Francis is a TEFL Certified Professional English Language Trainer currently residing in the heart of Cologne, Germany, with his wife and two children. He has been successfully training/consulting business professionals, lawyers, and individuals since mid-2015. Francis is native speaker that originally hails from Philadelphia, USA. Prior to his relocation to Germany in 2015, Francis was a Manager for over eight years, and also a freelance Paralegal (Rechtsassistent) for over five years. He possesses multiple certifications in Law (Paralegal/Legal Assistant Diploma, Business & Corporate Law Certification, Civil Litigation Certification, Criminal Law & Procedure Certification), and he also possesses a Master of Business Administration Degree with core focuses in Law/Management. Francis also holds the prestigious Six Sigma Black Belt Certification which focuses on Lean Management Principles that assist businesses in indentifying areas of needless financial waste.
Moreover, Francis is an active member of both ELTA-Rhine (English Language Teachers’ Association) and EULETA (European Legal English Teachers’ Association). He specializes in Legal English, and has taught the ILEC (International Legal English Certification Exam) for several institutions.
He also teaches multiple lawyers throughout the North Rhine Westphalia region that require Legal English for their daily work. Besides Legal English, he is also very competent in Negotiation English, all forms of Business English (Small Talk, Emails, Phone Calls, Logistics, Sales, et-cetera).
Francis is a highly qualified, experienced, and in-demand trainer that uses multiple methods tailored to the individual’s or groups’ needs that assist them in successfully mastering the target language effectively. He is passionate about his work, enjoys travelling, spending time with his family, and composing music in his free time.