The Language School in Kenya

Ecole de Langues du Kenya is One of The Best Language School in Nairobi, Kenya, Offering Immersion Language Courses in English, Kiswahili, French, Spanish, Chinese and Document Translation Services. Call Now: 07 03 22 88 40

About us

The Language School in Kenya (Ecole de Langues du Kenya) is arguably one of the best language schools in Nairobi offering immersion language programs and other customized, short language courses in Kenya. We offer languages courses in Nairobi in such a way that  one can be able to learn  and speak a language new in just 10 days under the immersion language program ! ! 

We offer different language courses in a conducive and multi-cultural environment. Here, you can learn a language at one's  own convenience, time and place of your choice: at the office  or at home, after work, during lunch hour, in the morning or in the evening. 

Our tuition fees are very affordable to suit your budget and needs. Our training starts from Beginners (European Level A1) to Advanced levels (European Level C1).

We offer general, specialized, regular and part-time language programs in the following languages:



We have trained several hundreds of students since we started in 2010. In the last 3 years, we have focused more on corporate training. Some of our recent and current corporate and individual clients including those booked from September 2016 include the following:

The Kenya National Assembly Embassy of Brazil
Embassy of SwedenJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)Embassy of Yemen
The International Rescue CommitteeInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)Embassy of Kuwait 
Korea Broadcasting ServiceMultichoice / MNETLG
World Bank GroupUNON..etc
University exchange students – International UNEP and etc. 
AIESEC (Kenya) – different African countriesNestle 



Our students come from Brazil, Portugal, Japan, China, Austria, South Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, USA, UK, Canada, Spain, France, Benin Republic, DRC Congo, Uganda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Republic of Gabon, Republic of Sudan, etc.



We have a bilingual teaching staff who are highly motivated and have many years teaching experience. The longest member of staff has more than 20 years’ experience, while the least has 2 years’ experience. Their qualifications range from Diploma to Masters.

One of The Best Language Schools in Kenya



Did you know that you can learn a new language in just 10 days? The Language School in Kenya is one of the best language school in Nairobi offering short courses in local and foreign languages where you can learn to speak a language in just 10 days!!  You can achieve this through our immersion language programs.

Full Immersion Language Classes in Nairobi

Immersion language program is the quickest and most effective way of learning a new language. A learner in a new language immersed most of the day in learning a new language in in and out of class situations. Sometimes, the learner lives in a host family where English is spoken every day, and thus the learner has the opportunity to use and practice the language in practical, day-to-day situations and activities.

What is an immersion programm?

A learner taking immersion language program at The Language School in Kenya can stay in a host family or with our experienced teacher's home, have three meals a day with family members, thus has the opportunity to practice the language during the rest of the duration of stay. The teacher will continue to instruct the students in practical situations during the entire stay.

The most immediate advantage with this option is that the learner is able to progress very fast in learning the language of choice and host culture. This is an amazing way to learn a language, fast.

With this option, a student can move from a complete beginner (European Level A0) to a fluent speaker (Level B2) in less than 100 days, and to native level (Level C1) in 200 days.

A learner basically takes up to 5 hours of class instruction per day, Monday to Friday covering a maximum of 100 Hours per month. This means it takes just 5 weeks each to complete level A1 and A2 (Level 1 and 2), and 2 Months each to complete level B1 and B2 (Level 3 and 4).

B2 is the minimum level required for university education in English speaking countries for non-English speakers. Average, learners take up to 6-8 months or more to attain this proficiency level required for university education abroad (Level B2 minimum) in English speaking countries like the UK, USA, Australia etc.

How long can one take to complete the course?

A comparison between our proposed Immersion Program vs the Regular Program (for an average learner). - The rate below applies to all international students. For local students, kindly call 0703 22 88 40 for inquiry.

Language Level description



Standard Program

(6 hrs per week)

Intensive Program

(15 hrs per week)

Immersion Program

(25 hours per week)

Tuition Fees

(US$) (Per Level)


(Full Board) 

Per Month

A1 (Beginner)120 Hours5 months2 months1.5 monthsEnquireEnquire
A2 (Elementary)120 Hours5 months2 months1.5 monthsEnquireEnquire
B1 (Intermediate)180 Hours7.5 months3 months2 monthsEnquireEnquire
B2 (Intermediate)180 Hours7.5 months3 months2 monthsEnquireEnquire
C1 (Proficient)250 Hours10 months4 months3 monthsEnquireEnquire


+447405751293 (Whatsap, Viber & Imo)   +243894759999, +243815050500

Skype id: congoeasyservice


We are looking for more international partners for student placement. For enquiries, please send us your email to:  or call +254 703 22 88 40


Michigan State University, USA

The Language School in Kenya (Ecole de Langues du Kenya) has partnered with Michigan State University, MSU to offer language courses in Kiswahili starting from the summer of 2017. The first batch of students arrived in May 2017.  For more information about MSU, please visit


Our Classes

Nature of our classes

Our language classes in Nairobi are either individualized or private, or in small classes with a maximum of 8 students. Individual or private classes offer one the comfort of studying at one’s pace and convenience. Fast learners are able to quickly complete their courses in record time, while slow learners are afforded individualized attention, ensuring that they are not left behind, as it often happens in large group classes.

At Language School in Kenya, we offer customized language training to suit different clientele such as professionals, students in higher institutions, students waiting to join local and international colleges and universities, new immigrants to East Africa and new migrants to other foreign countries. We also tuition and home schooling in Nairobi for any students in Kenya.

Studying at your pace

We have small groups or individual / private classes that are specifically tailored to meet your needs and convenience so that you can fast-track your learning and be able to speak a language in the shortest time possible. You are guaranteed personalized attention, where you learn at your pace with some of the most experienced tutors. 

Studying in a foreign language

For professional and other specialized roles, most institutions and government agencies require a very high level of language proficiency, before they can guarantee one a position. For example, after a recent fuss about doctors struggling to communicate with patients, the UK’s National Health Service raised the English requirement to 7.5 on the IELTS exam (between C1 and C2 on the CEFR) for non-native speakers.

For educational purposes, most top UK and other English teaching universities require between IELTS band score of 5.5 and 7.0 for admission to courses taught in English. But as a rule, to be on the safer side, IELTS Exam level 7 (C1 of the CEFR) is recommended. For level comparison, please refer to CEFR / IELTS comparison below.  For IELTS Levels, please check out this link:

CEFR language levels explained:

We use the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to indicate the level of language competency that you should already have in order to start and get the most out of one of our courses. The CEFR system has 3 tiers: basicindependent and proficient

For an in-depth explanation about CEFR Language Levels explained go to 

Some of our clients

Some of our present and past clients include the private sector and the general public from different countries. A good number of them are expatriates living and working in Nairobi.

How many hours do I need to prepare for my exam?

Research suggests that it takes approximately 200 guided learning hours for a language learner to progress from one level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to the next.

For example, a candidate who has passed Cambridge English: First (FCE), aligned to level B2 on the CEFR, might need approximately 200 hours of lessons and supervised study to prepare for the Cambridge Advanced English (CAE), which is aligned to level C1.

However, there are a number of factors that can affect how long it might take you to achieve your desired level of English, including:

  • your language learning background
  • the intensity of your study
  • your age
  • the amount of study/exposure outside of lesson times

The table below suggests how many hours you might need to spend to reach each level of the CEFR, but remember these figures are intended as a guideline only. You may require more or less time and support depending on your own needs.