Some years ago an email arrived asking for my comments about a module for an English language training programme for Nurses aiming to come and work in the UK. This captured my interest. I was aware of the importance of good communication skills for nurses and that speaking the language without knowledge of professional terminologies and culture could lead to problems.
After this first involvement, I quickly became aware of the potential of this emerging company. Its drive and enthusiasm was infectious and with the leadership of its Director, Sabine Torgler, and the knowledge and commitment of her colleagues the company has expanded and has established itself firmly within the EU.
It is an honour and a pleasure to be asked to be a Patron of this professional, insightful organisation and I will strive to continue to support it.
With very best wishes
Jacqueline Filkins (Prof.)