About Us

About Us

Speakeasy School of English is a small family-run language school located in Chiswick, a lovely part of West London near the river Thames. We opened in 2002 and since then have taught English to over a thousand foreign students from all over the world. As a small school we pride ourselves in providing individual attention and support to students. Our reception door is always open, allowing you to come and speak to us about anything you need during your stay in the UK!

We specialise in teaching with the Callan Method, a unique, dynamic and fun way to learn English. We are members of English UK and are accredited by the British Council and the Callan Method Organisation (CMO). We are open all day Monday to Friday, allowing you to study in the morning, in the afternoon, or even after work in the evening. Whether you need help with your pronunciation, or you need to pass a particular exam, come and try our classes and you won’t be disappointed.

Our website gives up-to-date information on the courses available at Speakeasy School of English, and on the other services we offer to students. If you want to ask us a question, please email, call or pop in to see us and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Maggie and Nick Jenkins,


Speakeasy School of English

Learn English fast

The Callan Method wastes no time. You use only English in the lesson and enjoy constant support from your teacher. You get plenty of revision and are constantly listening and speaking which gives you the confidence to learn English quickly and efficiently.

Small classes

Our maximum class size is 14. Our average class size is 7 to ensure maximum learning time for the student.

Student care

We are always ready to help you with your stay in the UK. This includes: airport transfers, booking accommodation, as well as suggesting your after-school social activities.

Enrol any day, start any day

Students can enrol and start an English course on any day of the week. After a level test, they will be placed in the appropriate class.


Our course prices are very competitive and we offer special discounts at certain times of the year. Email us for details.

Try us for free

Before enrolling, we suggest you try one of our classes for free, so you can see the Callan Method in action.

Mission Statement

Speakeasy School of English opened its doors to foreign students in September 2002. Since then we have taught English to thousands of foreign speakers from all over the world. Our aim is and has always been to provide effective and good quality English courses at affordable prices in a warm and friendly environment and to help the students improve their language abilities for academic purposes, career advancement and everyday social and practical purposes.

Speakeasy School is committed to

  • Providing a stimulating, enjoyable and cost effective English language learning experience for adult students from beginner to advanced level;
  • Hiring and retaining qualified EFL teaching professionals;
  • Providing a clean, comfortable and friendly environment for learning and socializing;
  • Offering advice on any student concerns from academic, through personal to professionally related;
  • Promoting intercultural understanding between students, teachers, host families and the wider local community;
  • Constantly improving  our  programme  to  develop  a  language  school  to  the  benefit  of  its  students  and members of staff.

Morning, afternoon and evening courses

Our classes run all through the day from 09.30 until 21.30. Before starting your course, you can come and try our Callan Method classes for free. This gives you the opportunity to experience the method, speak to fellow students and meet the teachers. If you like the lessons, we will give you an English level test and then you are ready to start.

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    Important Policies

    In order to ensure that Speakeasy School of English operates safely and efficiently, we follow certain policies and procedures, which can provide you with important information about the school’s management and expectations. All our policies and procedures can be found in Student Handbook.

    Below are some of the most important ones:

    • Admissions policy
    • Attendance and lateness policy
    • Student behaviour policy
    • Equality and Diversity policy
    • Personal Harassment and Bullying policy
    • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults policy
    • Special Educational Needs and Disability policy
    • Health and Safety policy