Learn English within an intimate setting

classes range from one-on-ones to small groups

Our Teachers

Learn English in New York with the English Language Company. Learn English with expert teaching, imaginative lessons – and fun.

British born Judy Taylor and Sue Woodman provide eloquent and elegant English language lessons for young and old, residents and visitors, for work or social life. They founded The English Language Company (ELCNY) on the belief that everyone can learn English on his or her terms: no matter what your native language. ELCNY’s approach is simple; English should be taught properly and with correct pronunciation.

ElCNY brings a wealth of experience to each lesson as both Judy and Sue have had extensive careers in journalism and business.  At ELCNY, they have created a distinct and personal focus on all-around language learning and modern idiom, from everyday conversation to specialized business language, customized to students’ own interests and needs. ELCNY’s teaching methods are both rigorous and fun.  Classes range from personalized individual to small groups lessons.

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Judy is an experienced certified general ESL instructor as well as a certified Business English Instructor who has worked predominantly with businessmen and women. She also specializes in teaching children, both young and old. Her work includes helping students master business and professional English and navigate meetings in the workplace, including telephone/video conferencing, writing correspondence and e-mails and preparing presentations. Born, bred and educated in the UK, Judy has a bachelors degree in French and German from the University of Salford.  She received her TEFL/TESOL certification in both general and business English at TEFL International in New York and is BEST-Plus certified. Before training as a teacher, Judy had a long career in publishing as a market researcher in new product development.


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Sue is an experienced certified ESL instructor, who has worked with a wide range of ESL students,  from immigrants who need to learn daily communication to professionals whose needs are more specific. She enjoys sharing conversation with her students about cultures worldwide, and seeing her students succeed in learning English.

Born and educated in England, Sue received her TEFL/TESOL Certification at TEFL International in New York, and is BEST-Plus certified.  She has a bachelors degree in Drama, History of Art and French from Bristol University, as well as a postgraduate diploma in Radio, Film and Television.

Before becoming a teacher,  Sue had a long career as a journalist, for BBC Radio and numerous publications in the US and the UK.

She is the author of “Last Rights: the Struggle over the Right to Die.”


  • “Sue is greatest teacher because she explains grammar perfectly, and we always have fun working together. I love Sue!.”
  • “If you are willing to learn English with real native English speaker, Judy is the one. She has a wide range of knowledge with encouraging and respectful teaching method. I enjoyed taking her classes and learning English.”
    Eri Shuto, Financial Assistant, Japan
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Tel: 347-815-4996
The English Language Company
1641 3rd Avenue
New York NY, 10128
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