LANGUAGE TRAINING & MARKETING CONSULTant Ljubljana

Hi, I'm Jake Borland

I help companies & professionals drive growth through 21st Century Training

I'm a language consultant for companies, marketing councillor for new entrepreneurs, and web designer for trainers & tutors who wish to start their online journey. I'm based in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
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Whether you're looking for Business English or Digital Marketing guidance, get in touch with me using the form below and I will send you a Zoom meeting link for us to discuss your needs and see if we're a good match for working together.
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Jake Borland English Language Consultant Slovenia, Ljublana

Who am I?

Born in the UK in 1983 in Bristol in during on a cold rainy day. I currently live in Ljubljana, Slovenia where I am married to a beautiful Slovenian and we have two amazing cats called Helen & Marcel. (Marcel can be a bit loud at times so not always so amazing when he wakes me up at 5am)

But let's go back to beginning quickly! when I was 4 years old, I moved to Spain to escape the grey clouds and rain to enjoy some sun before moving to France at the age of 6 after realising that wine and cheese were a big part of my life. While in France I attended bilingual schools which is why I now speak fluent French and English.

Over the last 20 years, I have lived mainly between France and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) where I set-up an English school in 2013 called Speak English Institute which I still own. I work remotely from Slovenia as the 'Marketing Manager' (perhaps I should redefine that to 'Marketing Chameleon).

I have always had a passion for photography, videography, and business. Capturing images and videos has always fascinated me.

I love marketing and helping people get their ideas off the ground by applying low cost marketing technics and great content. I'm also an English language trainer specialised in Business English and focus on helping companies improve their communication skills to develop better relationships with their international clients or colleagues.

My Services

English Consultant

employee assessment

customised training

general & business english

in-company & online training


Marketing

social media management

emails & newsletters

google & facebook paid ads

software integrations


Content

blog & website proof reading

strategy planning

video content creation

Translation french/english


My marketing services are available in both consultancy or training format.
About meMy SkillsMy ExperienceContact Me

Book a 30-minute free consultation

Whether you're looking for Business English or Digital Marketing guidance, get in touch with me using the form below and I will send you a Zoom meeting link for us to discuss your needs and see if we're a good match for working together.
Great! I will email you to ask a few more questions before we meet online so I can prepare!
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My Skills

I'm not only good at training!

In Training

English Language Training
Company communication analysis
Assessment of employees' needs
Customised content creation
Setting up distance learning programs
Teacher Training
Video training content creation

In Marketing & Web Design

Website design for trainers
Social Media marketing
Search Engine Optimisation
Content writing
Customer journey mapping
Lead magnet sequences
CRM customisation

Softwares I use & master

My Professional Journey

2020 - Now

Language Consultant - Slovenia, Ljublana

This is where I am now!
Assessing companies' language communication needs.
Indentification of employees weaknesses and common errors.
Delivery of English training face-to-face or online.
Continuous language progress assessment of employees
Development of copywriting for online publications / Correction of copywriting for existing content
2020 - Now

Co-founder Spokenenglish.courses - Worldwide

Marketing strategy brought in 629 leads within the first 3 weeks with an 18% conversation rate.
Development of brand
Development of social media strategy
Development of content strategy - Blog articles / Videos / Podcasts / Webinars
Training team on content strategy best practices
Creation & implementation of SEO strategy
2019 - Now

New Branch Opening of Speak English Institute - U.A.E, Ras Al Khaimah

Company started making a profit after 3 months and developed successful partnerships with the British Council, Sterling University, and the University of Bolton.
Opened second branch of Speak English Institute
Responsible for development & overseeing marketing strategy
Recruitment and training of staff on CRM best practices
Responsible for the development and implementation of CRM
Website & online shop set up - Connecting to CRM / Payment Gateway / Retargeting Audiences
2017 - Now

Co-founder Grapes & Corks - Burgundy, France

Within 1 year of operation, the company's schedule was 83% full with 92% of clients from the USA.
Set up of tourism company specialised in upmarket wine tours
Branding and website design
Development of marketing strategy
Website & online shop set up - Connecting to CRM / Payment Gateway / Retargeting Audiences
2013 - Now

Co-founder & Marketing Manager of Speak English Institute - Dubai, U.A.E

Successfully turned Speak English Institute into one of the top 3 language institute in Dubai within 2 years.
Co-founded specialised English language institute in Dubai
Brand and marketing strategic planning
CRM customisation & sales process optimisation to reduce lead conversation time
Implementation of teacher training programs designed according to customer feedback. Increased customer retention by 21%.

How can I help You?

If you have a project in mind and you are looking for some help, get in touch so we can talk about it and see if we're a good match!
I am based in Ljubjlana, Slovenia, and work with local companies & professionals as well as international companies.
Prefer to call me for a chat? Not a problem, here's my number +386 30 370 317
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