Helping you get ahead with the English you need.
Do you need to improve your English? Are you looking for lessons which focus on the skills and language you need? Do you want to learn with a qualified and experienced English language teacher? I can help!
- One-to-one or small group lessons for adults
- All levels available, from beginner to advanced
- Choose the skills you want to focus on - speaking, listening, reading and/or writing
- Improve your vocabulary, grammar and/or pronunciation
- Book as many lessons as you wish
- Flexible scheduling available
Lessons take place in a supportive and encouraging environment. Currently all lessons are online, so you can study wherever you are in the world!
End-of-course certificates can be provided for all courses.
Contact me for more information, or to arrange an assessment of your English level.
Improve your speaking, listening, reading or writing skills, and focus on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation as required.
Do you want to practise speaking English but don't have much time? Have a 30-minute English conversation lesson in your coffee break! You choose the topic you would like to talk about, and book a time and day to suit you. Includes immediate, personalised feedback to help you improve your speaking skills and become more confident.
ENGLISH FOR HEALTHCARE
English for healthcare & nursing
Are you planning a career in healthcare and nursing? This course can help you, whether you are preparing to study, or already studying, at a college or university. The course focuses on effective communication skills, and includes a wide range of relevant topics such as dealing with patients, giving good and bad news, writing notes or emails, as well as vocabulary and grammar. This course is for learners with minimum A2 level English (pre-intermediate). Total course length is approximately 40 hours but can be adapted according to requirements.
English for carers
Are you working as a carer in a care home, nursing home or private home? Do you need to improve your English to communicate effectively with service users and colleagues? Are you planning to work in care, but need to improve your English first? If your level of English is A2 (pre-intermediate), then this 30-hour online course is for you!
Topics include: effective communication, personal care, medication, health and safety.
Available for small groups or one-to-one learners. Contact me for more information.
Occupational English Test Preparation
Short courses and workshops for doctors or nurses preparing for the OET. One-to-one lessons only, focusing on speaking, listening, reading and/or writing as required.
Link English Language Training is recognised by OET as a preparation provider.
In order for you to be confident in succeeding in the OET, your current level of English must be at least CEFR C1. This is the equivalent of OET B, or IELTS 7 or above.
OET writing feedback service
Are you preparing to take the Occupational English Test? Would you like personalised feedback on your writing? Book the OET writing feedback service to check whether you are test-ready!
Click on the link below to book a day and time to submit your letter. You will then receive one set of writing case notes and a task by email. Try to complete the writing task under timed conditions (45 minutes). Within 48 hours of submitting your letter you will receive detailed feedback relating to the OET marking criteria, correction of your mistakes (including grammar, vocabulary and punctuation) and suggestions for improvement.
Book now, and feel more confident to take OET!
IELTS LIFE SKILLS TEST PREPARATION
Prepare to take your IELTS Life Skills test with confidence! Find out what to expect during the test, and make sure you are ready to pass.
60-minute workshop includes practice test and feedback. One-to-one only!
I am Helen Louise and I am passionate about supporting learners as they work to improve their English language skills, whether they are a complete beginner or advanced level! Since I started teaching over 20 years ago, I have helped hundreds of learners improve their English. Having studied German and Spanish, I understand the challenges and joys of learning another language, and I know how important it can be to improve skills such as speaking and writing.
Different countries and cultures fascinate me, and I have had the opportunity to live and work in Guatemala, Bulgaria, Egypt and Cyprus. I have also travelled in North and Central America, western and eastern Europe and the Middle East. After living abroad for almost 20 years, I am now based in Malvern in Worcestershire, UK.
In my free time I love walking in the countryside, and am lucky to have the beautiful Malvern Hills on my doorstep. I also enjoy reading fiction and watching a good thriller or action film!
Certificate in Online Tutoring, International House World Organisation;
Certificate in Advanced Methodology, International House World Organisation;
LCCI Certificate in Teaching English for Business, Frances King School of English, London;
RSA Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults International House, London;
BA (Hons) German Language and Linguistics, with Spanish, University of East Anglia.
