Work Experience

April 2006
Director of the > International Certificate Conference e.V. - The European Language Network.

Responsibilites: Project management, quality assurance, organising international workshops and conferences, strengthen the network of ICC members, inform about educational developments and promote the resources and programmes developed by ICC.

from August 1992 to March 2006
Head of Language Department at the > Landesverband der Volkshochschulen Schleswig-Holsteins e.V. (adult education association)
Responsibilities: Programme development, qualitity standards of language courses, teacher training, conceptual development, collaboration in federal committees, coordination of meetings with the heads of language departments in Volkshochschulen.

Design of, content development and supervision for a 10-week business English course for the Sealed Air Company, Norderstedt, Ahlsfeld, Flensburg. The course was delivered online in the Abacus Virtual College

Visiting Tutor for an Online Trainer Course at the Northern Illinois University, DeKalb Dept. Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA)

Design , content development and delivery of a 10-week Business English Course for the Schleswag - Company, Rendsburg. The course was delivered online in the Abacus Virtual College

2001 - 2003
Recruitment and training of 40 language teachers to become Online Trainers for the Cornelsen Academy (Prime Time).
Counselling of these teachers in the delivery of English online to 1500 Primary School teachers in order to qualify them in English at C1 level.
Development of online course material for the Online Tutors to be used in the virtual classroom within the Cornelsen Akademie Project

2000 - 2001
Supervision of and tutoring on an international Online Trainer Certificate course from the Institute of Education, London University

since 2000
Local Secretary of the University of Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) at the Landesverband der Volkshochschulen Schleswig-Holsteins for Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

since 2000
Responsible for E-learning issues in the Landesverband der Volkshochschulen Schleswig-Holsteins e.V.

since 2000
Delivering Online Trainer and Language Trainer Certificate Courses in German and English via the Abacus Virtual College, accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management and approved by the Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht (ZFU)

1997 - 1998
Teaching Business English at Orga Card Systems

1989 - 2001
Lecturer at University of Hamburg in the Department of Education focusing on adult education, methodology and creative teaching

Teaching General and Business English in a re-training scheme in the new ‘Bundesländer’ in Hagenow

1987 - 1990
Lecturer at the Institute of Speech Therapy at the Werner Otto Institute, Hamburg
Teaching Sociology and Pedagogy

1982 - 1992
Expert advisor at the Hamburg Volkshochschule

1982 - 1986
Founding of an English Theatre Workshop at the Hamburg Volkshochschule with public performances every year

1974 - 2002
Teaching English at all language levels at the Hamburg Volkshochschule

since 1976
Delivering numerous Teacher Training Seminars and Workshops for Language teachers in and outside the country This also includes two weeks training sessions for the ICC (International Certificate Conference) in Chorley, England and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute and the ICC, in Hamburg and Amsterdam

since 1974
Chief Examiner for the ICC Volkshochschul Certificates, today TELC (The European Language Certificates) Examinations in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein >
English for Business Purposes, General English, Technical English, Advanced English

1972 - 1975
Lecturer at the University of Economy and Policy in English and German for native speakers of German

1972 - 1974
Tutoring English at the Hamburg State School for Foreign Languages
Teaching business and general English at different levels for Blohm & Voss
Teaching English and German for Germans at the Vocational College of -Engineering

1970 - 1971
Assistant Teacher and Academic Warden at Hamilton College of Education, Scotland, teaching German to future primary school teachers

Co-founder of the English Drama Society of the English Department at Hamburg University with a leading part in various public performances


Advisory board of Sprachen & Beruf

HELTA (Hamburg English Language Teachers Association

Advisory board of the association of modern languages (Fachverband moderne Fremdsprachen (FMF) ) Schleswig-Holstein

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership und Management, ILM, UK

Lernverbund (association of learning regions) Norderstedt/Segeberg

1985 - 1992
Advisory board of the association of adult education Eastern Region

1989 - 1992
Advisory board of the Hamburg Volkshochschule

1988 - 1994
Advisory board of the association of modern languages (Fachverband moderne Fremdsprachen (FMF) ) Hamburg