Hi, I'm Derek! I started my career as a Professional English Coach in 2004. My home town is Dublin, but I've been living in Innsbruck, Austria for over 20 years.
In the last 16 years, I've helped hundreds of people to become more confident communicating in English. The most important thing I’ve learned is that the key to building good relationships is effective communication, and the key to effective communication is confidence.
That’s why I like to focus on functional language – the words and phrases that people really use in everyday private and business situations.