to infuse a sense of meaning and purpose into our learners so that they will continue to be self motivated regardless of age, gender or nationality. We always give constructive feedback; agree appropriate actions and record outcomes together with our learners. We have therefore managed to help a large number of young learners into adulthood and a reasonable 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, leisure and work.

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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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Alex De Jong

Freelance Business Coach/Trainer, Animator and Co-Worker

Coaching and Consulting: Let's have a conversation and see where he can make your business, team and presentations 10X better so you leave a lasting legacy.

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Luke McLaughlin

Freelance English Teacher and Tutor

CELTA Qualified English Teacher for Business English, Children and Young Learners.

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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 English/German Translator

Currently Recruiting

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Web Administrator/Graphic Designer

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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Barbara Feist

Business Development and Marketing Assistant

Details to follow

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Freelance Hungarian/English Translator

Associate Translator/ Proof Reader and co-worker

Details to follow

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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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  • Felix-Slavikstrasse 6/2/37 1210 Wien

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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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