1 to 1 & 2 to 1 Online Courses           now available

Rob Howley founded English Language Training in 1987. It became both a successful British Council accredited language school – providing courses for students from all over the world – and a provider of executive language training to a vast range of international businesses and organisations.

The school closed in 2016, but Rob continued – introducing a new format in the shape of the highly-successful ‘Quartet’ courses. At the same time he carried on his work as a trainer and language consultant for companies in London and organisations such as the United Nations.

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Now, in the era of the virus, he is offering online courses. He is enjoying the challenge of teaching in this new way, developing new teaching and learning strategies and maintaining the reputation for excellence he has with his students.

“I took English lessons with Rob for more than a year and I can’t recommend him enough.”
“Rob is, unquestionably, an amazing professional.”
“Rob is well-prepared to teach online.”

Read more feedback and 5-star Google reviews from people he has worked with.


New online courses, now available through Skype or Zoom.
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1 to 1 – now online

Individual tuition: both short-term intensive, and extensive courses offered.
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QUARTETS - not currently available

Small groups of four students: General English and Cambridge exam courses.
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1-1 and group courses for people who need to use English in their working lives.
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Words from students

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Cristina Hernandez Campa30 July 2017
I studied at English Language Training from January to May 2016. I liked the school, the teachers and the way in which they taught. When the school closed I decided to attend Quartet classes with Rob. That was even better as I got more attention and I could focus on those areas which I really needed. Rob’s methodology is very dynamic and focuses on the why, how and when rather than a mechanical and grammatical one. Moreover, we worked very hard on my CV presentation and cover letter, which helped me to find a new job in a good school.
Mandy Aracama23 June 2017
I’m really satisfied with the course – my English has improved a lot, and also I passed the Cambridge exam which was my goal from the beginning. The groups are just 4 people so you are always involved, the teacher adapts to what you need/want to learn and focuses on your weaknesses. Mine, like every Spanish student, was pronunciation and thanks to many exercises, Rob managed to help me a lot. I’m really grateful and am going do another Quartet course at English Language Training next term!

Quartet Courses

A 'Quartet' course is a group of just 4 students. It is high-intensity learning for hard-working learners. Is a 'Quartet' course the right course for you?

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