Hear English, Speak English, Live English

in Wales!


  • 1 x 90 minute professional individual lesson each day with native speaker Martin's personal program made to your language needs will improve your English
  • you will speak and learn naturaly
  • you will see beautiful Wales

We will

  • Make a study program to suit you
  • Prepare 3 meals each day you will love
  • Give you up to 6 flexible days and ½ days to show you beautiful Wales (see day trips)*

LET US WELCOME YOU TO WALES. Talk to us about YOUR program, now!

About us

Martin Hanrahan

Now living in Wales Australian Martin has taught E.F.L./E.S.L. English over 13 years. He has a Cambridge Certificate in CELTA (Bristol City College, the west of England, U.K.), has taught on immigrant programs in Australia, widely in The U.K. and lived and taught corporate company courses, secondary and primary school students, public and certificate group classes and post secondary course groups almost 9 years in The Czech Republic. He has learnt Czech language to a level of working knowledge and co-produced a text book for Czech primary school children.

Martin teaches courses in England and Wales.

Deborah Stokes

His partner Deborah is English - (Manchester born) - did part of her schooling in France, has taught home schooling in Bristol (England) and loves Wales.

Course Offers

Introductory offers 2017

1 x 90 minute lesson a day. 7 lessons a week

Course type Price
2 week course Business English from £160 a week
2 week course study/examination English from £160 a week
2 week course conversation English from £150 a week
courses children + adult English (1-2 adults) from £160 a week
extra lessons from £10 a lesson

Day trips


Caerleon has an amazing ancient Roman ampitheatre famous around the world. See how the ancient Romans lived and died here 2000 years ago this end of the Roman empire. Also a sound and light show. This is the largest ancient Roman site in Britain.

Caerphilly Castle

The second largest castle in Britain Caerphilly Castle is part of Wales' history. This is a storybook castle.


Cardiff is the capital city of Wales. A diamond in Wales's crown. Attractions include Cardiff Castle, The Millenium Stadium (home to Wales' international rugby with other rugby nations) and quality pubs and restaurants. Tours of The Millenium Stadium can be arranged.


Historic Chepstow has its' castle and town wall, super restaurants and pubs. You may be here a week Martin plays guitar in the pub...

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey is an ancient place built and defended by monks. It lies in a valley by The River Wye. It fills the sky with ghosts and stories...


I like when my teacher sings to me in the morning!
We all remember Southampton (U.K. 2010 summer courses with Martin) with love.
Maria García, (left of picture), former public course E.S.L. student, Valencia, Spain
Martin is a kind, patient and unaffected teacher.
I regularly went to his lessons because they were very useful and pleasant for me. What helped me especially was creating sentences out of words that Martin wrote on a blackboard. After a year long study of English I passed the FCE examination. I have worked for three months with a municipal council. And do you know what was chief the requirement for getting the job? Communication in English!
Nela Marešová, Bc., former ADP postgraduate course student, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic
I'd like to have lessons with Martin in the future
The thing that I liked best about Martin's lessons was the end lesson... music from his guitar... I'd like to have lessons with Martin in the future because of his perfect manners... and the nice way he explains things.
Santino Testarella, former public course E.S.L. student, Tivoli, Italy
Martin‘s lessons helped me make considerable progress in English.
I had been studying English for many years and before I joined his course I had a feeling that I had been stagnating some time. Martin’s way of teaching was thought out and enjoyable, which helped me concentrate even after hard day’s at work. Of all the courses I have ever attended it is Martin’s that reminds me, in respect of its conception and methods, most of language courses in London where I later had the chance to study English at a school recognized by the British Council.
Jan Iraku, former language course student, Vsetín, Czech Republic
Martin's lessons were interactive with a convivial, friendly atmosphere
I would be very happy to have lessons with Martin again. He was my first teacher from my first day at Southampton and he put me at ease straightaway. I really liked his teaching style.

version française :
J'ai bien aimé que les cours avec Martin soient interactifs avec une ambiance conviviale. Ça me ferait plaisir d'avoir à nouveau des cours avec Martin. D'abord c'est le premier prof que j'ai eu lors de mon premier jour à Southampton (en Angleterre) et il m'a mis tout de suite à l'aise. J'aimais beaucoup sa façon d'enseigner.
Xavier Ganga, former public course E.S.L. student, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, France
Martin gave structure for us to learn actively
There are many websites with English. They are good for a passive learning but for active learning is important to have a lesson with a teacher and to talk – more than the teacher. Martin gave structure for us to do this. As well as humour.
Taisia Davidová, former corporate student at Komerční banka, Vsetín, Czech Republic

Contact Us

You can contact us using the application form below, by e-mail or by phone.

Martin Hanrahan, Deborah Stokes
35, Don Close, Bettws, NEWPORT
NP20 7RT
Blaenau-Gwent, South Wales
United Kingdom

+44 077 494 350 93
+44 075 911 821 37