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Greetings and welcome to Sonner ELT.


For the last ten years, I have provided on-site, weekly English language training (ELT) as an independent contractor to companies in the Munich area. The training is for individuals as well as small groups (2 6 people) from the lower intermediate to advanced levels of English.

From 1991 until 2006, I conducted training seminars for Siemens AG, Infineon Technologies AG, and Fujitsu Siemens Computers GmbH, among other companies. The seminars ran from two to four days and focused on presentations, negotiations, meetings, team communication, and intercultural awareness. They were conducted in conference hotels and included overnighting and evening programs.

From 1985 to 1991, I was an employee of Siemens AG in the Corporate Personnel Department . We were responsible for intensive English courses and intercultural workshops for middle- and upper-management at Siemens. At the same time, I was one of three trainers on the very first intercultural workshop ever conducted at Siemens. My office was in Munich but the seminars (4-, 9- and 13-days) took place at the Siemens Management Training Center in Feldafing. As a result, I have a lot of experience working with mid-level to senior-level to top-level managers.

Before all of that, I lived in the United States. I was born and grew up in the state of Indiana and studied English and Secondary Education at Indiana State University. My first job was as a teacher at a high school in suburban Chicago, teaching literature, writing, speech and drama.

Eventually, I moved to Los Angeles, California, where I met the woman I would later marry. She is German, so that explains how I came to Germany. 


My outside interests include hiking in nature, cross-country skiing, and reading. My reading interests range from politics to science and philosophy.  


If you would like to talk about the possibility of working together, please contact me.


Kindest regards,


Reid Sonner 







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