Feel equal. Speak, meet and present in English with confidence!
  • Are you tired of not feeling equal to your English speaking colleagues and clients?
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  • Want to have more confidence when speaking, meeting and presenting in English?
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  • LET'S CHANGE THAT TOGETHER NOW!
Stress Management techniques included in all courses

Active clients

Services For Businesses

1) Interactive English Classes

A dynamic interactive English course that mixes English classes with skills-based training, coaching and stress management to empower people to perform professionally in English.

Course duration: 9-10 months

E.g. Option 1 – Interactive English Classes (8 months) + High Pressure English (1 month) + Presentations (1 month)

E.g. Option 2 – Interactive English Classes (6 months) + Sales Techniques (1 month) +  High Pressure English (1 month) + Conference Calls (1 month) + Presentations (1 month)

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Add-On Skills Courses

Specialisation – add-on up to 4 ‘Skills’ courses to your course of Interactive English Classes. See the above examples of options 1 and 2.

HP English (High Pressure English)

For those companies who demand only the best from their employees.

Students are put under time pressure to produce effective results in demanding work situations. E.g. explaining unmet sales targets, pitching to clients, presenting to senior managers, resolving technical problems with tight deadlines etc.

Course duration: 1 month (12 hours).

Negotiations & Sales Techniques

For companies who want to give their employees the edge when dealing with challenging negotiations and/or sales calls.

Course will include: pitching, creating a need, open and closed questioning, closing, maintaining client relationships.

Course duration: 1 month (12 hours).

Presentations

For companies who want to empower their employees to deliver professional and polished presentations.

Course will include: capturing and creating empathy, opening and closing styles, storytelling, non-verbal communication, delivery techniques.

Course duration: 1 month (12 hours).

Conference & Telephone Calls

For companies who want to empower their employees to understand, participate and manage conference and telephone calls in English.

Course will include: projecting your voice (vocal variety), maintaining caller interest, summing up, asking for feedback, clarifying questions, effective note taking, stress management, presentation techniques.

Course duration: 1 month (12 hours).

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2) Masterclass (In-company)

We organize dynamic ‘masterclasses’ in-company for professionals to practice both their English and communication skills. Professionals receive 360º feedback on their level/progress and performance in English.

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 I) Masterclass: TED Talks English Debate

‘TED Talks English Debate’ is a new English event to practice both English and debating skills in two teams (“for” and “against”) in a friendly and supportive environment to help you grow.

We use the most popular TED Talks (videos) to create interesting and challenging debating topics for the two teams. Professionals receive 360º feedback on their English and performance.

Agenda:

English levels: B1 to B2/C1. Small groups of 4 to 6 people. Time: 90-120 minutes.  See masterclass example.

 

II) Masterclass: How to prepare a TED Talk in English

‘How to prepare a TED Talk in English’ is a new English event to help you prepare a TED Talk and practice your   English in a dynamic, friendly and highly supportive environment.

Agenda:

English levels: B1 to B2/C1. Small groups of 4 to 6 people. Time: 90-120 minutes. See masterclass example.

 

 

Contact

The English Training Company
Calle Granada 42, Madrid 28007.

Christopher Wright:
695 51 34 66
chris@englishtco.com

Contact us by email at ‘info@englishtco.com‘, telephone, or via our contact form below.

Contact Us

Our Company

“I don’t want you to feel less than equal because of your English.  You deserve to feel equal and take business and career opportunities in English with both hands!” LET’S CHANGE THAT TOGETHER NOW!

Develop the skills and confidence to finally feel equal to your English speaking colleagues and clients.

– Christopher Wright

 

Why did we start The English Training Company? 

Feel equal. Speak, meet and present in English with confidence!

We have seen many good professionals and companies miss opportunities because they didn’t feel equal to their English speaking colleagues and clients.

And I understand how you feel, because the same also happened to me in Spanish (see ‘My Story’ below).

So we started The English Training Company to change that.

We want to empower you to feel equal to your English speaking colleagues and clients. You deserve to feel equal and to take business and career opportunities in English with both hands!

