What our clients say

Our clients come from all walks of life; young and old, students and professionals, from ski instructors to CEOs….

They are happy to talk about their experience at The Language House.

  • I never imagined when we started that I would become fluent in English and that I could manage meetings and video conferences in English and follow English language films. It’s fantastic. Many thanks.
  • The Language House adapts the content of the courses to our needs on a weekly basis. One week we work on presentations, another week we work on language for meetings. We can use the English from these lessons immediately in our daily work with our clients.
  • I really appreciated the English courses with The Language House and especially Garry, our teacher who was friendly, serious while also having a sense of humour. I am sure that my English is much better today thanks to lessons with The Language House.
  • The lessons are very full of life, very interesting, and adapted to our need - a group of journalists.
  • Yes, I highly recommend The Language House as an ideal solution for companies that need to improve their English communication skills.
  • I am now much more confident and relaxed in English. No more stress. It is possible to have efficiency, pleasure and fun learning business English with The Language House.
  • I just wanted to let you know that I am starting today at P&G!! My two interviews in English went really well. Thank you so much for your great advice, these interviews were exactly on the same line as yours.
  • My English lessons with The Language House were interesting, fun and lively. I feel much more comfortable speaking English. If I have to socialise in English or moderate a forum in English, I don’t have the panic and stress I had before. I actually look forward to using my English.

Why Choose The Language House

English for you
English for you
We are English language training specialists based in Geneva. We offer English courses in Geneva and around the world. The Language House is your one-stop shop for English.
Australia specialists
Australia specialists
Our director is Australian. We have a fabulous choice of destinations in the land of the kangaroo. Why not combine English and surfing in beautiful Byron Bay? It doesn’t get much better.
Happy clients
Happy clients
Don’t listen to us. Read what our clients say about their experience with The Language House.
Visas and travel
Visas and travel
Many countries are tightening their study and tourist visa conditions. It’s getting more and more complicated. We’ll help you get the right visa. No stress.
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge Exams
Cambridge exams are popular, especially in Switzerland. They are excellent exams to develop your communications skills and they add muscle to your CV.
Friendly Canada
Friendly Canada
Canada is big; a land of forests, mountains, rivers and lakes and, of course, warm and friendly Canadians. It is also the cheapest destination for a long-term English course.
Demi-pair Australia
Demi-pair Australia
Reduce the cost of your trip to Australia. Study English and live and work with a family as a demi-pair…Six months of demi-pair work can save you up to CHF 5,000.
Be comfortable
Be comfortable
We have a range of living options for you. One that is best suited to your needs and your budget. If you are comfortable and relaxed, the English comes easily.

English+ WORK

Study and work at the same time
You won’t get rich, but you will earn a little bit of extra pocket money. But more importantly, a job in a café, restaurant, picking fruit on a farm or working as a demi-pair are all fabulous ways to exercise your English, make new friends and discover your city or country. Prepare a CV in English before you go…
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Some of our clients

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

Professional English courses in Geneva and London
Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Banque Lombard Odier & Cie SA

Professional English courses in Geneva and the UK


Private lessons in Geneva for sales director and finance analyst
Payot Libraire

Payot Libraire

English for bookstore staff in Geneva (22 participants)


Professional English for journalists and marketing team in Geneva


Professional English in Geneva for CEO and Director of Marketing
deRham SA

deRham SA

Professional English in Lausanne for CEO and three department heads
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

General and professional English in Malta

The London School of English is one of the world leaders in professional English training. We’ve been sending Swiss and French professionals here since 2001.

There are two professional training centres—one in comfortable Holland Park, London, and a second in the historic city of Canterbury about one hour east of London.

Experienced trainers, excellent client services and comfortable accommodation… few training centres are in the same league as The London School of English.

The London School of English is the longest-established officially accredited school in Britain. Founded in 1912, it has unrivalled experience. It is small enough to provide a personal service, but large enough to have excellent facilities and resources.

It has a range of courses for CEOs and managers and less business focused professionals such as lawyers, engineers, and journalists. The school’s client list contains the world’s leading companies in banking and finance, technology, communication, manufacturing and international organisations.

Holland Park campus

The Holland Park Gardens campus is the flagship school – a dedicated centre for mature adults focusing on general and professional English training. The average age of clients is 37. The Language House has worked closely with managing director Hauke Tallon and owner Timothy Blake since 2002. We have placed hundreds of professional people from leading swiss companies into a variety of intensive professional courses led by experienced mature trainers. We believe, unequivocally, Holland Park offers the best professional and general English training for mature clients in all of London. You will develop practical English that can be used in your workplace. We know time away from your work is precious. We also know the results come quickly at the London School of English.


  • Holland Park, Zone 2, East London, Central line
  • Quiet, comfortable, leafy London suburb
  • 15 minutes to the centre of London


  • Homestays: Gold and Silver homestay with options of private bathrooms with or without evening meals. Usually no more than a 30-minute journey from the school and often much less.
  • Student residence: a 25-minute walk from the school
  • Serviced apartments: a 3-minute walk from the school
  • Hotels: A 4-minute walk from the school


  • Business and Professional English 30+
  • General English 30+
  • Legal English 30+
  • English for Human Resources
  • English for the Public Sector
  • Individual Training
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • Voice Training & Accent Modification
  • Legal English 20-30
  • TOLES Preparation
  • Intercultural Competence Combination
  • Global Leadership Combination


  • Max class size: 6 students (8 for General English 30+, 10 for Legal English 20-30 and TOLES)
  • Average class size: 5 students (6 for General English 30+, 8 for Legal English 20-30 and TOLES)
  • School capacity: 140 students
  • Average Age: 37
  • Minimum Age: 20 (Legal English 20-30 and TOLES), 30 (all other courses)
  • Hours per week: 22 hours (General English 30+), 24 hours per week (Legal English 30+ and TOLES) 30 hours per week (all other courses)
  • Number of Training Rooms: 28
  • Facilities:
    • computer room
    • high-speed wifi
    • fax and photocopying services
    • journal and reference books
    • multimedia projectors and audio and video facilities in every classroom
    • self-study rooms
    • restaurant
    • tea and coffee facilities
    • bookshop


Two London social programmes—one for Westcroft Square and one for our mature clients at Holland Park Gardens. Students can choose to attend either social programme.

The Language House likes

The London School of English in Kensington is definitely the best London option for professional English training for busy working people. The centre is professional and comfortable. The trainers are highly experienced. Clients services are second to none. If you haven’t got a lot of time, then this is the right investment for the maximum return on your English. Many of our clients go back a second time.

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