Nick Brieger has had a long and varied career. After a first degree in law and a Masters in Applied Linguistics, his early career included English language teaching and teacher training in Germany, Sweden, France and Spain. Working as a university lecturer in Czechoslovakia in the mid-70’s, he recognised the importance of English as a common language to forge international contacts and intercultural understanding. In the 80’s, he continued to develop links with countries in Eastern Europe, especially Poland, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia, where he worked with trainers on developing communication skills programmes for managers. In the 90’s, the accelerated demand for international competence took him to Asia, where he designed and delivered training programmes for those pursuing global careers.
In recent years, he has worked with a range of major international organisations in both the private and public sectors on developing:
He has also designed and delivered workshops in internationalisation for teachers from higher and vocational education institutions in Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark.
He is the author of more than 30 books in the field of language, communication and culture; and an occasional speaker at international conferences and seminars.
York Associates is much more than "just a language school". A fantastic and inspiring experience in communicating with top experienced coaches (with work experience).
Be it for communication in business, intercultural or private. Absolutely recommendable for people who expect "more" than grammar.
Everything was perfect during my stay at York Associates: the methodology and the content, which the trainers developed based on my personal needs and adjusted day by day. The atmosphere between the participants and the other trainers, especially during the breaks, was great. Whilst enjoying a good cup of coffee (or tea) we were able to discuss various topics with the open and humorous trainers. Furthermore, we were also able to join a trainer for lunch in one of the typical restaurants in the vicinity and get lots of information on York, its customs and traditions during the lunch breaks. A great thank you also to all the administrative staff who also supported me on a daily basis and my host family.
Ahmed O S Ahmed
Aviation student, Libya
Wonderful teachers and high levels of qualifications. We've improved our knowledge and experience of Academic English as well as about other cultures.
Abdulmohaimen Mohamed B Abdulhadi
Aviation student, Libya
York Associates has fabulous and experienced teachers. I passed my exam and we're now preparing for university. Thank you.