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Private online English lessons for busy adults

Prepare for an exam, learn business English or work on specific language skills with one-to-one lessons designed to suit you.

Flexible timetable| £35 per hour | Zoom

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Looking for a flexible way to fit English lessons into your busy schedule?

You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re short on time or have laser-focused learning goals, our private online English lessons are a fantastic way to improve your English quickly and effectively. 


Join us weekly or bi-weekly and enjoy lively interactive sessions designed especially for you. 


No scheduling conflicts. No distractions. No stress. This is as individual and affordable as premium private courses get.

I decided to study with Brighter English because I would like to pass CAE exam and improve my pronunciation. 


I recommend Brighter English to my friends because they can learn English online with a native teacher. Now I'm fluent and I have understood how to improve my pronunciation. I'm very happy, thank you very much!

Laura, Italy

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Fully customisable British English lessons for adults

Make the most amount of progress in the least amount of time with a course plan designed especially for you.





Learn at times that work for you, so you can fully focus on your lessons without feeling like you should be elsewhere. 


Follow a personalised learning plan designed by our team and reach your goals in the most effective and efficient way.

Feel 100% supported in your study with anytime email support from our brilliant teachers.

Learn with teachers who don’t just know what they’re doing but also know how to make learning enjoyable.

Lose yourself in English for one, two or more hours per week and enjoy a well-earned break from your busy schedule and many commitments.

For just £35 per hour

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“I wanted to have a deeper understanding of Business English. I learnt a lot in a very short time and I was impressed by the lesson quality. 


My tutor was very precise and accurate with the corrections. I would recommend Brighter English because the tutors are well prepared and provide you with personalised classes. The learning experience has been really satisfying and fulfilling.”

Felix, Germany

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What skills do you want to work on?

Learning with us one-on-one means you can choose to cover just about anything. Here are some examples of goals we can work towards together.

Language development


Mastering British pronunciation, achieving grammatical accuracy, becoming a confident communicator—we’ve helped hundreds of students improve specific areas of English, and we’re here to help you do the same.

Exam preparation


Planning to take an exam? Say no more. With a 100% pass rate, we specialise in the Cambridge English Qualifications. But our teachers can prepare you for success in any English test.

Specialised subjects


Perhaps you’re a fellow English teacher looking to boost your language skills. Or maybe you want to learn business English for work. Whatever your aim, tell us, and we’ll design a course to get you there.

Not sure what to focus on?

Contact us — we’ll be happy to help you decide.

What makes Brighter English different?

We’re not just another online English school. We’re a community of British English enthusiasts and experts on a mission to bring high-quality, engaging online lessons to you.


Encouraging you to communicate

Every lesson is a chance for you to practise English in a natural environment with your teacher. You’ll work on activities that put the language into meaningful contexts, building your skills and your confidence.

Focusing on relevant topics

We’ll ask what you want to learn before building a course that covers topics you care about. That way, we can make sure your English lessons are something you enjoy, not something you endure.

Designing courses for you

And only you. Created by our teachers and our in-house expert, Katy, you won’t find our courses anywhere else. They’re made to suit your level and goals, so you can improve your English fast.

“I was nervous to take a speaking exam. Even though I speak in English every day, knowing that I will be judged on my pronunciation and grammar was a scary thought!


This course gave me a lot of confidence. It helped me to focus on fluency and understand exactly what to do in each section of the test. My teacher was very kind and knowledgeable and she gave me lots of personal feedback.”

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Giulia, Italy

Say hello to our teachers

They’re friendly, they’re encouraging and they’re the very best at what they do.

We can’t say who you’ll learn with right now (you’ll have to book your lessons first). But as a member of the Brighter English family, you’ll get to know us all.


Born in Berkshire but based in Devon, Gail has been teaching English for 23 years. Fun fact: 5 minutes before one of her first lessons, she got locked in a toilet! Luckily she escaped just in time.   


Qualification: Trinity TESOL Certificate & Diploma

Experience: 23 years



Laura taught in South Korea, Vietnam, Spain, Portugal and, of course, the UK before joining us. She loves learning about new cultures as much as sharing her own, so expect her to take an interest in yours.

Qualification: PGCE & Cambridge CELTA
Experience: 12 years



Maxine is our exam preparation specialist, and she loves watching her students’ confidence grow. She’s currently learning Welsh, so knows how tricky languages can be - but her enthusiasm makes it easier. 


Qualification: Cambridge CELTA & DELTA

Experience: 11 years

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Fluent in three languages and now working on her fourth, Alev is our team polyglot. She’s also a super experienced English teacher, so although she might speak your language she’ll never do it in class! 


