Excel Fluently

Providing a bespoke learner centred environment to fast track your English journey.

What I do

Group lessons not working? Afraid to make mistakes in front of others? Nervous to test new language? Shy? Lessons too slow? Too fast? Textbooks not relevant to the language you need? Too much teacher talk time? Teacher not interested in your learning needs? Lessons not available at convenient times or locations? Introverted? Self-learning but don’t seem to make progress? Need specific help on specific English language needs?

These are all reasons why you should engage me and I will coach you to excel fluently at English. If you are an intermediate or advanced student looking to gain more confidence and expertise in English then contact me to arrange a session. 

I Coach

For most of my career I have managed teams that excelled. I believe that people can achieve more than they expect given the right environment and coaching. I can do the same for your English.

I Write

I thought I wanted to work with numbers. I ended up up documenting banking transactions for many years. I grew to enjoy words and language. My writing tries to reflect that enjoyment.

I Curate

There is a plethora of materials out there to help you improve your English. I strive to find those that are of most benefit for my individual clients and the wider AEC community.

Need advice?

Send me your query and I’ll help you out as best as I can. If I can’t directly help then I should at least know someone who can.


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My Philosophy

Providing a rich environment within which my client maintains their motivation to do English and not learn English

Why Akikana English Coaching?

No textbooks. No exams. Not grammar lead but needs lead. Learner centred natural English in a way that is designed specifically for each client.


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Christine Walters

My story

For over thirty years I worked in the financial industry. During my career I was based in London, Tokyo, Singapore and Denmark. Having under achieved quite successfully in my A level exams, I left formal education at 18 and have been working since then. However, I never stopped learning and neither should you.