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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.

A Little Background

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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.

Who Are Langthorne?

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.

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The Langthorne Institute

The Langthorne Group Limited
Unit 45, The LINK,
49 Effra Road
Brixton
London
SW2 1BZ
Company No.: 12337266
Registered in England & Wales
+(44) 7510 876 848

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