"I personally recommend Helen as a teacher, as she is dedicated to making sure her students are equipped with the necessary materials and resources for her lessons. She is an incredibly patient and understanding tutor, and helped me to feel comfortable and confident in both my English speaking and writing, especially regarding the IELTS." Sofia Arriola, university student, from Guatemala
"Helen has the insight, skills and experience to develop your fluency and understanding of the English language with a view to achieving positive results in the IELTS examinations. Highly recommended for learners of all levels." Eamonn Mullally, teacher & educational leader
"My father has been having bi-weekly remote sessions with Helen Louise for a little while now. My father was initially concerned that he would not be able to keep up. However, he finds that the pace of the lesson is appropriate for him and Helen makes him feel very at ease adjusting to his requirements. My father was provided with all the necessary materials he required and he is already feeling a lot more confident in his ability to learn at his age. I would definitely recommend!" Daughter of Muhammad, general English student from Bangladesh
"Personally, I recommend Helen as an English instructor for OET. She is professional and always gives constructive comments. She helped me in improving my writing and speaking. Indeed it was her help and guidance that made the difference." Heba, doctor and OET candidate, from Egypt
"I have been meeting with Helen for over a year now and I feel she has helped me massively with all aspects of learning English for business. Helen is specifically helpful when concentrating on my grammar and vocabulary. Whenever I come away from a lesson I feel I have progressed and learnt more each time. Helen is a great help and always goes out of her way to help and support me in every way that she can." Adina Dine-Iures, care home manager, from Romania
"Very organised lessons which cover a lot in a very short period of time." Law student needing support with academic writing
Lesson prices are per person and depend on the number of people in the group.
- a placement test to check your current level of English (where necessary)
- a coursebook (as appropriate, extended courses only)
- personalised feedback and correction of speaking and/or writing
- regular homework
- access to a virtual board for storing and organising resources
|1 hour||£32||£12 - £20|
|1.5 hours||£43||£15 - £25|
|2 hours||£54||£20 - £30|
Coffee-break conversation lesson - £20
English for specific purposes*
|1 hour||£40||£18 - £25|
|1.5 hours||£55||£25 - £35|
|2 hours||£70||£30 - £40|
* English for specific purposes, including: English for doctors, English for nurses, OET preparation, IELTS Life Skills preparation.
English for carers 30-hour course: Group courses - £16 per 90-minute lesson; One-to-one lessons £45 per 90-minute lesson.
OET writing feedback service - £20 per letter
If you are interested in booking lessons, please click on the link below or fill in the form at the bottom of this page. I will contact you by email, usually within 24 hours, with more information about the online level test and free consultation.
1. Minimum age
Minimum age for any lesson or course is 18.
2. Face-to-face lessons
Face-to-face lessons usually take place at your home or place of work.
3. Online lessons
Online lessons use a user-friendly online platform. You will need a computer/laptop, a microphone and a good internet connection! A headset or earphones are also recommended.
4. Payment of fees
Fees for face-to-face courses may be paid by bank transfer, PayPal or in cash, and are due at the end of each lesson or at the end of each week as agreed. Fees for online lessons must be paid by bank transfer or PayPal at least 48 hours before each lesson or block of lessons. Fees for the OET writing feedback service must be paid in advance.
If you wish to reschedule a lesson, please let me know as soon as possible (see cancellation policy below) and I will do my best to change the time/day, though this will not always be possible. If I need to reschedule a lesson, I will let you know as soon as I can. However, this is very rare!
5. Rescheduling lessons
If you wish to reschedule a lesson, please let me know as soon as possible (at least 2 hours in advance for one-to-one lessons - see cancellation policy below). I will do my best to change the time/day, though this will not always be possible. If I need to reschedule a lesson, I will let you know as soon as I can. However, this is very rare!
6. Cancellation policy
One-to-one lessons: at least 2 hours’ notice must be given if you wish to cancel a lesson. Lessons cancelled with less than 2 hours’ notice will be charged at the rate of 50% of the lesson fee. No refunds are possible once payment has been made.
Group lessons: at least 24 hours’ notice must be given if you wish to cancel a lesson. If cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice, 50% of the lesson or course fee will be charged. If cancelled with less than 2 hours’ notice, 100% of the fee will be charged. No refunds can be given once a course has started. Group lessons or courses may be cancelled if there are not enough students enrolled. In this case any fees paid in advance will be reimbursed.
If you are absent from a lesson without giving any notice, the lesson fee cannot be refunded.
If I need to cancel a lesson then I will refund any fees paid or reschedule, as agreed.
7. Lesson times
Lessons will start and finish on time! The lesson time can’t be extended if you are late. In the rare instance that I am late I will extend the lesson time by the corresponding number of minutes.
Any necessary resources such as a coursebook (if appropriate) or photocopied material are usually provided at no extra cost. I may also recommend purchasing other resources if appropriate.
9. Writing tasks
For writing lessons, fees include feedback on one short writing task (up to 300 words, for example one OET letter or one essay) per lesson.
10. OET writing feedback service
No refunds are possible once payment has been made. Letters must be submitted on the day that has been booked.
11. Your commitment!
In the case of extended courses, lessons will usually take place on a regular basis, for example weekly, unless otherwise agreed. If you frequently cancel lessons, you might lose your time slot. Self-study in between lessons is essential if you wish to make progress more quickly. Successful language learning needs commitment, regular study and practice!