Business English, Soft Skills and Intercultural Training - Lydbury English Centre 2020

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Welcome to Lydbury English Centre, one of the very few fully residential immersion courses for business and professional personnel

Rita introduces Lydbury English Centre and our unique methods

Rita talks to Ricardo Barbato about his experience at Lydbury

Rita introduces the Global Approach and the unique method we use at Lydbury English Centre

For more videos on our unique training method, please go to The Global Approach wesbite.

Rita explains "Business English"

Marius Wilhelm talks about his time at Lydbury English Centre

  • Accelerated training approach - up to 3x faster than expected progress
  • 3 trainers to 4 participants
  • Each course individually tailored to meet the needs of you and your organisation

  • Balanced combination course
  • 1 to 1 option
  • Weekend option (1 to 1 or closed group)
  • 27 hours structured training and coaching per week
  • 25+ hours social interaction

  • Fully residential package
  • Mid-week outings
  • Evening events

Christelle Arnoust – Manpower, France
I chose Lydbury English Centre because it’s the best. The advantages are:
  • a beautiful, typically English place
  • participation in everyday family conversations
  • discovered a beautiful environment
  • course adapted to my specific needs
  • easy, generous people

Manuela Dümmel – Siemens, Germany
  • the most effective training I have ever had
  • had a lot of fun
  • learned something about the country and the people, not just language
  • delicious food and very beautiful village

  • personal training which is flexible from the start to the end
  • a perfect atmosphere and tailor-made training

Thorsten Born – Siemens AG
  • relaxed environment
  • family atmosphere
  • the training is tailored to individuals
  • the training is adjusted daily
A relaxed and pleasant learning experience that has achieved my desired success. You are motivated to continue learning without putting yourself under pressure. At least, in my case the opportunities for success have been very good.
Better than expected because it was a very new way for me to learn and I think I now have a good base which makes learning the language easier for me.

Gonçales Pita Soares - Portugal (came to Lydbury after having three months of English lessons at home)
  • the method is very visual
  • we talked only about important things
  • the teachers explained the reasons for things
  • the place – relaxed
  • teachers sympathetic
To experience the Rita Baker method allows you to achieve a high level of English in a short period of time – only possible through hard work over a long time with the traditional methods.

Alberto Bartoli – GEFRAN SPA
  • I think I improved my comprehension and so I feel more confident in speaking too
  • I found every lesson useful
  • it is a very comfortable way to learn English and a very beautiful place

Fulvio Tonti - IFI SPA
The strengths of LEC are:
  • Rita and Duncan
  • Global Approach
  • personalised training
  • family atmosphere

Valérie Frénéat – Manpower, France
Thank you so much Rita and Duncan for this fantastic week.
It’s not only an English training course but a real experience of life.

Why choose us? ____________________
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Targeted learning
We establish exactly which areas of English are most important to you and focus on these.

Rapid results
Your time is precious – none of it wasted here.
Up to 12 hours immersion in English and British culture every day of your course.

Bespoke service
Our team structures your learning to you and your professional needs.
Every session at Lydbury is focused on your specific professional learning needs.

Unique methods
GlobalApproach, our unique learning system, guarantees rapid, targeted learning. Its simple, powerful methods dramatically change how you learn!

Friendly folk
Relaxed minds learn better! Our welcoming, friendly approach ensures your experience is positive and effective.

Rita and Duncan Baker founded Lydbury English Centre in 1985. Rita is a member of BESIG – the Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL.

Rita is a well known international speaker and is in frequent demand to talk at conferences and to run workshops and teacher training seminars. She is also the author of the Global Approach™ to language learning.
We offer short, intensive, residential immersion courses in English and soft skills for business and professional purposes. Most of our clients are large international companies but we also have smaller clients and individuals. Most of our students are middle to senior managers, engineers, scientists, marketing and sales people. They usually come to us for one or two weeks but longer periods and weekend training are further options.
Lydbury is the ideal environment for serious learning. We offer a quiet and friendly rural environmet which provides total immersion in English 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Our training is excellent, as is our cuisine; and our comfortable residential on site accommodation means you do not waste time travelling every day. We are happy to offer you access to free internet connection and other essential facilities.

Lydbury English Centre


Lydbury North
United Kingdom


P: +44 (0) 1588 680123
Registered in England no: 5819343

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