About Us

The director, Pat Maier, founded The Language Development Partnership on a passion for personal development within the field of interpersonal communication. This passion has further developed through a network of trainers with a lifetime of experience of teaching both business and academic English within and outside the UK.

We have also worked strategically at university level, including: quality assurance, bid writing, programme set up, policy development, learning materials’ development (see below for a list of publications), staff development and teaching. Our approach is to partner and support your communication needs through coaching individuals or organisational consultancy.

Our Expertise

Together with you we identify and put together the resources you already have that lead to your success in a particular area, e.g. meeting clients, negotiating with clients, giving a presentation, chairing meetings, working in cross-cultural teams and engaging in business writing. We have written academic skills text books and had success at bid writing. Pat Maier has worked with the following organisations:

Europaisches Patentamt  European Patent Office (Germany)

Tourist Police (Ecuador)

Tourist Guides (Galapagos Islands)

US Aid (Ecuador)

Ecuador Oil Company (Corporacion EstatalPetrolea Ecuatoriana)

Individual business people from a variety of companies

Allianz (Ecuador)


University of Kent (UK)

University of Southampton (UK)

University of Konstanz (Germany)

We also have experience of writing/editing in the following areas:

  • bid writing for external funding
  • academic articles
  • codes of practice
  • ethics statements
  • training manuals
  • strategies
  • learning materials (paper and online)
  • website text
  • project evaluation,
  • reports,
  • study skills and eLearning books

Our Qualifications

  • We have University degrees in a variety of subjects: Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science and Online Learning.
  • A member of the Higher Education Academy
  • NLP Practitioner


Maier, Pat, Barney, Anna, Price, Geraldine (2011) Survival-Guide fuer Erstis Pearson Studium, Muenchen. View book.

Ramsay, Paul, Maier, Pat, Price, Geraldine (2010) Study Skills for Business & Management Students, Pearsons, Essex, UK. View book.

Maier, Pat, Barney Anna, Price Geraldine (2009) Study Skills for Science, Engineering & Technology Students, Pearsons, Essex, UK. View book.

Cowen, Michelle, Maier, Pat, Price Geraldine (2009) Study Skills for Nursing and Healthcare Students. View book.

Price, Geraldine, Maier, Pat (2007) Effective Study Skills: unlock your potential, Pearsons, Essex, UK. View book.

Maier, Pat, Warren, Adam (2000) Integrating Technology in Learning and Teaching: a practical guide for educators, Kogan Page, London. View book.


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