Helping you get ahead with the English you need.

Courses

Do you need to improve your English? Are you looking for lessons which focus on the skills and language you need to improve? Do you want to learn with a qualified and experienced English language teacher?

Link English Language Training can help, with one-to-one or small group lessons for adult learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced.

All courses are tailored to individual needs, with a focus on improving your communication skills, and balance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, depending on your aims, interests and current level of English.  Extensive and intensive courses are available, and classes can be scheduled on a fixed or flexible basis.

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.

 

GENERAL ENGLISH

Improve your speaking, listening, reading or writing skills, and focus on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation as required.

 

ENGLISH FOR HEALTHCARE

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?   This course is for employees with minimum A2 level English (pre-intermediate).  Topics include effective communication, personal care, medication, health and safety.  Total course length is approximately 40 hours but can be adapted according to requirements.

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.

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 24 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!

Book OET writing feedback service

 

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!

Book IELTS Life Skills 1-hour workshop

Free 20-minute consultation

Are you interested in English lessons?  Book a free online consultation with me to discuss your learning needs.

Book a free 20-minute consultation

About Link English Language Training

I am Helen Louise and I am a qualified English language teacher with over 20 years' experience of working with adults, both in the UK and overseas.  I have taught learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced, in both one-one and group settings.

Having studied German and Spanish, I understand the challenges and joys of learning another language, and I am passionate about supporting clients as they work to improve their English language skills!

Qualifications:  

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.

Professional associations

I am a member of IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) and EALTHY (European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare).

Testimonials

"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

 

"Very organised lessons which cover a lot in a very short period of time."

Law student needing support with academic English, particularly writing

Testimonials

"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

Prices

Lesson prices are per person and depend on the number of people in the group.

General English

 One-to-oneSmall groups
1 hour£30£12- £20
1.5 hours£40£15 - £25
2 hours£50£20 - £30

English for specific purposes*

 One-to-oneSmall groups
1 hour£40£18-25
1.5 hours£55£25-£35
2 hours£70£30-£40

* English for specific purposes, including:  English for health professionals (doctors, nurses, carers), OET preparation, IELTS Life Skills preparation.

OET writing correction service - £20 per letter

Essential information

1. Minimum age

Minimum age for any lesson or course is 18.

 2. Booking lessons

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 then contact you by email with more information. I will usually ask you to do an online test so that I can check your English level.  This costs £10 and is non-refundable, but is deducted from the fee for your first lesson or block of lessons. It takes less than one hour!  

Book a free 20-minute consultation
 

3. Face-to-face lessons

Face-to-face lessons usually take place at your home or place of work.

4. 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.

5. Payment of fees

Fees for face-to-face courses may be paid by bank transfer 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 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!

7. 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.

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.

8. 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.

9. Resources

Any necessary resources such as coursebooks or photocopied material are usually provided at no extra cost.  I may also recommend purchasing other resources if appropriate.

10. Writing tasks

Please note that lesson fees include feedback on one writing task (for example one OET letter or one essay) per lesson.

11. OET writing feedback service

No refunds are possible once payment has been made.  Letters must be submitted on the day that has been booked.

12. 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!

Contact me

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