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About PAE

Experience, Energy, Professionalism and Connection

English Language and Communication Training for Global and Local Enterprises

SPECIAL OFFER - EXPIRES May 31, 2023: Business English Webinar package for just $500 (applied language skill-building with optional individual coaching). E-mail us at or click here to learn more.

SCHEDULE a free 30-minute language and communication consultation for you or your organization - or call 503-231-2906 to learn more.

ProActive English was founded in 1997 to help business professionals in workplace settings communicate more effectively in English. 

We provide onsite, face-to-face or remote training supported by access to our performance-based E-Learning tool, The Business English Web©.

We have delivered thousands of training hours for multinationals and local organizations like yours with offices in Silicon Valley, Seattle, Silicon Forest (Portland, Oregon) around the U.S., Asia-Pacific, India, Europe and Latin America.

Courses typically run from 10 to 24 hours delivered onsite or remotely online with group sessions often supplemented by individual coaching sessions to address individual needs more efficiently.

We also offer consulting services for clients seeking to develop a corporate language strategy.

New and veteran trainers come to us for language training resources in support of their clients seeking to learn or improve Business English skills.

David Ketzner at a speaking engagementOur corporate English language training programs address enterprise-wide communication needs for everyone including highly-trained virtual teams communicating across continents, software developers, medical staff and professionals at all levels of Fortune 500 companies. 

At manufacturing facilities, we work with teams of hard-working new Americans and recent arrivals at medical devices manufacturers, food production plants, electronics parts manufacturers and retirement facilities, to name a few types of clients.

For more information about our ESL training for corporations and organizations, or to schedule a free consultation, please call  or e-mail


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Increased confidence and productivity to do language related tasks more efficiently saves time and money.