• Mike Budden English lessons

    Welcome to my site!


    Are you looking for an English trainer for your business? Would you generally like to improve your English communication? Whatever your needs, a skilled trainer is able to identify exactly is required and can tailor a course to your needs. Having experience with students in fields spanning construction, aviation, music, education, medicine, administration and transport infra-structure I will be the right trainer for you.

  • Introducing Mike

    I am a CELTA qualified Business English trainer from Sydney, Australia with years of language teaching experience.


    After moving to Germany in 2011 and falling in love with Berlin and its vibrant music and arts scenes, I became an English trainer and have been committed to excellent language training ever since.


    In my beautiful home city of Sydney, Australia, I worked in the telecommunications industry as a team leader and customer service coach. Developing business relationships and coaching staff to perform better were my specialities. Additionally, I conducted coaching in Manila, Philippines.

  • Mike's Philosophy

    How did you learn to tie your shoelaces? By tying your shoelaces. How did you learn to ride a bike? By riding a bike. How did you learn to cook? By cooking.


    It is clear that you have to SPEAK to learn to speak a language. Together we'll develop the tools you need to get you talking.


    I make my lessons unique MEMORABLE because this way the language stays in our MEMORY. We will choose pieces of language together for you to learn, as this ACTIVE process of selecting language RELEVANT to us is the key to retention.

  • Private or Group Lessons

    Private lessons are the most effective way to learn a language quickly. At the beginning we will sit down and identify your needs, around which we will base the course. We can address small talk, conversation, English for travelling or whatever your needs are. We will discuss the best learning strategy for you.

    Private lessons

    • one on one lessons
    • Times can be organised week to week
    • Driven by you
    • Maximum speaking practice
    • Materials provided

    Group lessons

    • A great group atmosphere
    • Maximum speaking practice
    • Fun interaction
    • Authentic interaction
    • Materials provided
    • A collaborative atmosphere
  • Skills for your business

    Communicating well in English can make the difference between sealing a deal or going home empty handed. Due to the fact that English has established itself as the world language, English skills are now even more highly regarded in the business world than ever before. In an international environment with strong English skills, you yourself can steer the conversation, instead of being just a fly on the wall.

    We can work on

      • Presentations
      • Conversation and small talk
      • Sales
      • Emails
      • Negotiating
      • Conducting meetings
      • Critical thinking
      • Customer service
      • Complaints
      • Staff management
    • Testimonials

      "I recommend Mike as an English teacher, because he has good, fun ideas for conversation in a friendly way. He is also fun and very kind." - A.B. school principal

      "This course helped me to refresh and to improve my knowledge of the English language. Mike’s lessons are interesting and you can learn a lot of English language and also culture." - H.W. retired business owner in communications

      "Mike is a very competent teacher and takes special learning requirements into the English lessons. He is always well prepared and makes a good mixture of grammar and conversation. The design of his lessons makes it possible to learn with a lot of joy, motivation and success." - J.R. social worker

    • Contact Mike

      Tell me a little about yourself and why you're interested in improving your English. I look forward to hearing from you!

      U-Bahnhof Weberwiese, Friedrichshain
      0176 5689 3045