 

How will The English Training Company (TETC) help you?

Our Mission: Feel equal. Speak, meet and present in English with confidence!

We help you (professionals) and companies to develop the skills and confidence to finally feel equal to your English speaking colleagues and clients.

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1) Learning resources – (And join our community!) get quick, effective and time friendly ways to build your confidence and Business English skills: speak, meet and present in English with confidence!

2) eBooks – my two Amazon eBooks (+ audiobooks) give you quick techniques to immediately improve your confidence and Business English (speaking, meeting and presenting in English).

3) Online courses – we have three online courses  that offer key Business English, speaking practice and trainer feedback from me!! Quickly get the results you deserve.

4) Face to face Business English courses (Madrid, Spain). We offer dynamic: 

We design material and programs to meet the specific desires of our client. Our English trainers mix English teaching, business experience and skills training.  All courses included stress management techniques.

 

My Story

I arrived in Madrid, Spain in 2005 to learn a new culture, language and enjoy Spain – and I’m still enjoying it! It’s a fantastic country with so much to offer and I’m lucky to have two young Spanish children (3 and 6).

Using my 10+ years of business experience (UK and US), I started helping professionals improve their Business English skills.

To improve my communication skills as a teacher and trainer I got involved in Toastmasters International, an organization that helps people improve their public speaking and presentation skills. In fact, I got so involved I become an advanced speaker and a Toastmaster president in Madrid.

Thanks to that experience I also started giving leadership and communication skills training (leadership, presentation and cross-cultural skills) in English in Airbus and Técnicas Reunidas.

My next goals in Spanish – as my general Spanish was good (B2/C1), I decided my next goals were to do Toastmasters public speaking in Spanish and give Airbus leadership and communication skills training in Spanish.

And I thought it would be an easy step to transfer my experience and skills into Spanish!! 🙁

 

How Did I Feel?

OMG – suddenly in Spanish I was worried about making mistakes, not projecting a professional image, not getting my ideas across and that my clients wouldn’t understand me.

I felt like a failure because I got blocked and wasn’t able to access all my experience and skills.  

 

This is why we started The English Training Company.  I understand how you feel because I felt the same in Spanish!

And we want to use all our experience and skills to empower you and other professionals to: 1) feel equal to English speaking colleagues and clients  2) speak, meet and present in English with confidence! 

With 20+ years business, training and Toastmasters experience I know what it takes to: project a professional image when speaking, to make an excellent presentation, to make a winning argument in negotiations, to close that sale and to write a persuasive email.

These are key business skills that we all need to achieve business and career success. It takes time, practice and above all, perseverance but we’ve all managed to master them somehow.

But we want you to master these skills in English,too.

Before your contact with English could be a little at school, in language classes and occasionally you could use English at work with your co-workers in emails and conference calls.

And that was ok, but now things are different and much more international.

Which means to have an important role and to make an impact at your company, you need to communicate much more effectively in English. And your message needs to be 100% clear! If it isn’t, somebody else will.

Why not join our fast-growing community of professionals to start the journey to finally feeling equal in English? I can´t wait to see you there!

¡Hasta pronto!

Christopher

 

Team

Steve Law - Co-director and Senior Trainer

Steve has been an independent English trainer and Personal Coach for the past 7 years in Madrid. He set up his own teaching business in 2013 and has won contracts with Iberdrola and CRUE (Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas) plus worked with numerous professionals, department heads and managers from companies including: PwC, Santander Bank, Turner Broadcasting, KPMG, Deloitte, Armani, Bing of Microsoft, ESA (European Space Agency) and BNP Paribas.

Previous to Madrid, Steve was a Head Coach and performance specialist in the tennis industry, training and assisting performance junior players to reach their potential - players ranged from county level to world ranked. He has run businesses in Australia, the UK and Spain as well as having a small business venture in the USA. He also has a bachelors degree in Mathematics and has professional tennis qualifications. His diverse portfolio of experience from around the world brings an ever-changing and energetic feel to his training and methodology. Take a look at the Testimonials section for further insight into Steve’s approach.

