Learn English With Us Online

English Lessons On Skype - Since 2010

Brown Cow English

Your Online English Language School

Welcome to Brown Cow English. We teach English on Skype to people all around the world. Director of Studies Nathaniel Barrett founded Brown Cow English back in 2010. Having taught English in British Council accredited schools since 2004, Nathaniel decided to branch into the world of online Skype English language lessons. His aim was to provide the same quality he had found in British Council accredited offline schools, with a focus on experienced TEFL certified teachers, including CELTA and Trinity qualified, but online. The same standard but at a fraction of the cost you would pay for one to one lessons in person. We welcome you with open arms and are very excited that you are interested in joining the English language learning revolution - learning English on Skype!

We help students to pass these exams:

Cambridge Assessment English, English Language)
ielts (International English Language Testing System) logo
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) logo







Our Testimonials

What Our Students Say
About Brown Cow English

  • Hi guys, I've finally passed my IELTS test with a 7 in writing! It's been a long journey for me that started in September 2018. On my first attempt, I got decent but nonetheless disappointing results and the lowest was in writing - 6.5. I studied hard for the next 9 months until I attempted the test for the fourth time in June 2019. I thank you, Brown Cow English, I would not make it without your support and knowledge. You have helped me to keep up with the preparation. We practiced writing a lot, I think I've written at more than 100 essays and a couple of dozen letters and had them checked by you. I focused on articles, modals verbs, tenses and punctuation especially. Besides that, the speaking practice was beneficial and helped me understand the structure of the speaking part and how to organize myself in saying what should be done within a set time. So, after all of this, the scores of speaking and writing have jumped up by half a band: W/7 and S/8. Guys keep up the hard work. All the best!


    IELTS student

  • I passed my CAE with quite an impressive score, and I should say it happened due to the professionalism and commitment of Brown Cow English. We accomplished a great deal of speaking part tasks and learned some practical methods which certainly worked. Moreover, my writings were rectified regularly, and gradually, I began to express myself with more natural language. Not only are the lessons with Brown Cow English of great use but also they are extremely entertaining as well. I strongly recommend Brown Cow English, their standards of teaching live up to expectations. Thank you guys!


    Exam English

  • I would like to express my gratitude for Brown Cow English school, where I have spent a lot of time studying from November 2013 to the present. First of all, it was a luck to be a student of such amazing teacher, who was also very flexible in time and helpful with different life situations. In fact, each lesson with Brown Cow English was not like a boring lesson with strict teacher as it used to be before, but it was a friendly conversation with cool guy, who helped me to boost my knowledge of the English language, to work with my accuracy in writing and to feel myself free while speaking with him. It is true to say, that corrections during the learning process was not irritating or rude, but was comfortable, fun and natural. In addition to this, corrections to my writing were completed in a very useful manner - bold phrases or underlined word endings showed me my weaknesses and was clearly recognisable. Overall, wonderful personality of teachers in connection with dense knowledge in language and comfortable way of studying English anytime and anywhere via Skype will have a remarkable effect on your relationship with learning English.


    Business English

  • I always wanted to speak English well. I used to study English in an English school in Moscow. I had to go there after work. I had many grammar lessons, but I didn’t have enough speaking. So then I had to finish my study there because I spent a lot time on my way and I didn’t get enough practice of speaking. The I realized that I can study English online with a native. My friend told me about Brown Cow English. I have learnt there for 3 months. I’m very happy. I can speak with my teacher wherever and anytime. Thank you Brown Cow English.


    Business English

  • I am an IT guy. I tried to improve my English by courses. As I understood later it was a wasting of money and (more importantly) time. The crucial moment was getting a job in Microsoft - foreign company with tens thousands employee. Then I realized that I still needed to improve my English. And not just common English but conversational English. My new colleagues advised me to learn English with native by (to save money) remotely. I tried Brown Cow English and have never regretted. Communicating with native. That is the key to success.


    IELTS Student

nintendo logo
canon logo
microsoft logo
tilda logo

Why learn English on Skype with us?

  • Cheap – From £12.95 a lesson with a CELTA trained teacher one to one. That’s value for money!
  • Good on a budget – Pay per lesson or buy a package – it’s up to you.
  • Flexible – Our teachers work around your busy schedules.
  • Convenient – Have lessons from home before work, after work, at work, while on business trips or on holiday!
  • Easy to book – Simply message us via the ‘Contact Us’ form. We’ll do the rest.
  • Secure – We use PayPal, the global payment system. It’s so easy to use, you don’t even need to be registered.

English on Skype with Brown Cow English

Skype English language learning is growing rapidly. What was once considered unusual is becoming mainstream. This is largely due to word of mouth. Students who try learning English on Skype rarely go back to learning one to one in the flesh.

This is because once you study English on Skype, you realise that the quality and attention you receive are the same but the price is half what you would pay to meet a teacher in person. Not only that but also you do not have to travel to meet them or have anyone invading your personal space.

Lessons are flexible so you can cancel last minute should something come up and rearrange your class. Students have lessons before work, at work, after work, at the weekend and on holiday. The list is endless!

We teach General English on Skype, Business English on Skype and Exam classes. You will find all of our courses covered in detail on the courses page. General English is our most popular course and all aspects of your Englsh language development are covered. Learning Business English works fantastically well on Skype as many business meetings are now done using Skype or similar programmes. Preparing for interviews on Skype is fantastic too. Students take part in role plays and challenging simulations, gaining experience which is invaluable when it comes to the interview itself.

IELTS on Skype is our most popular exam class. Our students also commonly study FCE, CAE and CPE on Skype. Preparing for exam classes works particularly well on Skype. Lessons are recorded and speaking test practice is played back to the students. Our teachers encourage students to spot their own mistakes in their recordings. This has been hugely successful for us in terms of improving their accuracy – often the hardest and last thing to fix in a high level learner.

Learning a language is like playing a musical instrument. You have to practise regularly to maintain your level – use it or lose it! Learning English via Skype enables you to practise more freely and readily. Our 21st century busy working schedules do not allow for much free time – Skype English gives you the opportunity to fit it in. Join the English language learning revolution! We know you will love it! Whatever your needs as an English language learner, Brown Cow English will support you and help you flourish.

Learn English on Skype for a UK Visa/Immigration application

ESOL SKILLS FOR LIFE - Entry 3 (Step 1, Step 2 etc.)

Are you applying for a UK Visa or do you want to immigrate here? Do you need English to work in the UK? You will need to take an exam to prove your level of English. Whether at home or abroad, we can help you prepare for this.

From The Blog

Brown Cow English