The Langthorne Institute is a London based language school, though started in Brazil in 2011, our founders are two Londoners. We focus on EFL and ESL for students who can’t necessarily get to London themselves. We provide you with the London experience, giving you excellent EFL tuition as well as in-depth cultural insights that really help to push your English learning journey forward.
It is fairly uncommon to see a backstory for a language school, usually this is the preserve of fashion labels and often these backstories are not even true. In this case, the backstory is true and it has determined many of the decisions in life, including the reason to open up a language school in London.
The school was founded by two brothers, both now in their forties and with a great deal of life and experiences behind them, as you would expect. They’ve moved about a bit in thier lives, living in the UK, Switzerland, Canada and Brazil to name but a few of the countries they have spent time in.
Why a language school then? Well, back in 2012 one of the brothers moved to Brazil for a short time. Having failed to become a rock star and with little to do and even fewer job prospects on the horizon, teaching English as a foreign language was the obvious (only) choice.
And there we have it, after careers in charity management, construction and international development, they found themselves working together throughout the Football World Cup of 2014 and have never looked back.
We set up the Langthorne Group just before the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and have had to shelve all of our ideas of opening a physical school, moving to an online only school as a way of protecting one of our owners.
The last note here, something personal that the brothers share, other than loving parents, is a pair of kidneys. Back in 2010, through the hard work of the renal department at the Royal London Hospital, our owners embarked on the most significant chapter in their lives when the younger brother donated one of his kidneys to the elder. A stunning personal sacrifice that has provided them both with another chance in life.
We work exclusively online (for now), our well qualified, experienced teachers are ever present in the classroom, offering you a classroom experience but through the safety of a camera lense. This works well, is proven as a method of learning English and with the extra cultural work we do you are really getting a full overseas learning experience.
As we stated, our teachers are ever present in the classroom, allowing you to question them directly, about the topics, grammar and language structures that are important to you. The teachers constantly assess your progress, giving immediate, thoughtful and structured feedback in class and also providing you with a monthly written progress review.
All our classes are planned and we follow a strict syllabus. We work in accordance with British Council guidelines and aim to become accredited within the coming year. A little known fact, is that you need to be open in the UK for at least a year before you can become accredited, so for now, we will have to suffice with working within English UK’s guidelines alone.
(Translated by Google) I highly recommend, excellent school, excellent teachers, my children went abroad with great training and I am very happy with my course that is giving me more security to be able to travel. Thank you. (Original) Recomendo demais, excelente escola,excelentes professore, meus filhos foram para exterior com ótima formação e eu estou muito feliz com meu curso que está me dando mais segurança para poder viajar. Obrigado. ~ 4 weeks ago
Muito obrigado Hidete. Que palavras bonitas. Thank you very much. ~ Langthorne
(Translated by Google) Hello friends, I would like to state that as a participant in online classes, the lessons are very fun and instructive. Especially teachers are great, helpful and very successful in their work. They enable you to speak fluently with the techniques they use in a short time. Labour would like to thank everyone who contributed. Firstly I have to say this he is the best teacher ever I met in my life. The teacher is friendly and interactive and the online classes are so helpful, amusing. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn or improve on English language. (Original) Merhaba arkadaşlar, online derslere katılan birisi olarak derslerin çok eğlenceli ve öğretici olduğunu belirtmek isterim. Özellikle öğretmenler harika, yardımsever ve işlerinde oldukça başarılılar. Uyguladıkları tekniklerle kısa süre içerisinde akıcı bir şekilde konuşmanızı sağlıyorlar. Emeği geçen herkese çok teşekkür ediyorum. Firstly I have to say this he is the best teacher ever I met in my life. The teacher is friendly and interactive and the online classes are so helpful, amusing. Would recommend to anyone who wants to learn or improve on English language. ~ 5 weeks ago
Hi Esen, Thank you for the kind words. ~ Langthorne
(Translated by Google) I recommend the institute and Professor Alex for their professionalism and their incredible ability to teach both Brazilians and foreigners. One of the best English language teaching professionals I have ever met and had the great opportunity to work together. (Original) Indico o instituto e o professor Alex pelo seu profissionalismo e sua incrível capacidade em ensinar tanto brasileiros quanto estrangeiros. Um dos melhores profissionais de ensino de língua inglesa que eu já conheci e tive a excelente oportunidade de trabalhar junto. ~ 5 weeks ago
Hi Gustavo, Thank you for your review and the very kind words. ~ Langthorne
(Translated by Google) I always had difficulties in English, but with the method used by the institution, I learn and still have fun. I was able to unlock my English efficiently. Super recommend! (Original) Eu sempre tive dificuldades em inglês, mas com o método utilizado pela instituição, eu aprendo e ainda me divirto. Consegui destravar o meu inglês de forma eficiente. Super recomendo! ~ 6 weeks ago
Olá Cristina, Muito obrigado. Sempre bom ouvir de você. Abraços. ~ Langthorne
(Translated by Google) The Institute uses a super efficient method with competent teachers, the super pleasant methodology favoring the student's interaction with the teacher, I made very rapid progress. I am impressed with my evolution, excellent combination of great material with highly qualified teachers. (Original) O Instituto utiliza de um método super eficiente com professores competentes, a metodologia super agradável favorecendo a interação do aluno com o professor, eu tive um progresso muito rápido. Estou impressionado com minha evolução, excelente combinação de um ótimo material com professores altamente qualificados. ~ 6 weeks ago
Obrigado Marcos, sua revisão esta muito bem recebido e significa muito para nós. Esperamos vê-lo em breve. ~ Langthorne