The Business Language Company was founded in Munich in 2009 to meet an urgent need in the business community for professional language training which is truly tailored to the specific requirements of the client.


Company founder and director James Dowling was born in England holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Kings College, University of London.

With language teaching certification from the University of Cambridge, James worked for over a decade as a business language trainer and consultant in the UK, Spain and the former Yugoslavia.

In 2009 he founded the Business Language Company in Munich, and has overseen its rapid development into a leading B2B provider.

Training Team

In addition to a core team of more than 20 trainers in the Munich area, a nationwide network ensures consistent course implementation in nearly all parts of Germany.

Our customised training programmes require exceptional trainers.

As a minimum, our native-speaking trainers must have the following:

  • Teaching qualification: Cambridge CELTA/DELTA or Trinity CertTESOL
  • At least three years teaching experience
  • A working knowledge of the German language

We do not issue trainers with our own teaching certificates, nor do we recognise any value in certificates issued by franchised language schools.


We work closely with top performers in the language industry who can deploy sustainable and integrated language solutions to achieve specific, measurable objectives.

Our partners include developers and producers of:

  • Translation tools
  • Terminology management systems
  • Training materials
  • And more...