Klaus Hinke has a degree in modern languages. After graduating from Würsburg University (Germany), he taught modern languages at a Nürnburg secondary school, and methods and didactics of language teaching on teacher training courses run by the Bavarian Ministry of Education. He is a lecturer in Languages and joined Cranfield in 1974. He has been involved in language teaching and the development of teaching materials at post-graduate level (MA and MBA courses) ever since. His areas of interest include the business environment in Germany, intercultural communication and the development of software for language teaching.