Curriculum and System

World-leading English Language learning resources

Developed exclusively by renowned language training expert Louis Alexander, our teaching method combines written, audio, video and interactive elements to help you learn English in the way that suits you best.

Direct English is possibly Alexander’s greatest contribution to language teaching; combining an innovative training system with uniquely composed learning materials.

Unique to Direct English, our course materials ensure you are focused on learning English without having to struggle to understand what it is you are learning and why. As a result, you’ll maximise your comprehension of the language skills acquired, as well as build that all-important confidence you need to speak it.

Each level of your course covers a wide range of learner resources to keep you interested and motivated. Developed exclusively by leading English language and education specialists, and designed for use within your local Direct English training center and at home.

We focus on four key skills





Learner Resources

We’ve developed an advanced selection of interactive learning materials to help you engage with your studies.

Many of our materials are stored on our student learner portal Direct English Live! enabling you to practice English whenever and wherever you want.

The Study Guide:
To facilitate autonomous study.

The Course Book:
Lessons are in English only and divided into key parts.

The Companion:
The companion is your go-to document for completing course exercises.

Instructions are provided in the ‘Language Study and Practice’ section that will tell you how best to complete various learning activities.

The companion gives you a preview of each unit in advance, and a checklist that confirms the skills you’ve gained once the unit has been completed.

The Syllabus

Direct English methodologies have been researched and developed to ensure proficiency in all aspect of language learning.


Our digital testing materials enable us to teach to your strengths, and give you visible evidence of the progress you’ve made.
We’ll help you choose the course option that’s right for you using an online ‘Placement Test’, then set further tests every three units to make sure your language abilities are developing as planned.

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