“If I’m not having fun, no one in the room is having fun… I realized there should be more play during the day—and by that I mean more learning that is playful.” Albert Cullum, author of The Geranium on the Window Sill Just Died but Teacher You Went Right On
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Dave has been teaching companies and individuals in Guangzhou since 1999. He is focused on bringing results, language acquisition, by using the latest researched based methodologies, materials and media, serious study and fun. Students learn real language that they need and can use.
Whether you are an individual or a corporation, Dave has an English training program that will help you.
To improve the quality of communication in your company, a 'communication audit' will be done. The key communicators in your company will be identified and assessed in terms of their language ability and the type and importance of contact they have with foreigners. Samples of your current communications (Email, faxes, reports) will be viewed to gain a precise understanding of your particular language needs. After the audit an action plan is designed and finalized between the training managers and Dave with learning outcomes and goals established.
In this way you can present a quality image of your company and create competitive edge. People want to do business with people who understand them.
Dave's Guangzhou client list:
Cambridge University Press - teacher trainer, conduct training in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an, Wuhan
Lingnan University IMBA - oral business English
Avon - American cosmetics company
Jabil - American electronics manufacturing service
P&G (Proctor & Gamble) - American consumer goods company, taught managers, department heads and team leaders
Swire - Australian logistics company, taught director
Colgate - American toothpaste company, taught managers
Adams / Warner-Lambert (now Pfizer) - taught managers and department heads
Kunlun Law Firm - Chinese law firm, taught head of the firm
Blue Moon - Chinese consumer products company (household cleaners), taught the General Manager
Heineken Beer Company - taught managers English for meetings, business reports and proposals.
Guangzhou Export Commodities Fair (Liason Department) - Chinese exhibition organizers responsible for communicating with all foreigners abroad who want to attend the exhibition, taught managers and staff
FYM Huanan Motorcycle Company (Panyu) - taught managers, engineers, salesmen.
Siemens - German telephone equipment company, taught managers
Xerox - American photocopy machine company, taught managers and upper level staff
Jebsen Trading Company - Hong Kong based importer and trading company, taught managers and sales force
FreeNet ("163.net") - Chinese Internet service provider, taught managers
McCormick - American spice company, taught managers
Anyka - Chinese IT company developing systems and programs for Siemens phones, taught managers and engineers who had to deal with foreign clients
Thomson Electronics - French electronic equipment design and manufacturer (CD-DVD-VCD players, telephones, etc) for the American and European market, taught managers and engineers
Havi Food Service - American logistics company for McDonalds, managers and department heads
Sumida - Japanese manufacturing company producing electronic components for IBM, Shanghai GM and other companies. Taught managers and department heads.