Christopher Wright - Co-director and Senior Trainer

Christopher has 15+ years of business, training and coaching experience. In Spain, Christopher has had clients with Airbus, Técnicas Reunidas, McKinsey, Buy VIP/Amazon and Google Campus TechHub plus a lot of SMEs (small and medium sized companies). He specializes in Business English, speaking, meeting and presenting in English with confidence! He has a Masters (M.Sc) degree from Manchester Business School and an Economics degree from The University of Manchester, UK.

Christopher was a product manager for a General Electric subsidiary in the US, and a marketing and business development consultant for SMEs in London, UK. He also founded and was a director at SANZA Engineers, an international recruitment company for Engineers and Project Managers in London. He was a founding president of 'Toastmasters International' in Madrid (a public speaking organization in 122 countries) and is an advanced public speaker having given over 100 presentations in both English and Spanish. Take a look at the Testimonials section for further insight into Christopher’s approach.

Clients & Testimonials

Productive, adaptable and enjoyable

We are a technical department, in the energy business, based in Spain that some years ago started working with colleagues in the UK. We have to do work onsite, write reports in English and have both face to face and on the phone meetings.
Steve has been working with us since October 2012, helping us to develop our oral, writing and listening capabilities, as well as helping us in dealing with some cultural differences with our UK colleagues.
He is able to adapt his teaching abilities to the class he is working with at any moment. He has been able to focus classes to our needs in engineering and has an open attitude making classes productive and enjoyable.
If you want to improve your English from any angle in a professional and pleasant way, he is your man.
Ignacio Real Rubio,
Iberdrola Head of Structural Integrity Deparment

Bien preparadas, entretenidas y útiles

Steve es un gran profesor, ameno y metódico en sus clases, y siempre dispuesto a profundizar sobre los temas de interés de sus alumnos y alumnas. Sus clases se basan en lecturas y comentarios de temas de actualidad con enfoques poco habituales, que obligan a pensar, a desarrollar un discurso propio en inglés y a defenderlo en clase. Son sesiones muy entretenidas, y a la vez muy preparadas. Este método a mí me resulta muy útil tanto para refrescar términos como para perfeccionar la conversación en ámbitos especializados.
Nuria Castejon
Secretaria Técnica del Observatorio de Cooperación Universitaria al Desarrollo
Crue Universidades Españolas

Dinámicas y amenas

He recibido clases de inglés durante muchos años, y no siempre han sido buenas o productivas. Con Steve las clases son dinámicas y amenas a la vez que productivas y enriquecedoras. ¡Aprendes inglés sin darte cuenta! Lo que más me gusta es que Steve prepara fenomenal las clases, haciéndolas totalmente personalizadas. Cubre las necesidades de cada alumno en todo momento. Para mí Steve es un profesor TOTALMENTE RECOMENDABLE, infunde una ABSOLUTA CONFIANZA y tiene una GRAN PROFESIONALIDAD
María Nieto
Técnico en Actividades de Crue Universidades Españolas

Gran profesor

Empecé el curso con Steve en Marzo y reconozco que es el mejor profesor de Ingles que he tenido. Clases muy amenas donde aprendes muchísimo vocabulario y ganas confianza en ti mismo para soltarte a hablar de cualquier tema. Muy buenas las clases de exposiciones y de debate. Gran profesor.
Rafael Castro, Banco de Santander

Profesionalidad intachable

Mi experiencia con Steve fue muy positiva. Disponía de tan solo dos semanas para preparar una entrevista en un Hospital de Londres y desde el minuto 1, respondió a mis expectativas. Te da exactamente lo que necesitas con una profesionalidad intachable. Mi nivel de inglés no era muy alto pero él supo sacar de mi lo mejor para tener éxito. Así fue y ahora escribo desde Londres. Un placer, repetiría sin dudarlo ni un segundo.
Antonio Fuentes, NHS (Reino Unido) Partera

