Online English School

One on one English classes with professional teachers.

Professional standards

Our teachers are all experienced professionals and native speakers who focus on your needs to give you the most organized and efficient English-learning experience. Our responsive support team will ensure you maximize your time and get the most from your classes.

Structured learning

We take teaching seriously. And learning a language correctly is a complex process. Our system is organized for maximum impact and efficiency. Our teachers will give you lots of great, personalised feedback every lesson to develop your English more effectively.

Flexible system

Learn any time of day from wherever you want. Our price plans are flexible and so is our schedule. Lessons are only 25 minutes, so you can fit them into your busy day. If you have more time, you can book extra sessions. You can also choose what you want to study from our great range of courses.

About us

The English Farm is an online school specialising in business English. Professional English teachers teach 25-minute lessons on Skype. Our lesson materials are carefully chosen textbooks from leading publishers and cover a wide range of levels and needs.

Our staff

The English Farm is a group of experienced English teachersIT people and an educational writer. We are New Zealanders, Japanese, Canadians, Americans and Australians. Our teachers are all pros, and have a broad range of work and teaching experience.

How to start

First join The English Farm. You'll need to give us a little information so we know how to help you. You'll get a free lesson point when you join to schedule a trial class. We'll assess your English skills too. If you have any questions, send us a message.


Lessons cost ¥1,970 for 25 minutes or less if you buy a package. Textbooks cost ¥3,000 – ¥5,000 depending on the course you choose. Our system is flexible and your lesson points never expire. Start any time, take lessons when it suits you or take a break if you need one.

Meet our professional teachers

  • Matthew's picture


    NZ New Zealand
    About me:

    I've been an English teacher since 2001. I focus on teaching business people and professionals. I am the founder of the English Farm and Poligo. From New Zealand, I lived and studied in Japan for 8 years. Now I live in São Paulo, Brazil. I speak Japanese and I am studying Portuguese. I like to surf and play guitar.

  • Mickey's picture


    CA Canada
    About me:

    Mickey has a passion for performing. You can see him almost every week playing in his band in Chiba. He's also a funny guy.

  • Sean's picture


    CA Canada
    About me:

    After many years in Japan, he has returned to live in Canada. He is a sociable person and likes to play sports, watch movies, read, cook and travel when he has some free time.

  • Jeremy's picture


    CA Canada
    About me:

    Jeremy lives near Tokyo in the countryside. He loves eating good food and watching good movies. His hobbies include: cooking, writing, cycling and photography. He also writes music reviews.

  • Jin's picture


    CA Canada
    About me:

    Jin loves music the outdoors and camping. Foreign languages have always been an interest for him, as well. In addition to speaking some Japanese, he has some ability with French and German.

  • Kara's picture


    US United States
    About me:

    Kara is from Chicago, but currently lives in Spain.  She likes trying different Spanish tapas and enjoys Irish dancing in her free time.

Our courses

A general business English course for all levels. Learn the skills you need for global business.

COMING SOON Courses perfect for developing your ability in specific areas important to your work.

Intermediate and advanced courses in general business vocabulary. Essential for all professionals.

General English and conversation courses to help you express yourself and prepare for English exams.

Master English grammar from the beginner to advanced level. Ideal for test-takers and those with high goals.

Special advanced courses to focus on your business area: IT, finance or the law.

A must for every student. Perfect your accent and your delivery with one-on-one feedback.

Student feedback

Kind and careful

"Through kind and careful instruction on The English Farm, I have grown to like English, and now I am studying to reach new goals!"

University professor

A global view

"In addition to the lesson program, I enjoy conversation and discussion with The English Farm teachers, who have a lot of rich experience in several countries and the business world. I can learn a global point of view and about a wide range of topics including the business field."


Working overseas

"At Toyota, few employees are assigned to work overseas within two years of starting. Thanks to The English Farm, I have been assigned to work in Europe just two years out of university!"


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Two men asleep on the train

I teach a lot of businesspeople. They often tell me that they have to “overwork”. What they mean is “do overtime”.

“Overwork” is best translated in Japanese as 「過労」. “Overtime” is 「残業」.

An ad for an English school in Japan

All languages borrow words from other languages. The Japanese language uses a lot of phrases and words from English and other languages. Many times they are changed in their meaning or usage. That means that when you use these words in English, you should be careful.