Corinne Wilhelm

Business English Trainer

Helping German speakers to find the right business English to make a professional impression

Hi, I’m Corinne Wilhelm from the South West of England. I have been living in Germany since 1999 and I have been living in Berlin since 2010, it is an amazing city, I love it here

My Story

I am an upbeat bilingual Brit and have been lucky enough to have lived and worked in London, Munich, Helsinki, Hamburg, Cologne, Oxford.

Easy if you speak English, right?

So why Me, Corinne?

Well, before becoming a Business English Trainer, I already had almost 10 years of middle management marketing experience in financial services in London and Helsinki. I grew up in an entrepreneurial family, so I have grown up with business communication and corporate problem solving. From a young age I helped my German Dad to learn English, then foreign students, then much later after studying and moving to Germany, executive and business owners. I am passionate about learning languages and the cultural impact on communication never ceases to fascinate me. I love helping experts in a broad range of industries to communicate more professionally with power and confidence. No fluff. Pure fluency.

Qualifications and Clients

Qualifications:

Bachelors of Arts (Hons) Business Studies (BWL)
Diploma Chartered Institute of Marketing
Online Teaching Qualification (Institute of Management)
Nordic Walking Trainer (DSV)

Clients

Siemens
HypoVereinsbank
Roland Berger
Astra Zeneca
Nordea Bank
Wustenrot
Heidenhain
York
Daikin
Swan
FHS Salzburg, University of Munich
FHS Kokkola, FHS Rovaniemi, FHS Kemijärvi
Europol
Ministry of Health,
Ministry for the Environment.
Sokos Group

I’m an experienced Language Learner

You see, of the five languages that I have had to learn independently for my career, Finnish was by far the toughest.  I was doing an Erasmus placement in marketing, so I had to learn fast but it was so extremely difficult that it really got me down.

The bubbly Corinne everybody knew from home had lost her voice and my personality seemed to have shrunk to the size of my vocabulary. I understood nothing, not one word. But I couldn’t give up, I had to crack this! I was determined not to trap myself in a linguistic and cultural bubble.

But learning Finnish certainly wasn’t working with the methods that I had used to learn German so I had to get smart about learning languages. This kick started quite an obsession about how different people learn languages, so I am still very interested in how the brain works, what approaches can be used predominantly online and outdoors to boost learning effectiveness.

Featured Publications

Sicherer Umgang mit englischer Korrespondenz – Regeln, Praxistipps, Musterbriefe und Textbausteine