Workplace education uk

English language instruction

Workplace education uk

Workplace Education UK provides a range of solutions to assist people at work, who use English as a second or foreign language. Learning is typically delivered around work schedules, to suit your organisation.

Having worked as an Associate Trainer, and TEFL Teacher for over 10 years, I began Workplace Education in 2015, responding to a request to upskill technical staff in a Sales Team, in the manufacturing sector. ​

Today, Workplace Education UK’s Customers include a variety of organisations, who require tailored learning solutions for their staff.​

Janine Pickles


Hello. I’m a British national who has worked in the UK and abroad, teaching English as a foreign language. I provide support to businesses which have employees whose first language isn’t English. I also assist those who speak English as a first language.


Lessons are arranged to suit the organisation, taking into account:


– organisational need and budget
– staff roles
– level of English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
– learner needs

Sample projects:

English Language Instruction to Polish staff, who work in an English-speaking organisation
Staff at a high profile international company, who communicate via web meetings
Public Speaking Workshops to young people who may, or may not speak English as a first language
College students who need a specific level of English, in order to settle in the UK



Cambridge CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults), from the English Language Centre, York, UK
PTTLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) from Park Lane College, Leeds, UK
Degree in Administrative Management, from the University of Humberside, Hull, UK

ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 5 Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring in Management, Craven College, Skipton, UK
GCE / GCSEs including Maths and English


Business English

Technically skilled workers often need help to improve English, so they can apply for more senior roles.  I’ve also worked with foreign staff who have recently been promoted, and who need to start managing staff by giving clear instructions in English.


General English

Whether using English as a first, second or foreign language, there is often room for improvement. General English tuition is the broadest area of tuition I deliver, and can include intensive practice on particular areas of concern, such as everyday (survival) English for life outside the home country, or anything specified by the student.

Level Checks

Level checks can indicate whether a worker will be suited to a role, where English is spoken or written, or where they need to follow instructions given in English (for example, health and safety.) 

A level check will be used prior to lessons, to group students together where levels of skill vary. This allows students to study at a similar pace. 

Grammar Lessons

Grammar lessons may include intensive practice on an area of difficulty, or the learning of new, or more advanced grammar.  IELTS past papers can be used if a student needs practice on academic reading, writing, listening.

Public Speaking Workshops

I run half day workshops for those new to public speaking, and for anyone who simply wants to practice in preparation for a speech, an interview or a presentation.  Workshops can be run at your premises, or at a venue of your choice.  Minimum numbers apply.

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Testimonials & Featured Clients

“Janine was my English Teacher for eighteen months. The lessons with her were really fun. She is a very positive person. When I started my first one to one lesson with Janine, I didn’t have a clue how bad my grammar was! At the time I could speak quite well, and my understanding of English was good. We started from the beginning with grammar and writing, and after eighteen months I can finally write better. If you are looking for someone to help you improve your English plus have fun, she is the woman. Highly recommended.”

Krystian Morus, Warehouse Manager

Janine runs our Banana Moon Language Academy for our foreign staff improving their English. Through Janine we aim to enhance the careers and lifestyles of our team with highly professional one to one sessions and also larger class sessions. Here is a testimonial from Ewa who has been working closely with Janine for 18 months now.... 'Janine has been my English teacher for over a year. It has been an amazing adventure to learn English with her. I really enjoy the classes. She is a very enthusiastic and patient teacher. I never get bored as she use different techniques to teach. I feel much more confident with my grammar. I would highly recommend her!'

Ewa, English Student, Banana Moon

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