Excelente profesor

Steve es un excelente profesor de inglés. Dedica interés y tiempo en preparar sus clases, que son siempre amenas. Además, por mi trabajo tengo que hacer presentaciones orales de carácter técnico, y Steve me ha dado consejos muy efectivos para mejorarlas y conseguir mantener la atención del oyente.
Marta García, Funcionario, Head of CSN unit

Gran profesor

Método de estudio ameno y muy interactivo, alumnos-profesor que te permite ir ganando confianza y soltura en la conversación. Clases muy interesantes hablando temas de actualidad. Un gran profesor!
Agur Lekanda, Armani Trade Marketing Manager

Dinámico y entusiasta

Las clases con Steve son muy amenas, didácticas y poco a poco generan confianza en tu capacidad de entender y expresarte en inglés. Prepara a conciencia la clase de cada día y no improvisa siendo la clase flexible ya que siempre se tocan temas de actualidad y temas de interés del alumno. También te motiva para poco a poco vayas construyendo frases cada vez más complejas. Se preocupa por ir introduciendo expresiones nuevas, vocabulario y lenguaje actual. Dinámico y entusiasta.
Iván Romero, Arquitecto (autónomo)

Muy satisfactorio

Steve es un profesor nativo con una buena preparación como profesor de inglés. Prepara muy bien las clases, las hace dinámicas e incluye tanto ejercicios de speaking y listening, como de vocabulario específico en Business y algo de gramática. A parte de loanterior, es un tipo amable y de trato fácil, las clases no se hacen pesadas a pesar de ser el viernes por la tarde-noche. RESULTADO FINAL: MUY SATISFACTORIO!!
Gonzalo Labordo, KPMG Auditor

Quick progress focused on personal goals

I’d like to say ‘thanks’ to Chris because his training was the most helpful step for me in learning English.
In the first class, we formulated clear goals with KPIs as to what I expected to see improve after the course. It seemed for me strange the question about how I see my level now. But after the first session, I’ve felt more freedom and confidence, using English.
Each lesson gave me very simple and useful advice how I can be smart and sophisticated in writing English right now. After the 2 month course, I realized that we accomplished all our goals that we set at the beginning. Now I feel comfortable working in the English-speaking environment. Chris is the best person for anyone who is looking for opportunities in an international environment, but feel uncomfortable with English, who would like to make quick progress, with never boring lessons focused on personal goals.
Elena Zemlyanskaya,
Business Development Executive
Global Corporate Venturing

Objetivos cumplidos

Ha sido un descubrimiento trabajar con Christopher. Realmente el tiempo y los recursos que se invierten retornan con los objetivos cumplidos.
Damian Rios, Asendia Spain Country Manager

Success in Silicon Valley

I strongly recommend Christopher's work with entrepreneurs helping them prepare their elevator pitch to be successful in Silicon Valley.
Jose Luis Moreno,
Board Advisory Services EY Director.
BoD Madrid Inland Revenue Office.

Una experiencia muy positiva

Mi experiencia con Christopher como formador en English Business Presentations ha sido muy positiva. Su enfoque se basa en la practicidad y profesionalidad; consiguiendo con ello que mejores en la comunicación y saques más provecho ante situaciones de negociación en inglés con personas de otros países y culturas en nuestro día a día.
Su conocimiento sobre otras culturas ayuda a enfocar mejor estas situaciones, obteniendo pautas diferentes en función de si el interlocutor es de origen asiático, americano, europeo, etc.
Javier Pinero Rojo,
Financial Analyst and Controlling

He exceeded all my expectations

Christopher is a great professional in his field. I have known him since the moment I was looking for a talented business trainer who could help me improve my communication skills in English. He got the best recommendations and, with the time, he exceeded all my expectations. Christopher has a great talent to bring out the best abilities of his clients and his methodology is very effective and enjoyable. Moreover, Christopher has a charming personality and a very interesting multi-cultural background which reinforces his outstanding training abilities. I personally recommend Christopher as a great trainer and as a very good professional.
Miguel García
Director ejecutivo