Ian Bishop

International Specialist Advisor

Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

Ian Bishop is a graduate of Manchester University, a CELTA-qualified teacher and a founding partner and Managing Director of Aim for English, an English language training centre in Jakarta. He has lived and worked in Indonesia for 10 years. He is a senior education consultant with AFG Venture Group.

Ian started his own school (AIM) in Jakarta in late 2006. Over the past 5 years AIM has grown rapidly. It is recognised in Jakarta as being quality focused and highly innovative. It has developed a thriving business in "corporate" English training, in addition to its core area of individual teaching, and overseas study pre-departure preparation. AIM is AFG Venture Group's ELT partner in Indonesia and undertakes a range of services for our international clients including for the International Award for Young People Asia Pacific office in Sydney and the Head office in London.

Ian has built up a wide network of contacts and customers in private business, NGOs and the Indonesian government. He has also assisted the Dutch Embassy in managing its overseas Scholarship programme since 2009, and AIM has trained over 90 young graduates in the English they need for post-graduate study in Holland.

In addition to his network of contacts, Ian brings a keen understanding of Indonesian culture, and language practices and language plus his highly focused strategic and business development skills.

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