About me

Photograph of Paul A. Treanor I am Paul A Treanor, a qualified and experienced English teacher working in The Netherlands. I was born, reared and educated in Dublin (Trinity College & U.C.D.) and was an Erasmus exchange student at the Rijksuniversities of Utrecht and Groningen. For more than twenty years, I have taught and developed various courses, workshops and classes, helping Dutch people to present themselves better in English.

My background in theatre has helped me coach professionals with their pronunciation and presentation. Also, working in The Netherlands has given me a lot of experience with specific Dutch problems in English language and culture. I teach students to be aware of these errors and try to provide solutions.

I believe humour is important in the learning process and try to incorporate it into my lessons. My method focuses on fluency and makes students aware of the different nuances in English. I have experience of working with professionals from the non-profit sector and specific fields such as finance, engineering, aviation, tourism.

I teach practically-orientated language courses based on the Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) method. My method involves using a structured and result- orientated approach to get the best results from my students. My way of teaching builds on the your present knowledge and language skills.

I am a certified One-to-One Language coach. I studied at Oxford Telf, Barcelona which is among the most highly-regarded training institutions in Europe. The course is given by Mark Powell (MA DipTELF), Director of Powell Communications, author of Dynamic Presentations, Presenting in English, the New Business Matters, the InCompany series.

I have taught and given workshops at the following companies, organisations and institutions;

Companies, organisations and institutions;
Tio Hogerschool , Rotterdam, Eurocollege, Rotterdam, Elyciotaal (previously Elsevier), Rijswijk, University College Utrecht, Rijksuniversiteit van Utrecht, Hogeschool Midden Nederland, Utrecht, The English Home School, Utrecht.
BCD Travel Academy, CCK Media, Ideeën aan zee (filmproducent), ING, Mandema en partners, Siemens, KLM, Shell, Econcern.
Nuffic, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken, Oxfam Novib, Het Nationale Toneel, Den Haag.