Testimonials for our English communication training


An English Communication immersion training that delivers real results requires an excellent programme engineered and structured to improve real business communication skills in English, an experienced trainer team and first class service so that all participants are able to concentrate fully on their training. Nations, our partner since 2000, delivers in all these areas – 100% of the time!

Gerhard Niedermair, Siemens AG, Corporate Human Resources, Germany
The Nations Total English Programme provided our managers with the breakthrough moment in improving their business English that they needed to perform with confidence with their international peers.  The structure allowed them to focus on their own specific needs and practise key skills in a multicultural environment: they  put themselves to the test and ultimately gained confidence, expertise and the tools necessary for continued improvement.

Angela Turturro, Training Manager, BNL (BNP Paribas), Italy
Nations has been a skilled and experienced partner for UniCredit AG Germany for many years. In our company we call the training in Cork the “Crème de la crème of training abroad”. We especially appreciate the individuality and the excellent service. This is also the view of our employees, from whom – without exception – we have received exclusively excellent feedback.

Silvia Steinhage, UniCredit Global Business Services,Training-Management/ Language Training, Germany
I spent 1 week in Cork with Nations, and I am really enthusiastic and warmly recommend this type of English training. We had a lot of one to one conversations with very attentive teachers that gave us a lot of tips to keep improving by ourselves once you get back to France. I have a strong feeling I improved my English, being more natural and more relaxed in one to one conversation

Jean-Luc Velez, Responsable du Pole Operations de Marché, BHFM SGO, Société Générale, France
Summary of feedback from participants in 2014Scale is 1.0 to 6.0, where 6.0 is excellent

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5.5 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.5 5.9 5.6 5.7
Nations innovative immersion programmes in Ireland are engineered to combine excellent English and communication coaching as well as inter-cultural preparation. Nations Ireland, a preferred supplier of Siemens worldwide, delivers first class professional training in a relaxed and enjoyable environment where participants feel at home.

Javier Rubio, HR, Siemens, Spain
Great experience, wonderful teachers, very focused on your personal needs. And also a lovely place to visit

Stefano Giurin, Head of Change Payments Italy Unicredit Business Integrated Solutions, Italy
The focus of the Nation English teachers as well as their flexibility to respond to customer requirements enable students to work on own business topics and thus generate valuable business impact while improving their English skills.

Dr. Philipp Thalmann, Head Learning and Development, Institut Straumann AG, Switzerland
One week with Nations was a serious effort, but great fun and improvement. Excellent teachers, kind people, very friendly atmosphere, I enjoyed a lot. I recommend it strongly.

Saverio Mottana, Director Vertical Sales at Siemens Spa, Italy
I will strongly recommend the immersion that Nations provides in Cork (to my colleagues but also outside SG). I went to Cork to improve my English, to feel more comfortable during conference calls, meetings that I have to attend. After this fruitful week spent in Nations, the results are here. Due to a perfect organization, excellent teachers, and an optimized schedule, I can say that my objectives are reached. I look forward to returning to Cork next year to be more fluent and even upgrade my level.

Jean-Paul De Faria, Project Management Eastern Europe,
Middle East, Africa – RESG/GTS, Société Générale, France
Congratulations, it is a first for me, I have never seen such a talented team who know how to manage my learning and bring me to the limits.

CG, Groupe Bel Engineer, France
The feedback system is a vital part of the methods used at Nations and was the key to raising my awareness of the issues I need to work on in English.

M JT, SNCF International Manager, France
As a result of this training I can already feel and realise my progress in English.

MJ, Deutsche Bank in-House Consultant, Germany
The trainers were more than teachers, they understood my professional role so were real life Coaches with whom I developed a close relationship..

JA, Procurement, Siemens, Spain
I felt as if it was my home in the Nations Centre.

MC, Mondelēz, Procurement, Spain
My inner voice of uncertainty disappeared as the week progressed due to the support and encouragement I got from the Nations team both trainers and fellow participants.

