Working for us

We have a large number of permanent training staff. We believe this is essential to maintain consistency and quality in our courses and to develop new materials and approaches to language learning and teaching. We currently employ 18 permanent trainers. We also use fixed-term contract trainers for shorter periods as well as carefully selected freelance trainers. In this way we are able to maximize our flexibility and ensure that staff experience and expertise precisely match the client's needs.

We are a training organisation and as part of that our Trainers are continually developing, ensuring their skills and knowledge are up to date.

All of our trainers, carefully selected for their qualifications, expertise and experience will:

  • Focus on what you personally need in order to reach your goals
  • Provide a consistently engaging and challenging learning environment
  • Give you the strategies to communicate with confidence in and outside of the classroom

Trainer Standards

Trainer Standards

The Trainer Standards outlines our approach. It shows how we ensure that our courses give our clients an effective and rewarding experience.


All our trainers have the Cambridge ESOL Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (CELTA), or equivalent, as a minimum.  Most of our permanent training staff have the Cambridge ESOL Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults (DELTA) as well. A number of our trainers also hold an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language or Applied Linguistics.

In addition to a qualification in English Language Teaching, a number of our trainers hold a professional qualification in other professional fields such as finance and law. This previous background can be very valuable when working on Individual Tuition programmes in their client's field.

The average age of our training staff is around 41. The average experience of English language training to international students, including service in this school and previous experience is 12 years. Trainers have usually taught abroad as well as in Britain.

Professional development is a priority for us: trainers regularly have time out of class to work on new programmes, materials and techniques. Staff regularly attend in-service training seminars.

It is not easy to get a job at The London School of English. Our clients get the best because we employ the best.

If you wish to apply for a vacant position, please send your CV to:

Shirley Norton, the Director of Operations, is responsible for recruitment of trainers for our London centres. Her direct line is +44 20 7605 4172 and her email address is

Giulia Revelli, the Director of Studies at our Canterbury centre, is responsible for recruitment of trainers in Canterbury. Her direct line is +44 20 7605 4182 and her email address is