First School of English

Learn English fast!

Why join First School of English?

We LOVE our students!


We are London's best English language school and we are unique! 

We started when a group of teachers wanted to teach English in a new way. Now we teach English for conversation, for business, and for exams. We also teach English courses for professionals who want to register in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. 

Our students are from all over the world - from Europe, Asia, South America and Africa.

We use the latest methods to teach English, which are fun and fast!

Why learn with us?


We design your English course for you - it's unique! 

You learn by Skype or WhatsApp - it's faster and cheaper, and you can study any day or night - 24/7!

Your private tutor teaches you English. PLUS your tutor helps with your emails, work reports and essays. PLUS your e-books and materials are free. PLUS you get a Student Dropbox for your online work. 

We are experts


We are highly qualified (CELTA; DELTA; PGCE) and experienced in business, design, engineering, law and law enforcement, the media, and medicine. 

We teach English for exams (IELTS; TOEFL; Cambridge) and can help you at university.

We also teach English to professionals, like business pros, doctors, fashion designers, lawyers, media professionals, and military personnel.  

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First School of English

SE1 7RW, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Our most popular English courses

study English by Skype and WhatsApp

How do I learn by Skype or WhatsApp?


The way we learn English has changed! Now you can learn super fast with  smart apps like Skype and WhatsApp. So, you can study with your private tutor any day, any time, from your home or your office. It's easy! It's cheaper too: you pay less and you save time. Private lessons with a tutor start from just £6 for 60-minutes! 

Email us for a free appointment to find out how we can help you learn English fast.

Yes, it works!



Ling, who is 56 years-old from China, had two children when she started learning English: "I was very busy, so it took me longer to learn. But the Learning Co-Operative helped me to study hard." After just 7 months, Ling took an IELTS exam and scored 8.0. Now she is studying at a UK university.  

A unique course for every student!


Alessandra,  who is 29 years-old and from Italy, said: "I'm a fashion designer and I wanted to come to London to work. However, I needed to improve my English, so I joined the Learning Co-Operative and passed my Cambridge exam. Now I'm in London!"

For every professional, for every student!



Chris, a 36 year-old doctor from Greece, said: "I wanted to try working in the UK or Canada but I had to improve my English to score at least a 7.0 in an IELTS test. I joined the Learning Co-Operative and took just 13 weeks to pass my IELTS with a very good score. I'm working in  Canada now. I've recommended the Learning Co-Operative to my friends." 

The English Magazine: Greek fires: 'I took my baby and ran'

Greek wildfires: 'I took my baby and ran towards the sea'

 Panagiotis Dagalos returns to his burned-out car in Mati, Greece, fearing his wife may have died, after running to the sea with their three-year-old to escape wildfires engulfing the area. Eighty people have died and 700 have been rescued as fires sweep across parts of Greece.

The English Magazine: A place where football is an escape

Veronica and her daughter suffered great hardship to be able to watch a World Cup game in peace. But it's only a brief respite on a journey full of uncertainty. Video by Eléonore Hamelin who was a 2018 Adelante Latin America Reporting Fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation.

The English Magazine: Saudi Arabia ends ban on women drivers

From today, Saudi women are officially allowed to get behind the wheel. It's the end of a decades-old driving ban that made it illegal for women to drive cars in the country.  The change was announced last September and Saudi Arabia issued the first licences to women earlier this month.  It was the only country left in the world where women could not drive and families had to hire private chauffeurs for female relatives. 

The English Magazine: In a US court as refugees go on trial

Trump's  immigration policy has caused so many arrests that the courts are blocked. There are mass trials with up to 75 refugees.  In the past, refugees  were sent back to their home countries or and held with their family members in detention.  

Now, the U.S. brings criminal charges against every adult refugee . Now courts are so busy, attorneys spend less than five-minutes with a refugee clients. Worst, parents are separated from their children with no system to reunite them.  

The English Magazine: Hollywood talks women's rights

100 years ago, women won the right to vote. 

Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Nicole Kidman celebrate by discussing women's rights.  Meryl and Carey were appearing in the film Suffragette and Nicole was playing Rosalind Franklin in Photograph 51 in London's West End.

The English Magazine: The British Museum makes chocolate

How to make 18th Century drinking chocolate. 

British Museum expert Tasha Marks  and master chocolatier Paul A. Young explain how chocolate first arrived in London as a delicious and how to make your own 18th century hot chocolate with a Mesoamerican twist. 

Refugees on their new homelands: 'The Germans sneeze loudly'

The English Magazine

 A record number of refugees arrived in Europe between 2015 and 2016. First comes the excitement but soon they realise it is not entirely like home. Two years have passed and refugees living in UK, Spain, France and Germany tell whether reality met their expectations. 

For more amazing stories like this, subscribe free to The English Magazine (top of the page).  

Four weddings: Not everyone marries a prince

Not everyone marries a Prince. Follow four special weddings around the world from the point of view of the bride. Featuring a British woman unsure of the future, a soldier discharged from Iraq, a high society Indian wedding and a rural Romanian celebration, this is what really happens behind the scenes on the wedding day.  

For more amazing stories like this, subscribe free to The English Magazine (top of the page). 

'Street Child World Cup' brings together 21 countries

Children who live on the street in 21 countries formed football teams for  the 3rd 'Street Child World Cup' in Moscow. After the opening ceremony there was a match between the girls teams from Brazil and Russia. The competition has over 200 street children representing their nations. The main objective of the Street Child World Cup is to show the problems of millions of street children around the world.