FA, Strategy Director, Mondelēz, France
This intensive week with the team was very useful and as a result of it I will be more comfortable communicating with foreign colleagues.

PP, Head of Architecture, Atos Worldline, France
I have tried different methods of learning English but Nations has the best method I have found, I know what my bad habits are now and I have been given the tools to correct and eliminate them.

EM, Environment Officer, Société Générale, France
The mix of nationalities at Nations was a vital part of the exchange of cultures and understanding of accents.

GG, Marketing, Gie Axa, France
I liked the range of resources and media used at Nations to improve my level and performance in English.

FA, Project Manager, MBDA, France
I can recommend Nations and I am sure I will come back to them in the near future.

BB, Deutsche Lufthansa, Managing Director Sales, Germany
I loved the programme and had a fantastic experience at Nations.

JM R, Lundbeck, Sales Director, France
The Nations programme reflects reality for business professionals and working life.

AA, Stanfeel, Senior IT Consultant, France
With Nations I had the opportunity to discuss in advance the training goals and my expectations were completely delivered upon. This pre-interview was the key to success.

UC G, Deutsche Lufthansa, Systems Director, Germany
The Nations programme was a very good mix of serious business and social activities.

LB, Groupe Bel, HR Manager, France
The MP3 is a very effective tool for use during the training but also for the future improvement back at home.

MB, Safran, Finance Director, France
The 2 weeks were very dynamic and I liked all the inputs, media and differences in trainer styles encountered.

CG, GIZ, Programme Manager, Germany
I am by nature very sceptical so I chose one to one training to improve my English, during the programme I was still unsure however at the end of the course I am very clear that my level has improved and I have made significant progress I also confident I can make further progress.

SA, Deutsche Lufthansa Systems, Head of Engineering, Germany
It was a great English programme and soft skills development for me and I am going back to Italy equipped with new tools in my portfolio. It really is Total English!!

AT, HR Expertise Centre, UBIS, Italy
This was a very rewarding experience getting to know my colleagues, improving my English and getting so many interesting recommendations, thank you all.

AK, Administration, ERV Prague, Czech Republic
It was an excellent week and I learned a lot in fact much more than I expected.

TS, Underwriter ERV Munich, Germany
To speak English all day was great especially as it allowed us to get to know people from our company from other countries.

CS, Claims Specialist, ERV Stockholm, Sweden
I would like to take this chance to thank Nations and especially our 2 trainers for this helpful and unforgettable experience.

FK, Claims Administrator, ERV Munich, Germany
This intensive week with the team was very useful and as a result of it I will be more comfortable communicating with foreign colleagues.

PP, Head of Architecture, Atos Worldline, France
The trainers were very professional and gave us very good tips for communicating with confidence. By keeping our sentences short and simple we communicated more successfully during the course so this is a key for the future

FW, Group Operational Relations, Atos Worldline, Germany
Nations have created an excellent environment for learning English.

JL PD, Siemens, Spain
Whilst the English training was perfect for me it was equally important to meet colleagues from other countries.

PC, Systems Team Leader, Atos Worldline, France
The trainers fitted perfectly with my expectations and met my needs by adjusting the programme for me, so that it really was “training by doing”.

TH, HR Manager, Deutsche Lufthansa, Germany
The team were very professional and I enjoyed working with them.

LR, Sales Manager, Friesland Campina, France
For the second visit to Nations I felt there was great continuity and the opportunity to build more and more and make progress along the learning path. The atmosphere was great and allowed me to increase my confidence by rising to the challenges set in the programme.

O de B, Lawyer, Société Générale, France
I knew it would be an intense week for me but I liked the mix in the programme and speaking English for 12 hours per day. The trainers gave me a very good evaluation of my abilities and tips for my future development.

FM, Private Client Management, UniCredit, Italy
The trainers were really professional and competent at identifying the needs of all the participants and managing the group elements effectively.

PL, Key Account Manager, Sealed Air, France
In this training I learned a new approach on how I can manage the English language.

CG, Head of Divisional Risk, BNL, Gruppo BNP Paribas, Italy
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