Experienced. Passionate. Knowledgeable.

Experienced. Passionate. Knowledgeable.

About Us

Back in June 1996, John Major was Prime Minister, The Runaway Jury by John Grisham was one of the best-selling books and England's hopes of being European champions of football for the first time were ended with a penalty shootout defeat to Germany (again!). On this month in a small office in south-east London, with a team of just two, Babel was started with a vision of offering highly tailored, flexible and professional training to clients working internationally.

One of our earliest commissions involved training the staff hosting the prestigious Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in October 1997. The eyes of the world were, quite literally, upon the Edinburgh International Conference Centre during the four-day event. It was a great accolade for the EICC and Babel to help support their front of house staff as expectations were high.

More than twenty years later, we are so proud that 70 per cent of our income each year comes from repeat business from long-term, loyal clients, whose testimonials and case studies you can read now. Our achievements would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and dedication of our highly experienced tutors and trainers around the world. With their support, we have won commendations for Customer Service, Small Business of the Year and European Women of Achievement.

Testimonials

"I have been having regular lessons for a couple of weeks now and the lessons are going really well. I need to study some more on my own is the only thing! But the lessons are really good - fast paced and challenging (in a good way). The tutor is really supportive so it's good and I feel like I am learning a lot!"

Portuguese Skype Lessons

Amy - Private Client

“It was great thank you. We have an excellent tutor; she quickly adapted the lesson to suit my level and I came away feeling that I had learnt a lot—very happy.”

Spanish Language Lessons

Invesco Perpetual

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Online Learning During the Corona Virus Outbreak

During the Corona virus disruption, we have expanded our online offering so that your employees can continue to learn while working from home. Our experienced trainers can provide inspiring sessions and webinars live online. These include and are not limited to: virtual classrooms for foreign and English language training, international assignee briefings, country-specific cultural briefings and virtual culture coaching. Please contact us if you would like to discuss these options on 020 8295 5877.