Wer sind wir?
Wir sind engagierte, hochmotivierte Fachleute. Unser Trainerteam wie auch das Team der Organisation fühlt sich der Aufgabe verpflichtet, die Anforderungen all unserer Kunden genauestens zu erfüllen und Sprachtraining auf höchstem Niveau zu bieten.

Unsere Geschichte
Seit unserer Gründung 1994 in der Mariahilferstraße sind wir ständig gewachsen. 1997 übersiedelten wir in den 23. Bezirk und sind dort seit vielen erfolgreichen Jahren mit einigen Veränderungen und ständigen Fortschritten.

Unser Team

Francis Montocchio, BMus., MPhil. (Ed.)

Telefon: +43 1 533 7001
Handy: +43 699 1101 8701

I was born in Zimbabwe. My mother was English and my father was from Mauritius. I grew up and went to school in South Africa and studied in South Africa and in the US. I have a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor's degree in Music. I came to Austria in 1987 and since then I have taught in schools including Sacre Coeur, the Vienna International School and various Musikschulen. I have been teaching English for 22 years (!). I started at Berlitz and liked the teaching so much, I decided to go it alone. I started pro active english 1993 and now have a great team of teachers and other personnel. My interests include political, economic and financial issues, which have resulted in my designing and leading a number of highly successful Courses in these areas. My fascination for the way the brain functions and how people learn have led me to find the best and only job I would ever consider doing teaching English to people who need it.

Lisa Fichtinger
Office Management/Assistant

Handy: +43 676 3552049

I am from Vienna and am studying at the University of Vienna. I have been working at PAE since Autumn 2014 and enjoy the opportunity to use my excellent English-speaking skills at work as well as my organizational talent. I have been doing Irish Dance since I was 9 years old and I regularly take part in international competitions.


Unserer wichtigsten Trainer


Peter Levine, Dip LC, TLS, BA Hons, MA

I was born and raised in England. I love teaching in all sorts of contexts and have been doing so for about twenty five years. I have a comprehensive business and academic background and am the author of The Mechanics of Happiness (MJP New York). I am a qualified life coach and qualified Teacher, Learning and Skills (TLS) to work with adult learners. I believe passionately that given the right support and guidance, each person is capable of exceeding their own expectations and becoming better than they already are. I apply this principle in my teaching practice and strive to facilitate the best possible opportunity for learners to excel. Having travelled the world extensively I am happy to live in the vibrant heart of Vienna with my Austrian wife, the psychologist and doctor, Ursula Rustler. I love to cook, read, write, stay healthy and am currently working on a series of new writing projects and developing an educational foundation.
Dr David Kosviner, BMus, MMus, PhD

I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1957 and moved to Germany to continue my studies. During my years in Germany I worked as university lecturer (University of the Arts Bremen), music school teacher (Freie Musikschule Stuttgart), sound projectionist and wine seller. I also started teaching English – at first privately, later for various language schools. Since moving to Vienna in 2011 my professional life has become increasingly focused on teaching English, an activity which I find inspiring and deeply satisfying. I am the proud father of two lovely teenage girls and live in the 2nd district.

Alison Steiner, BA (Econ), MSocSc, DTEFL

I have a Master's degree in Economics and East European Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Economics with Russian Language. I also have a TEFL diploma for teaching English. I have been teaching English for four years, particularly focusing on business communication and have been working for pro active english since mid-2005. Originally, I came to Austria for one year (way back) in 1990 to work as a researcher and analyst covering South Eastern Europe for the Economist Intelligence Unit. But I think its fair to say I must like the place because I'm still here now and I have worked for a wide variety of organisations and companies, including the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Bloomberg. I was born in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire in England, close to Sherwood Forest and spent all my childhood there with my mother, father and younger brother David. I went to school in England and studied in England, France, Russia and Bulgaria. My interests range from political, economic and financial issues to sport, art, good humour and music. I live in the 7th district with my husband and son.