Who we are

CQ Lingo is a network of highly-qualified trainers and translators who understand how to help improve communication for better results.

Communication is our passion and we understand the importance of both cultural intelligence AND language learning.

All trainers have completed post-graduate studies and have taught at multiple businesses and universities around the world. Our trainers have extensive experience in living in and adjusting to foreign cultures on multiple continents.

We want to share our experience with you to help you communicate with confidence across all borders and bring your organization the benefits that come with effective communication.
CQ Lingo’s founder, Darlene Kilian, brings with her over 20 years of academic, business and technical English language training experience in Germany, on top of several years’ experience working as an architect in the United States and Germany.

Her primary interest during her remote postgraduate studies at the University of Leicester (UK) in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (MA-Merit) was intercultural communication and its connection to language training. Her Masters dissertation focused on ‘Identifying Intercultural, Language and Technical Competences Necessary for Effective Communication in Global Virtual Teams.

She is a chronically curious person who enjoys trying out new things, learning about new cultures through volunteer work and travel, meeting people, riding horses, playing with her dog and having fun with her family and friends.

If you share the same core values as we have and are interested in joining our team, please contact us. We’d be glad to hear from you. We love new connections!


The concept of CQ Lingo comes from my deepfelt belief that offering a range of communication and language services such as training, writing consultations and translations provides the customer with the fullest transparency and ability to present itself in the international market in a unified manner.

Through 20 years of teaching a foreign language and living in a foreign culture, I have also come to believe that effective communication in international settings requires both language skills and cultural intelligence.

I hope that you’ll join us on CQ Lingo’s unique and holistic platform to meet like-minded individuals interested in developing their intercultural communication skill set for our increasingly globalized world.

Darlene Kilian