Laura Patsko has over 15 years’ experience in linguistics and specializes in the effective use of English in international contexts. She works globally as a consultant and trainer, helping professionals in diverse industries understand and be understood in English, whether their mother tongue is English or any other language.

Laura’s work facilitates better mutual global understanding by developing people’s awareness of the diverse ways in which people use English, particularly which features and strategies are more or less successful when communicating in international settings. Her training approach is underpinned by research evidence from the fields of intelligibility, language acquisition and sociolinguistics.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree (first class) in Linguistics from the University of Reading and a master’s degree in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (with distinction) from King’s College London, as well as both CELTA and Delta English language teaching qualifications, accredited by the University of Cambridge (ESOL).

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Talks and workshops