Eaton Language Services (ELS) was established in 2008 and it specialises in the learning and use of the English language and the promotion of cultural diversity. We are based in Norwich and pride ourselves in providing a top-class, friendly and professional service at all times. Whether you are an international student requiring help with examination preparation, or a foreign national requiring help with your English, then ELS is here to help you.

Learning English

Our primary focus is to promote the learning of the English language for foreign nationals living in the city, and those visiting from abroad. We aim to equip all our students with the skills that they need - whether it is going into further education, securing employment or simply for personal fulfilment.

English at Work

A new workstream that ELS has developed recently is to offer workplace learning for those companies who have foreign employers who need help with their English. Our ”English at Work” programme will help non-native speakers acquire the practical English they need to carry out their jobs more effectively, both for their own benefit and for the company/organisation as a whole.

Examination Preparation

We can provide specialist coaching and advice for foreign nationals and students looking for an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS.


Eaton Language Services (ELS) offers a professional proofreading and copy-editing service. We will check your work thoroughly, correct any spelling and grammatical errors that appear, and make suggestions about how to improve your writing in the future.

New Courses and Workshops

Adjusting to a new life in the UK can be an exciting but daunting challenge for foreign visitors. Our mentoring service can offer specific guidance and help to those that need it.

Culture Link

At ELS we aim to create a better understanding and appreciation of British culture in order to make people more comfortable and confident in their new surroundings, whilst fully recognising that other cultures are playing an increasingly important role in the shaping of Norwich's future.

About us
Brian Watkins

Business owner Brian Watkins has worked closely with foreign adults living in Norwich, and has many years experience teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). He specialises in small group and one-to-one tuition, tailoring his learning packages to suit the needs of his clients. He is also a trained proofreader and copy-editor, having undertaken a course run by Chapterhouse Publishing in London.

Rosalind Wright

Ros Wright qualified as an EFL teacher in 1994 and has since been teaching English as a Foreign Language, both to groups and one-to-one. She has taught English for general, academic and professional purposes, at institutions such as the Oxford Intensive School for English at Oxford and Cambridge and Studio Language School at Cambridge. More recently, Ros has taught at the Norwich Institute for Language Education, and, since 2007, at INTO, University of East Anglia where she works full-time. She currently teaches students preparing for a range of business and humanities undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in the UK, and also helps to prepare students for FCE and CAE course through one-to-one intensive tuition.