Qualification: Cambridge CELTA

Experience: 10 years

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What you’ll get when you join

✅  Pre-course level check and orientation 

✅  Customised lesson and course plan

✅  Weekly lessons with the same teacher

✅  Weekly homework tasks to keep your English alive

✅  And lots of motivation



£35 per hour

Your progress is our priority

That’s why, on top of everything else, you’ll also get a couple of Brighter Bonuses.

Course completion certificate

No matter how long you stay with us, you’ll get a certificate when you leave. It's not an official certification of your level—more a token of your hard work and achievement.

That said, you may be able to use it to prove CPD training. Some of our students have!

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Anytime email support

Our favourite thing about being a small school? We can give you our full attention.


Contact us any time during your course for feedback, advice or a bit of encouragement. We’re only ever an email away.

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No hidden fees, guaranteed

With us, what you see is what you get. No registration fees. No long-term commitments. No nasty surprises. 


You’re free to join when you want and leave when you please. But if you’re anything like our current students, you’ll be with us for a while!

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“I wanted a school that offered quality because I’m a teacher myself, and I know it’s very important to find a reliable place that has qualified teachers and that gives you the safety to develop. 


Both Katy and Laura have been very helpful and nice teachers. They are listening to you and trying to help you, and they have given me opportunities to feel more confident. So, nowadays I feel more confident because I feel more fluent.”

Olga, Spain

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Join now, start next week

It couldn’t be easier to start studying English with us!

Not familiar with Zoom? We’ll also invite you to an optional orientation so you’re 100% prepared for your first lesson.

1) Book your first lesson

Choose how many hours you want to take per week and pay for your first lesson to secure your spot.

Click here to get started.

2) Tell us your goals

Next, you’ll take our free level quiz, complete a quick questionnaire and tell us your ideal timetable. This helps us plan your course and find your perfect teacher.

3) Join your lesson

As soon as we’ve confirmed your teacher and timetable, you’ll receive an email with a link to join them on Zoom. All you need to prepare? A laptop and a little courage.

Improve your English on your terms

Our private online English lessons are for you if:

  • You have a very busy schedule that doesn’t suit our group classes, or you’d prefer to learn on your own with a teacher.

  • You have a passion for British culture and language and want an easy way to connect with it without leaving your home.

  • You want to work on specific skills, focus on a specialised subject or study for an exam.

  • You’re at elementary or pre-intermediate level and aren’t ready to join a group class yet. Or you’ve reached a strong advanced or proficiency level and want more of a challenge.

Our private online English lessons are not for you if:

  • You’ve never studied English before and you want to start from the basics.

  • You’d rather learn in an interactive group environment (our General English course might be more suitable for you).

  • You want to learn American English (or any other variation—we only teach British English here).

Not sure this is the course for you?

Send us a message and we’ll be happy to help.

Any questions?

Ready to learn more English than you have in years?

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  • What happens if I can’t attend a lesson?
    Your teacher will be in touch after the lesson to catch you up on what we covered and share your homework along with any important class materials. As this is a monthly membership, we can’t refund any missed lessons. If you know in advance that you can’t attend for more than 2 consecutive weeks, tell us 3 days before your next payment is due, and we’ll pause your membership until you return.
  • How and when do I pay for my membership?
    When you join the General English programme, we’ll set up a direct debit to come out on the same date every month for as long as you decide to stay.
  • How can I cancel my membership?
    All you need to do is email Katy 3 days before your next payment is due so we can stop your direct debit. If you forget to do it before then, we won’t be able to cancel it until the following month.
  • How long is the course?
    As long as you want it to be! The General English course is a rolling monthly membership that you can start at any time and stay as long as you like.
  • When can I start?
    Lessons take place every Thursday evening at 18:30-20:00 CEST. Sign up by Sunday and start your lessons the following week.
  • Is this the right course for me?
    If you've reached an intermediate to advanced level, and you’re looking for a way to improve your English in a fun, friendly group, you’ll love the General English course. But if you’re not sure you’re ready to commit, why not come along to a lesson and see? You can attend for just £20, no strings attached.
  • What if the timetable doesn’t work for me?
    As a small school, we can only offer group lessons at certain times of the week. If Thursday evenings don’t work for you, perhaps our Conversation Club or Private Lessons will.
  • Do you offer cheaper lessons?
    Yes, we do! At just £45 per month, our Conversation Club is an affordable way to practise your speaking skills. You can find out more and book a trial class here.
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